Right now, we are in a world of talent shortage – we can see this every day when we talk about the NHS, HGV drivers,and the hospitality industry.
We are also facing a huge skills gap in tech talent. This is not just programmers and engineers, but also supportive roles in sales, support, marketing, recruiters and administration. There is constant debate around trying to tap into under-represented and marginalised communities which are typically not engaged in this sector – why? Now that is a question to ponder.Read More
Time and again I am asked for all of the answers and to solve all the challenges facing organisations – that is, how to build and maintain a culture, and develop a diverse and inclusive workforce.
There is no magic bullet, no simple off-the-peg solution. It require some rolling up of the sleeves and hard work over a sustained period. Senior leadership and board members need to track this, just like any other metric in their business.Read More
How often do we complain that “white men” hold all the cards when it comes to society and the workplace?
Looking at many of the senior roles, the line-ups at conferences, on panels, and many positions within organisations we see that white men dominate.Read More
We are in a time of fourth wave feminism, where we are focusing on the empowerment of women and striving for gender equality by addressing gender stereotypes and the marginalisation of women in society.
You would think that we would have made significant progress in the past 10 years. We are striving for greater representation in politics, and key roles in business. Yes, some progress is being made, but are we really making headway where it counts?Read More
When I left school some 40 years ago, I was awarded a D in my GCE English O level. I wouldn’t have known what a pronoun was back in those days if it hit me between the eyes.
Now we cannot escape from pronouns appearing everywhere. Surely knowing what someone uses for their personal pronouns is kinda tedious, don’t you think?Read More
For many there is a feeling that if we look too deeply into justifying diversity and inclusion initiatives with a business outcome, this will be seen as inauthentic, profit-orientated or tokenistic.
I come from the position that in order to make change and to improve our organisation’s culture, we need to look at both the moral and the business case as two sides of the same coin.Read More
Announcing the launch of the new LGBT Speakers Agency! A platform that further elevates the inspiring voices of the queer community to help eradicate the many inequalities still prevalent in today’s society, particularly in the workplace.Read More
The news is sounding brighter, infections are down, hospitalisations are down, deaths are down, and most importantly the numbers who have been vaccinated are climbing steadily day by day. For many of us, we can start to see the beginning of the end of this 12-month nightmare that the whole world has endured.Read More
Let me be blunt, it is 2021 and it is still the case that Trans and Gender Diverse individuals face a significant level of discrimination and marginalisation in both society and the workplace, if we spoke about Black People, Disabled People, or a Person of Faith in the way that trans people are portrayed in the media then there would-be public outcry.Read More