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?

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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’

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