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

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Creating A Consciously Inclusive Culture

Being biased is an unfortunate side effect of human nature, and we are all guilty of it, whether consciously or unconsciously. For employers, therefore, creating an inclusive workplace means constantly keeping your finger on the pulse of your organisational culture, being aware of how unconscious bias creeps in, and taking steps to address and prevent it.

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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”

The Closet Conundrum – 10 Ways Employers Can Be More Supportive

 

To come out or not to come out?  With only 57% of LGBT employees comfortable to disclose their sexuality at work, could employers be doing more to lend support to the remaining 43% grappling with this decision?  Continue reading “The Closet Conundrum – 10 Ways Employers Can Be More Supportive”

World Religion: Celebrating Differences and Embracing Similarities

Sometimes we need a little reminder of the good that can come from faiths uniting together for a better world, and that the common foundations underpinning every religion are harmonious. Continue reading “World Religion: Celebrating Differences and Embracing Similarities”

The A-Z of Why Diversity Pays Dividends

The facts speak for themselves. Diversity pays dividends and leverages competitive advantage. With that in mind, inclusive workplace culture shouldn’t just be high on the corporate agenda. It should pervade through every business objective. And here’s our A-Z of reasons why … Continue reading “The A-Z of Why Diversity Pays Dividends”

Employing The Visually Impaired ; 6 Important Questions Answered

An estimated 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss. And of the 360,000 registered as blind or partially sighted, approx. 80,000 are of working age and capability. Could your organisation be missing out? Continue reading “Employing The Visually Impaired ; 6 Important Questions Answered”

5 Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Mind the elephant! To mark World Mental Health Day, we take a look at good practice in managing mental health in the workplace. Continue reading “5 Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Mental Health in the Workplace”

I’m Not Racist, But …

‘No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin’ (Nelson Mandela).  Very true, but we are all capable of viewing the world through a racially biased lens … even when we don’t realise it. So, exactly what is ‘casual racism’ in the workplace, and how can employers eradicate it? Continue reading “I’m Not Racist, But …”

Have You Identified Your Main Diversity Challenges?

Tackling the right problems in the right order.  It might sound simple, but it isn’t always all that easy to distinguish between what’s urgent and what’s important.  At least, not without proper evaluation.    Continue reading “Have You Identified Your Main Diversity Challenges?”

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