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  • New research reveals strategies for global disability inclusion

    New research reveals strategies for global disability inclusion

    90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of disabled employees and customers A new study of 120 global brands shows how over 90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of disabled employees and customers. The study is the first to consider how businesses are serving the needs of disabled people at a global and local level …Read More »
  • How to hire staff more fairly and recognise diversity

    How to hire staff more fairly and recognise diversity

    Recognising our biases and presumptions is only the start of achieving the fairer, more inclusive, recruitment processes our businesses need and demand. Chris Platts offers a practical guide on how to establish a level playing field when selecting candidates. Over the past few years, employers have increased their focus on improving diversity and inclusion. However, change has been slow. A …Read More »
  • How to implement a bottom-up approach and improve diversity

    How to implement a bottom-up approach and improve diversity

    Over the last decade, diversity has cemented its place in boardroom discussions across every industry. Companies have realised the benefits of having a diverse workforce, how it leads to broader knowledge and experiences across an organisation and, therefore, culminates in better decision making. The property and construction sector, however, has largely struggled to keep up with other industries in improving …Read More »
  • UKAEA CEO Professor Ian Chapman’s response to the Black Lives Matter campaign.

    UKAEA CEO Professor Ian Chapman’s response to the Black Lives Matter campaign.

    Like many organisations, the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests have caused UKAEA to take stock of our approach to diversity and inclusion, and race in particular. We have spent the last two weeks listening to our staff and talking about the situation and our response to it. Many of our people have rightly expressed their …Read More »
  • Why diversity and inclusion is critical to business recovery

    Why diversity and inclusion is critical to business recovery

    Recent events in the US have helped propel the diversity and inclusion further up the business agenda, despite the threat hanging over companies from the coronavirus pandemic. The emphasis on equality and fairness many companies are now overtly espousing is not only an issue of morality – it is necessary for the attraction and retention of talented employees and to …Read More »
  • Sky pledges £30m to boost diversity

    Sky pledges £30m to boost diversity

    Sky has pledged to invest £10million per year across its markets for each of the next three years, with the money used support anti-racism and improve diversity and inclusion. The money will be used increase BAME representation in the business, “make a difference in communities impacted by racism” and “use the power of Sky’s voice and platform to highlight racial …Read More »
  • What Tops Recruitment List of Importance Revealed

    What Tops Recruitment List of Importance Revealed

    Employers that recruit early talent and want to improve workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) should tailor their recruitment activities more to students’ economic background, gender and ethnicity according to recent research. With new graduate roles cut by 12% this year and internship/placements cut by 40%*, making the available jobs appeal to the widest talent pool is vital according to early …Read More »
  • The Covid crisis has highlighted the importance of leadership diversity

    The Covid crisis has highlighted the importance of leadership diversity

    As the Covid19 public health crisis and the consequent lockdown continues to ravage economies and financial markets, businesses across the world are working against the clock to make fast, difficult decisions, often serving highly diverse customer bases, with no time to spare. In this unprecedented context, diversity has quickly proved to be essential for successful leadership in times of crisis …Read More »
  • ‘5 Tips For Inclusion And Diversity In The Tech Workforce’, Debbie Forster CEO Tech Talent Charter

    ‘5 Tips For Inclusion And Diversity In The Tech Workforce’, Debbie Forster CEO Tech Talent Charter

    The Tech Talent Charter is highlighting the risks of de-prioritising inclusion and diversity, not just in the tech sector, but in tech roles across all industries during these difficult times. New research shows that 14% of UK companies say diversity and inclusion will be less important while dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, but 68% commit to keeping …Read More »
  • Companies that prioritize inclusion may emerge from the pandemic stronger

    Companies that prioritize inclusion may emerge from the pandemic stronger

    The business case for ethnic and gender diversity in top teams is “stronger than ever,” according to a May 19 McKinsey & Company report, Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters. Companies in the top quartile of gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability than peer organizations in the fourth quartile of 2019, according to the data …Read More »
  • 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 »
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