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