Commentary and analysis

All items: Diversity and inclusion

  • Six steps to embedding a diversity and inclusion strategy

    Date:
    20 July 2021

    Having a diverse and inclusive workplace is important not only ethically but also for improving employee morale, boosting innovation and enhancing business success. We set out six practical steps that employers can take to embed diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • Unconscious bias training: What you need to know before you start

    Date:
    20 July 2021

    Unconscious bias training has been part of the diversity and inclusion practitioners' toolkit for a number of years, but criticism from both sides of the political spectrum has many questioning its impact on our rights, workplaces and communities. In the first of two articles, Gareth Buchanan shares his views on why unconscious bias training has been making headlines of its own.

  • Neurodiversity: how accessible is your recruitment process?

    Date:
    8 June 2021

    Organisations need to devote more thought to neurodiversity - a less visible and obvious form of diversity - and appreciate that intelligence comes in many forms. They can start by improving their recruitment processes and making themselves more accessible, argues Dr Louise Karwowski.

  • Three steps to becoming LGBTQ+ inclusive all year round

    Date:
    8 June 2021

    With Pride Month in full swing, Lynne Hardman shares three ways organisations can ensure support for the LGBTQ+ community all year round.

  • Ramadan: Top tips for employers

    Date:
    13 April 2021

    A four-point checklist for employers on how to support employees observing religious festivals.

  • Why intersectionality should be considered when forming a D&I strategy

    Date:
    8 April 2021

    By failing to recognise how the lived experiences of people with common characteristics can differ, organisations will undermine well-intentioned efforts to improve inclusion. Bianca Moodie and Stuart Affleck outline what intersectionality means and how it can be incorporated into an organisation's D&I strategy.

  • How to keep LGBT employees safe abroad

    Date:
    8 February 2021

    It may not seem a burning issue amid travel restrictions brought about by the pandemic, but for international professional services firms, there are a plethora of reasons to meet the needs of LGBT+ employees who need to travel or be resident abroad.

  • Employment law changes: Seven major proposals that may progress in 2021

    Date:
    1 February 2021

    Many proposed employment law changes that the Government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as a result of the focus on Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. Which proposals could be resurrected in 2021 and what would they mean for employers?

  • How can businesses prepare for the next social movement?

    Date:
    25 November 2020

    Were the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements predictable? If so, what's next and how should organisations prepare? Gareth Buchanan explores these issues and sets out some practical steps that organisations can take to be more inclusive.

  • Police sector: Attracting recruits from different BAME groups

    Date:
    2 October 2020

    We look at what police forces are doing to attract recruits from different black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and consider if positive discrimination is necessary to increase the number of BAME police officers.

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