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How To Optimize Diversity And Creativity In Teams

How To Optimize Diversity And Creativity In Teams

If you’re a leader or human resources manager, it’s important to think strategically about how you build and manage creative teams. The right combination of people will produce more disruptive ideas and solutions, and can significantly exceed the creativity of any one individual team member. An example of this is the Renaissance—one of the most innovative eras in human history. In his book The Med... »

More than half of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) MPs asked by ITV News have experienced racism in Parliament

More than half of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) MPs asked by ITV News have experienced racism in Parliament

More than half of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) MPs say they have experienced racism, racial profiling and prejudice from fellow MPs, an ITV News investigation has found. In an anonymous survey sent by ITV News to all 65 BAME MPs, 62% of the 37 respondents said they had experienced racism from staff in the Houses of Parliament while 51% said they had dealt with racism from fellow MPs. Of... »

Call for all schools to teach sign language ‘to make world more inclusive’

Call for all schools to teach sign language ‘to make world more inclusive’

Nearly 100,000 people sign a petition set up by a teenager calling for greater young people to be able to learn sign language. Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition set up by an 18-year-old calling for all schools to teach basic sign language. Jade Kilduff, 18, launched the campaign after seeing how sign language transformed her younger brother’s life. Christian, four, has brain damag... »

With the number of D&I roles exploding, is this the year we get serious about diversity and inclusion?

With the number of D&I roles exploding, is this the year we get serious about diversity and inclusion?

At the end of last month, nearly two-thirds of people responding to a Glassdoor survey said the companies they worked for were investing more in D&I initiatives compared to previous years. The report showed that more and more businesses are looking to hire specifically for D&I roles, such as D&I director, D&I manager, D&I consultant and chief diversity officer. In fact the... »

Sole traders can play vital role in diversity and inclusion

Sole traders can play vital role in diversity and inclusion

Sole traders can play an important role in encouraging diversity and inclusion within financial advice, the chief executive of the Personal Finance Society has said. Keith Richards acknowledged that a sizeable portion of the financial advice industry is made up of sole traders or companies with maybe just two full-time members of staff, more often than not, male. Speaking to FTAdviser, he said: &#... »

The biggest diversity issues of 2020 that every company will have to address if they want to stay relevant and profitable

The biggest diversity issues of 2020 that every company will have to address if they want to stay relevant and profitable

Brian Reaves, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Dell Policies and programs have to account for the fact that not all minorities are the same, Reaves told Business Insider.  There needs to be more focus on intersectionality. The experience of a white woman and a black or African American woman in the workplace can be very different. There needs to be more acknowledgement of that, and mo... »

There are now more FTSE 100 women than ever – but not at the top

There are now more FTSE 100 women than ever – but not at the top

Good news. A third (33.3 per cent) of all board members in the FTSE 100 are now women. The target was set in the Hampton-Alexander review and has been hit a year early. What’s more there are now no men-only FTSE 100 boards and we are on track to meet the target of 33 per cent of women across FTSE 350 board roles by the end of this year. When you consider that, less t... »

UK companies have ‘poor’ record on ethnic diversity

UK companies have ‘poor’ record on ethnic diversity

Most UK companies’ approach to ethnic diversity is unsatisfactory as more than half of the largest companies in the country do not have a director with a BAME background on their board, a damning report has found. The 2020 Parker Review, published today (February 5), found 59 per cent of the 256 firms it reviewed did not meet the Parker Review target: to have at least one director of an ethni... »

Return to work with the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Returnship Programme

Return to work with the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Returnship Programme

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is now inviting applications to the third intake of its award-winning Returnship programme. The Morgan Sindall Infrastructure programme is similar to an internship – an initial three month paid placement will be offered to successful applicants, with a view to securing a permanent position. The placement will serve as a staged return, offering the opportunity for indi... »

Making the mix work: is your business diverse and inclusive?

Making the mix work: is your business diverse and inclusive?

Ask yourself: are you truly diverse and inclusive – and if not, how has that affected you and your business? In a world where everyone can be anyone, does your workplace accept you for you? Twenty-first century society tells us to be brave, to be anything we want to be – but can you truly be yourself at work? Roche is a pioneer in healthcare, focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives.... »

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