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Be great at diversity & inclusion

Maximising the potential of a diverse workforce is not only a social imperative, it is also a competitive advantage.

The Ugly Side To The Beautiful Game: Football & Diversity

 

Sport can really unite and divide people in equal measure.  But where the world of football is concerned, we aren’t just referring to the beautiful game itself, and the pursuit of glory for one’s team. Sadly, ‘diversity’ is not a word you would necessarily associate with football, and for many fans, players and employees, the sport has a very ugly and sinister side to it. Continue reading “The Ugly Side To The Beautiful Game: Football & Diversity”

Stand Up & Be Counted: Diversity Needs You

If you’re a CEO, a business owner, an MD or in any way playing an influential part in the organisation and industry in which you operate, there has never been a more crucial time to show your support for diversity and inclusion. Continue reading “Stand Up & Be Counted: Diversity Needs You”

Sobering Work; The Employer’s Role In Supporting Alcohol Related Issues

According to Alcoholics Anonymous, there are an estimated 1.4 million people living in the UK who are dependent on alcohol. That’s about 5% of the working population and largely relates to those in employment. So, just what is the employer’s role in managing and supporting alcohol related issues in the workplace? Continue reading “Sobering Work; The Employer’s Role In Supporting Alcohol Related Issues”

Vive La Différence: The Fine Balance Between Creating Equality & Celebrating Diversity

The quest for equality is a noble one. But we’re going to go out on a controversial limb here, and suggest that when it is taken out of context, it can actually stand in the way of celebrating something equally important: diversity. So how are the scales balanced between treating people equally and valuing their differences? Ultimately, surely the two combine to pave the road to inclusion. Continue reading “Vive La Différence: The Fine Balance Between Creating Equality & Celebrating Diversity”

‘We Are An Equal Opportunities Employer. Sometimes’

How does your organisation measure up against your equal opportunities statement? Is diversity and inclusion one of your core business values? Is it really? Continue reading “‘We Are An Equal Opportunities Employer. Sometimes’”

Work / Life: A Balancing Act For Fathers, Too

Being a working parent comes hand in hand with a permanent state of guilt, and the challenges facing working mothers are well recognised. But spare a thought also for working fathers. As International Men’s Day approaches, we’ve put them in the spotlight for a change. Continue reading “Work / Life: A Balancing Act For Fathers, Too”

Empowering The Incapacitated Worker: What’s Your Stance?

Degenerative illnesses can have devastating effects, such as loss of sight, hearing or mobility. At times like this, the ’employer of choice’ will be the one who thinks beyond the obvious to ensure that loss of income is not added to the list of consequences. Continue reading “Empowering The Incapacitated Worker: What’s Your Stance?”

Sexual Harassment: The Facts Every Employer Must Address

“Hiya big tits!” Not your typical office greeting and one which landed the manager of a cleaning company at an employment tribunal accused (and found guilty) of sexual harassment. Surely though, such remarks are not commonplace in a twenty-first century office environment?

Continue reading “Sexual Harassment: The Facts Every Employer Must Address”

From ‘Mum’ To ‘Working Mum’: 8 Ways Employers Can Support The Transition

“Career Limiting Move (jargon): Any action endangering one’s future prospects of getting plum projects and [salary] raises, and possibly one’s job”. (Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com).

We’ve probably all executed a few of these in our time. Some more cringeworthy than others, of course. Hitting ‘send to all’ in inappropriate circumstances surely has to top the list. As does leaving the company laptop in a taxi after a few too many post-work drinks. Or having a baby and taking statutory maternity leave.

Say what? Continue reading “From ‘Mum’ To ‘Working Mum’: 8 Ways Employers Can Support The Transition”

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