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  • What Employees With ADHD Want You To Know

    What Employees With ADHD Want You To Know

    Giving career advice to people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a learning disability) is tough. No matter how many discussions you have about focusing on their unique talents, ultimately the conversation winds its way back to one thing: People with ADHD desperately want others to understand them. They don’t want to be stigmatized for the way they think, process, …Read More »
  • Diversity beyond gender proves hard for investors to measure

    Diversity beyond gender proves hard for investors to measure

    Finding data on worker demographics is a challenge for responsible investment teams. When BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, took companies to task for the lack of women on corporate boards earlier this year, it struck a chord with Julie Gorte. A senior vice-president of Pax World Funds, Ms Gorte had spent nearly 20 years making that very point with …Read More »
  • How inclusion can help your business succeed in digital transformation

    How inclusion can help your business succeed in digital transformation

    Diverse workplaces are more successful in digital transitions. Here are five necessary steps businesses must take to improve diversity… While diversity and inclusion efforts have improved in recent years, the workforce still has a long way to go. Just last year, only 3% of Fortune 500 companies released their full diversity data—including numbers on the race and gender of employees …Read More »
  • Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

    Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

    New research had identified that it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it easier for employees to share parental responsibilities between mum and dad. Contributor Rebecca Hourston, Head of Working …Read More »
  • My advice about employment

    My advice about employment

    My name is Nana Marfo and I’m 35 years old. You might have guessed, a 1980’s baby who was born with a disability and a breathing condition didn’t have a hope of living, especially if there were born 6 months premature. My internal organs were not fully developed and caused me to live in an incubator for 2 years so …Read More »
  • Opinion: How inclusion in the workplace is important

    Opinion: How inclusion in the workplace is important

    As we mark National Inclusion Week, Nikki Kinsey, Sellick Partnership group director, looks at why events like this are still vital and how business leaders can ensure their own equality and diversity strategies can create an inclusive culture. It is no surprise that organisations that have an Equality & Diversity (E&D) strategy and who are committed to promoting diversity and …Read More »
  • The need for diversity in engineering

    The need for diversity in engineering

    Dr Hayaatun Sillem is used to people asking her where Dr Sillem is – and they’re usually quite embarrassed to find out that she’s standing right in front of them. Since becoming the first woman to take the top job at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Dr Sillem has charged ahead with her mission to change perceptions of modern engineering. …Read More »
  • E.ON named as one of the top 50 ‘inclusive’ employers in the UK – 2017

    E.ON named as one of the top 50 ‘inclusive’ employers in the UK – 2017

    E.ON was named as one of the top 50 UK employers for promoting an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce. The energy giant, which employs about 5,000 people in Nottinghamshire, was ranked 46th in the Inclusive UK Employers 2017 list, revealed at the Excellence in Diversity Awards (now known as the Inclusive Companies Awards).Read More »
  • Building an inclusive culture must start form the top

    Building an inclusive culture must start form the top

    Employee Benefits Live 2018: Building a diverse and inclusive culture requires full understanding and buy-in from the organisation’s leadership. In a session titled ‘What does an inclusive workplace look like?’ Catherine Garrod, head of inclusion at Sky, Emma Codd, managing partner for talent at Deloitte, Philip Wilson, head of assessment and diversity at the Cabinet Office, and Sarah Guerra, director …Read More »
  • ‘Here’s is the proof that diversity and inclusion can be good for your portfolio’

    ‘Here’s is the proof that diversity and inclusion can be good for your portfolio’

    Hugh Smith, CFA, MBA, works in the financial and risk unit of Thomson Reuters and specializes in wealth and asset management. It is generally agreed, and bemoaned, that the vast majority of traditional mutual-fund managers fail to outperform their respective benchmarks after fees. The past decade has seen a huge rise in quant funds that scour every quantitative piece of …Read More »