ByJoanne

Anyone for soup? – Is your product inclusive by design, you might think so but is it really?

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Anyone for soup?

Your company is one that produces products for the mass markets, consumer products that you naturally expect that everyone can use and can benefit from, am I right?

You engage with your own product design teams, probably carry out market research to make sure that every aspect has been considered from all angles, after all you have been in the business for many many decades and have extensive experience in this market. 

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ByJoanne

Is your Diversity & Inclusion Vision in the right hands?

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Super-Chicken Photo credit to JD Hancock via Flickr

You do have a Vision for Diversity and Inclusion in your organisation, right? Ok well, possibly not!

There’s a plethora of value statements, visions and goals out there nowadays, some seem empty and most probably feel irrelevant, a corporate idea forced in by HR in order to appease the board or because someone heard its a good idea that everyone else is doing. There is often very little buy in, communication, or in fact any long term strategy or goals.

The business demands a “quick fix” with some eLearning or an hour long “Intro to Unconscious Bias” training session. No wonder we are not making much of an in road, there is no vision.

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ByJoanne

Joanne Lockwood is interviewed by Amanda Parvin of Ethical HR Solutions

Recently our very own Joanne Lockwood was interviewed by Amanda Parvin of Ethical HR Solutions to discuss Trans inclusion in the workplace, and how employers can ensure that are providing a supportive culture and environment.

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ByJoanne

My Journey to Rebrand and Reorientate…

I recently took part in an “Inspire Recruitment” event where I talked about my own journey to rebrand and start up my business over the past two years.

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ByJoanne

Terminology – Introduction to Gender Identities

One of the questions I am asked all of the time is; “what is trans”.

Well… that is a big conversation, but the long and short of it is that “Trans” means is from the Latin and means “on the other side of” whilst “cis” means “on the same side of”.  So both cis and trans are an antonyms paring.  A non-trans person is cis.

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ByJoanne

Joanne Lockwood appointed as an “Advisory Friend” of the IEDP

It was an honour and a pleasure for Joanne to be invited to become an advisory friend of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals.

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Keynote Speech @ #RecFest18

I was invited by The Recruitment Events Co to deliver my keynote at RecFest 2018 at Hawker House in July to an audience of over 300 recruitment focused professionals from all over the UK and Europe.

My talk was entitled; “Recruiting and Retaining Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals in the 21st Century” and was followed up with a Q&A afterwards.

The key messages and takeaways were;

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Transgender Awareness Lunch & Learn Hosted by Elite HR

I was invited by Elite HR to talk to some of their clients and business partners over lunch to deliver a Transgender Inclusion and Awareness talk in Portsmouth.  The audience feedback was extremely positive and even seasoned professionals still had plenty to take away from the session.

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ByJoanne

SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

SOGI is an inclusive term that represents all individuals regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. It includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, heterosexual and cisgender.

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