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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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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”

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”

Diversity & Inclusion – Beyond Policy & Into Practice

Diversity and inclusion is part of the management agenda for most businesses now. It’s one of the things that we know ought to be tackled but often misses the mark when executed. There is a tendency to focus on the diversity part and completely miss inclusion, because diversity as a concept is easier to grasp and far easier to measure. But what does inclusion really mean? Can a business operate a strong commitment to diversity without proper inclusion? Continue reading “Diversity & Inclusion – Beyond Policy & Into Practice”

HIV and AIDS In The Workplace – Breaking Through The Stigma

AIDS Awareness Month presents an opportunity to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, bust some of the myths, and consider how employers can best support those living and working with HIV. Continue reading “HIV and AIDS In The Workplace – Breaking Through The Stigma”

Diversity and Inclusion: New Year, New Start

 

January presents the perfect opportunity for a spot of inward thinking, and a New Year’s Resolution or two. And if your organisation could do with addressing its stance on diversity and inclusion, there’s no better time than the New Year to make a new start. Continue reading “Diversity and Inclusion: New Year, New Start”

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”

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”

‘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’”

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