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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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How The British Military Has Stolen A March On Diversity

“Colour, creed, age and who you sleep with all become irrelevant when you’re both being shot at.” (Captain Michael Fry, quoted in The Independent, 2011). As Remembrance Day approaches, we take a look at how the British military is conquering the war on prejudice.

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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”

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?”

Flexible Working – 5 Gains for Employers

Each year at the National Worklife Week Conference, speakers from companies large and small present on the latest flexible working initiatives which have delivered not only bottom-line benefit to their organisations, but also invaluable intrinsic satisfaction to employees.  Continue reading “Flexible Working – 5 Gains for Employers”

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion In Policy & In Practice

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”

Managing Employee Engagement: The Generation Game

There’s no shortage of commentary on the subject of managing and engaging the Millennial workforce. Typically defined as those born between 1980 and 1999, and the largest age group to emerge since the baby boom generation, they are (according to Deloitte) set to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025. They’re defined by the media as the ‘entitled’ generation, demanding, narcissistic, difficult to manage and possessing confidence often outweighing their qualifications. So, what’s the secret to engaging them in the workplace, and how does this align with the needs of your Baby Boomers? Continue reading “Managing Employee Engagement: The Generation Game”

ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS: Progressive or Exploitative?

Zero hours contracts have had a lot of press and political coverage recently, much of it negative with some calling for a complete ban on these ‘exploitative’ contracts. But are they really as bad as all that and is there a place for them in UK businesses going forward? Continue reading “ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS: Progressive or Exploitative?”

Does Your Business Measure ROI (Return On Inclusion)?

In terms of business measures, most of us are aware of our core financial figures, whether it’s sales targets, customer numbers or growth rate, there are some numbers which just roll off the tongue. But among those numbers, the figures that define the black from the red, the difference between sink and swim, will you find a measure of diversity and inclusion? Perhaps not.  Continue reading “Does Your Business Measure ROI (Return On Inclusion)?”

Artificial Intelligence: The Robot Revolution

Surely, our most valuable quality as humans is our human-ness; our diversity of thought, our ability to empathise, to feel emotion, to influence and debate, and to care. Yet, as technology advances and artificial intelligence becomes more and more a part of our everyday life, how might the ‘robot revolution’ impact on society and on the workplace? Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence: The Robot Revolution”

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