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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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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”

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”

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”

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?”

Talk To Me, Not My Wheelchair

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”

Migrants: What Have They Ever Done For Us?

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?”

Supporting Working Carers: An Essential Employer’s Guide

Britain’s population is ageing, and based on the demographic forecast, the number of carers in the UK is set to increase by 3.4 million (circa 60%). How can employers do their bit to ensure that caring responsibilities and career orientation are not a binary choice? Continue reading “Supporting Working Carers: An Essential Employer’s Guide”

Is Everyday Sexism Eroding The Progress of Gender Diversity?

‘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?”

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: 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”

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