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  • How to completely switch off from work and relax

    How to completely switch off from work and relax

    You finished work three hours ago, so why are you still anxiously checking email on your phone? And is it essential to hit refresh on Twitter every two minutes when you’re supposed to be winding down? If you feel as though you’re always switched on, and are struggling to chill outside of work, then you’re not alone. A recent study …Read More »
  • Managing an autistic employee

    Managing an autistic employee

    Working with someone on the autism spectrum (including those with Asperger syndrome), can be an enriching experience for managers and colleagues alike, but it may also present some challenges. Here we explain how to avoid or overcome any difficulties, in order to ensure enjoyable and effective working relationships. Many autistic people have a variety of sometimes exceptional skills that enable …Read More »
  • How can your organisation become digitally inclusive?

    How can your organisation become digitally inclusive?

    The Covid-19 crisis has required entire workforces across the world to change their working practices at very short notice. This has brought our relationship and our reliance on technology into very clear focus. To exist in today’s digital society, you will have to use technology. There are more than a billion people on the planet with a disability so our technology …Read More »
  • How to Handle the Stress of Working From Home

    How to Handle the Stress of Working From Home

    Tips for Managing the Stress of Working at Home Fortunately, there are many tools at your disposal and you are not alone in experiencing stress from working at home. While people who work together can gather and discuss the challenges of working in their office environment, those who work from home may need to be more proactive in finding a …Read More »
  • Diversity and inclusion: 8 best practices for changing your culture

    Diversity and inclusion: 8 best practices for changing your culture

    Diverse and inclusive companies drive innovative results. Yet the tech industry still struggles with diversity and inclusion, often failing to attract diverse talent due to inclusivity issues in the workplace. For organizations looking to shape up their diversity and inclusion programs and policies, the change can be challenging — and rewarding. Most companies enact change to deliver business value, and many who launch …Read More »
  • John Parker decries slow progress on ethnic minority board representation

    John Parker decries slow progress on ethnic minority board representation

    John Parker, author of an influential report into ethnic and cultural diversity and chairman of utility company Pennon, has called on British business to step up their efforts on ethnic minority board representation after painfully slow progress in recent years. “I’ve been a supporter of diversity in boardrooms for a very long time,” said Sir John, a former chairman of …Read More »
  • New Gender Pay Gap Research Again Signals The Need For Unconscious Bias Training

    New Gender Pay Gap Research Again Signals The Need For Unconscious Bias Training

    With research from the European Parliament showing that a 14.8% gender pay gap still exists within the EU and with new research from Instant Officesshowing that more than half of UK women still feel uncomfortable asking their boss for a payrise, it’s evident that reaching pay parity will be a slow and painful process..  According to the European Parliament, one …Read More »
  • Flexible working: a step to creating more inclusive workplaces

    Flexible working: a step to creating more inclusive workplaces

    In recent years there has been increasing focus on diversity and inclusion within both public policy and the people profession. The Government has published the Race Disparity Audit, introduced gender pay gap reporting and is currently developing an approach to mandatory ethnicity pay reporting. However, looking at or measuring levels of diversity is only the first step to creating inclusive …Read More »
  • How organisations can enable workplace diversity and inclusion

    How organisations can enable workplace diversity and inclusion

    Organisations with diverse voices are able to innovate holistic solutions to business and societal challenges, encourage creative thinking and win success with customers Research supports that Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a fundamental differentiator for businesses and key to driving innovation and powering the growth of customers and the ecosystem. With technology permeating through societies, across industries and the broader …Read More »
  • How white employers can “do diversity” better

    How white employers can “do diversity” better

    My first experience of a workplace ‘diversity discussion’ happened during an internship for a London based communications firm. Over a lunch break, I remember asking my fellow interns whether they would accept a job at the company if they were offered it. The two other graduates who were both from a white-Jewish background, both said no on the basis that …Read More »
  • Lesbian, bi and trans women face serious health inequalities in the UK and nobody is doing anything about it

    Lesbian, bi and trans women face serious health inequalities in the UK and nobody is doing anything about it

    While the gap in healthcare between genders is becoming more well-known, the fact that LBT women face poorer care than straight, cisgender women remains an underreported issue.   “The health inequalities faced by LGBT+ women, and the existing good practice to address these, are rarely discussed in either the health system or the LGBT+ sector,” says Sarah Humphreys, chair of …Read More »
  • Expectations at work are changing

    Expectations at work are changing

    New research from Aon, claims that 94 percent of employers believe their employees’ expectations of work experience are changing. In Aon’s Benefits and Trends Survey 2020, employers say their employees expect flexible working hours, the ability to work from home, better awareness and handling of mental health, better approaches to diversity and inclusion and better parental policies. A surprise in …Read More »
  • ‘People of colour seem to be superglued to the floor’

    ‘People of colour seem to be superglued to the floor’

    The UK’s top firms have failed to make any progress on increasing ethnic diversity amongst top executives, a new report has found Ethnic minority representation has fallen over the past year and 47 companies still have all-white staff at board and executive director level. “The glass ceiling hasn’t been broken for women, but it’s cracking,” said diversity expert Trevor Phillips. …Read More »
  • One in five of UK’s top FTSE 350 firms warned over gender diversity

    One in five of UK’s top FTSE 350 firms warned over gender diversity

    One in five of the top 350 UK companies have been warned about the lack of gender diversity at senior levels. A government-backed review has written to 63 firms asking them how they plan to improve gender balance. The Hampton-Alexander Review wants a third of board-level and leadership positions at the UK’s top firms to be filled by women by …Read More »
  • Most business leaders would be ‘apprehensive’ about hiring a senior disabled employee

    Most business leaders would be ‘apprehensive’ about hiring a senior disabled employee

    ‘Shocking’ survey finds concerns over the cost of workplace adjustments among factors cited by employers. One in five business leaders would be “very apprehensive” about appointing a disabled person to a senior role, according to new research which experts said demonstrated there were many workplace prejudices which still needed to be tackled. The poll of 1,002 business leaders found that …Read More »
  • Delivering Outcomes Through Diversity

    Delivering Outcomes Through Diversity

    Building a board environment that enables debate, discussion, and a leadership style that allows for possible disagreement or ideas to discuss tradeoffs allows you to get the best ideas what leads to the best long-term success in a company. Naturally you get better diversity of ideas when you have people from different backgrounds. This includes ethnic diversity, gender diversity, and …Read More »
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