Living with a disability presents challenges, of that there is no doubt. But for most people, whilst it is a fact of their lives, it is not the most interesting thing about them. Nor do they wish it to define them in everyday conversation. Continue reading “Talk To Me, Not My Wheelchair”
As the refugee crisis continues, opinions remain as divided as ever in the UK on the subject of immigration: close the borders and send them all back, or offer shelter and welcome them with open arms? As today marks International Migrants’ Day, we take a look at the story of two inspiring role models. Continue reading “Migrants: What Have They Ever Done For Us?”
‘The 1950’s called. They said we’ve borrowed their gender stereotypes for too long and now they’d like them back’. Continue reading “Is Everyday Sexism Eroding The Progress of Gender Diversity?”
Policies have their place and are an important framework of management strategy. But they should not be the final word. Treat individual issues for what they are: unique and different. And when it comes to Equal Opportunities, your employees will judge you on your actions, not the words filed away in the policy manual. Continue reading “Promoting Diversity & Inclusion In Policy & In Practice”
Six seconds isn’t long to make an impression – especially not one that will determine the path of your future. But six seconds is all it takes for recruiters to make an initial ‘fit or no fit’ decision from a CV. In light of this, it is all the more concerning that the definition of a good CV remains so male-centric that it places many women at a significant disadvantage. Read on to explore this concept and learn a few top tips to overcome this challenge – whether as a candidate or as a recruiter. Continue reading “The Male Centric CV – Tips for Breaking Down The Bias”
‘Surviving or thriving’ is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. We take a look at some of the key facts surrounding mental health, and encourage employers to take a responsible, inclusive and supportive stance.
Continue reading “Mental Health Issues In The Workplace”
77% of the overall UK working population are employed, yet less than half (49%) of disabled people of working age are employed (ONS). Is this by design or by default? Are employers failing disabled people by not operating a more inclusive approach to their recruitment practices, or by ignoring physical and social barriers that prevent disabled people from working? And is our economy missing out on a huge potential resource and talent pool as a result? Continue reading “Fully Able: The Rising Tide Of Disabled Entrepreneurs”