Advice and Opinion

 

Time to speak. We give the platform to some of the leading influencers and experts in Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, to enable recruitment professionals to voice their opinions on relevant topics covering diversity across the UK.

 

  • Is Fear Running in your Workplace? How to Move Past Fear Culture & Build a Brave, New World of Work

    Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by Ian ThomasNo comments

    Fear is a primal emotion that has characterised human nature from the very dawn of evolution. It is a basic yet crucial emotion that is important to survival, triggering a response designed to keep us safe from threats and dangers. In this respect, it is fair to say that it is a valuable sentiment to experience from time to time, as it guarantees we are as secure as can be in specific ...

  • Importance of staff networks: The role they can play fostering diversity and inclusion

    Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Michael Briggs, Partner, Shoosmiths LLPNo comments

    Employee networks are voluntary groups of employees that come together based on shared identity or life experience. Properly organised and empowered networks greatly benefit those organisations genuinely looking to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. What do employee networks do? Usually, staff networks will have a focus on traditionally disadvantaged or marginalised areas of society such ...

  • How diversity and inclusion can give your business an operational edge

    Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Zena Gridley, Partner. Operational Restructuring, PwCNo comments

    Boosting diversity and inclusion is not only the morally right thing to do. It can also strengthen operational resilience, bridge talent gaps and improve your ability to adapt, transform and compete. How can your business capitalise on the diversity dividend? The past two years have pushed operational resilience to the limits. Even as the economy stabilises and the focus shifts to the future, ...

  • Diversity Reporting In The Uk: Considerations For Effective Reporting

    Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Katherine Moore and Amir Farah-AbadiNo comments

    With the publication of new guidance for companies reporting on diversity, we take a look at the findings and on the wider context of diversity reporting in the UK. Diversity and inclusion has become increasingly important for businesses, with growing expectations towards commitment not only from the workforce but also from clients and customers, investors and suppliers. In recent years the UK ...

  • Why Your LinkedIn Profile Shouldn't Look Like Your Facebook Profile

    Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    Your LinkedIn profile could be under scrutiny by potential employers at any given moment. Whether you’ve just applied for a job and an employer is digging for dirt, or one of your clients is having a browse, there’s always someone watching. And thanks to the private browsing mode, you may never be aware they were even on your profile. So, of course, it’s essential to not treat your LinkedIn as a ...

  • Top tips for managing your health at university

    Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    The first few weeks of university are a whirlwind of activity so use the time now to sort out any necessary health arrangements. This should include signing up for a GP. Most uni towns will have their own health centre, where the GPs are familiar with issues that students frequently face. Whilst you’ll be there the majority of the time, when you’re back home for the holidays you can still visit ...

  • Hybrid Working: The Rise of the After-Hours Email

    Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    The past two years have seen a major shift in how and where employees work, and what they value when it comes to employment. In fact, in the aftermath of the pandemic, many workers have begun to place more value on their work/life balance and what’s important to them. Both employees and employers are becoming more proactive when it comes to looking after their mental health. The benefits of ...

  • The Important Role of Managers in a Hybrid-Working Era

    Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    As we find ourselves in a new era, in which employees have the option to choose where, when, and how they work, one obvious question arises: has the role of managers shifted? Do we need them anymore? In short, the answer is yes. On the one hand, hybrid working has offered people the opportunity to have more ownership over their professional lives. On the other, however, it has come with its array ...

  • 10 Ways To Remove Gender Bias From Job Descriptions

    Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2022 by Ian ThomasNo comments

    If men and women sort into qualifications and subsequently careers that have such a wide pay gap, how can we achieve gender equality in the workplace? When research shows that gender diverse companies are 15 percent more likely outperform those that are not, it’s certainly to your company’s benefit to focus on building more gender diverse teams. Your company’s placement of professionals in those ...

  • Why Is The Charity Sector So White?

    Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2022 by David AinsworthNo comments

    Charities hire fewer non-white people than other sectors. David Ainsworth tries to work out why. I’m always slightly uncomfortable writing about issues of diversity, because I’m a straight white man from a well-off background. But I think Thomas Lawson, chief executive of Leap Confronting Conflict, eloquently made the point that white men make up a lot of the decision-makers in the sector, and ...