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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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