2018

Was 2018 positive for diversity and inclusion?

Was 2018 positive for diversity and inclusion?

The news has been filled with negative headlines, but the workplace can be a catalyst for change, says Stephen Frost. This has been an important year for diversity and inclusion (D&I), and we have seen a number of key issues come to a head. First, and perhaps most notably, transparency has emerged as both a complement and an alternative to government regulation, most significantly in the gende... »

Scouse couple give fans “goosebumps” as they stun on The Greatest Dancer

Scouse couple give fans “goosebumps” as they stun on The Greatest Dancer

2018 Inclusive Companies Awards performers Harry and Eleiyah from Jelli studios wowed viewers of ‘The Greatest Dancer’ this weekend! Harry and Eleiyah, from Jelli studios, have been dancing together for two years and are the best of friends. Eleiyah, 18,  has been dancing since she was in nappies – with mum Kelly saying she always knew her daughter would be a dancer. The pair went in front of... »

Ramadan Campaign in the running for an Inclusive Companies Awards

Ramadan Campaign in the running for an Inclusive Companies Awards

One Voice has been shortlisted for The Inclusive Companies Awards 2018 for their campaign, ‘I am not a Muslim but I will fast for one day.’ The campaign is a finalist in the Diversity Marketing Campaign of the Year. It beat competition from another 1000 entrants to be among the eight organisations shortlisted. The Inclusive Companies Awards are a national event committed to honouring the outs... »

Time to buckle down and act to improve diversity

Time to buckle down and act to improve diversity

“Let us focus on doing what works, not just what makes us feel good” New research published last week suggests that having children and taking maternity leave are key drivers behind the lack of women in senior insurance roles. As someone who has worked in financial services most of my life, this rings very true. Looking back, I now recognise that I had a fear of missing out and rushed ... »

Quarter of UK workers have faced discrimination in the past year

Quarter of UK workers have faced discrimination in the past year

Almost one in four (23 per cent) UK employees has experienced workplace discrimination in the last 12 months, according to a study published yesterday.  The survey from soft skills training provider Learnlight revealed 12 per cent of workers had been discriminated against at work because of their gender, age, background, sexual orientation, culture or ethnicity. Roughly one in seven (14 per c... »

How can research benefit diversity and inclusion initiatives?

How can research benefit diversity and inclusion initiatives?

Research is often the first step in an organisation’s journey to cultural transformation. Global players especially want to harness the power of new d&i initiatives and research is essential in ensuring they are adapted to different geographies and organisational challenges. The question is: how? GDP Head of Consultancy Theresa Stearn specialises in the creation of effective research programme... »