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“Taking ownership of my autism was the best decision I ever made”

“Taking ownership of my autism was the best decision I ever made”

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act. This was a landmark in the battle to improve the lives of autistic adults and their families in England. In this blog, Arran Linton-Smith writes about his late diagnosis and the importance of preparing the next generation of autistic people for life and work. I’m 63 now. But it’s only been in the last few years, following my diagnosi... »

ADHD Foundation changing the way we view ADHD

ADHD Foundation changing the way we view ADHD

At the age of 20 I was diagnosed with ADHD. After a lifetime of zoning out at inappropriate times, losing purses and keys three times a week and trying to do twenty things at any one time (and ultimately finishing none of them) I finally had an explanation for why my brain works the way it does. It is believed that 1.5 million adults have ADHD in the UK, although only 120,000 have been formally di... »

Two West Yorkshire Police Employees Nominated in Control Room Awards 2019

Two West Yorkshire Police Employees Nominated in Control Room Awards 2019

Two West Yorkshire Police employees have been nominated in the national Control Room Awards 2019. The awards are due to take place this Thursday (7 March) at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. Chief Inspector Nick Rook has been nominated for the award for Services to the Public and police staff member Eddie McEvoy is nominated in the Special Recognition for Bravery and Courage category. Chie... »

Half of UK workers say employers have not progressed on D&I goals

Half of UK workers say employers have not progressed on D&I goals

While the UK workplace of today might be markedly different from that of just 20 years ago, efforts to promote diversity by employers seem to have stalled in recent times. According to a new study, almost half of workers in Britain feel their company has not made progress on the matter, with that figure rising among the BAME and LGBT+ communities. A plethora of thought-leadership pieces, analytic ... »

Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

There are many reasons why inclusion can benefit your business, not only to maintain talent as an employer but also to gain a better understanding of your customers. The benefits are therefore both ‘in-house’ and in your external business environment. Reasons why inclusion can benefit your business:     1.Gaining a better understanding of your customers The more div... »

Insurance industry makes progress towards gender parity

Insurance industry makes progress towards gender parity

The Association of British Insurers says the number of women in executive positions in insurance has increased by five percentage points but the progress is not sufficient. ABI says gender diversity improved at nearly all levels of the insurance industry in 2018 and 27 per cent of those in executive positions are now women, compared to 22 per in 2017. At management level women make up 39 per cent ... »

70% of managers blocked from providing mental health support

70% of managers blocked from providing mental health support

With mental health ailments reaching all-time highs among the UK workforce, companies will need to take radical new approaches to maintain the wellbeing of their workforce, or risk dire consequences for their business and reputation. According to a new report, however, almost seven in ten UK managers still feel that there are structural barriers in place preventing them from supporting their staff... »

Championing Diversity & Inclusion

Championing Diversity & Inclusion

I am honoured to work for an organisation ranked no 6 on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List.  As part of my role I endeavour to ensure we are dedicated to being an inclusive employer and I am proud of the continuing developments we have made for our employees and service users. Appearing on such a well-recognised and respected list, is important as it demonstrates clearly our commitment t... »

Insurance diversity pledge finds support from BLM

Insurance diversity pledge finds support from BLM

The Inclusive Behaviours Pledge has welcomed another signatory, and it’s said to be the first from legal circles. Set up by Lloyd’s of London and Zurich to promote diverse, inclusive, and tolerant practices across the insurance industry, the initiative is supported by the likes of Aviva, AXA, Brit, Chubb, CNA Hardy, Direct Line Group,Hiscox, JLT, QBE, RSA, The Ardonagh Group, and Tokio Marine Kiln... »

Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Despite concentration of publishers in London, only 11% of respondents identified as BAME – significantly lower than average of 40% in the city. A major survey of the UK’s publishing workforce has found that “significant progress” still needs to be made on both the numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff and improving regional diversity, with the majority of those working in the i... »

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