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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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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?”

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”

Corporate Social Responsibility – All Image & No Substance?

If you aren’t already investing in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, you’re probably in the minority.   But is your approach to CSR mere lip service, or are you making a genuine impact beyond the interests of your business? Continue reading “Corporate Social Responsibility – All Image & No Substance?”

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”

Having A Baby? Big Deal….

As the Government announces plans to crack down on companies who discriminate against pregnant employees or new mums, we ask how it is possible that we are still having this conversation in 2017? Women make up almost half of the working population (47%), on paper have more rights than they ever have had and yet still face discrimination at work for having a baby. Continue reading “Having A Baby? Big Deal….”

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”

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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