Jungle CEO Listed in the top 100 Female Entrepreneurs

Jungle CEO Listed in the top 100 Female Entrepreneurs

A Shropshire based strategic HR consultant has been selected as one of a collection of the Top 100 female entrepreneurs in the UK, inspiring their peers and communities through their businesses and wider activities. Teresa Boughey, CEO and founder of Jungle HR and Jungle Diversity has been listed for her many voluntary roles including being a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women and Enterprise and the APPG for Women and Work. Her contribution includes influencing government policy on changes required to support female entrepreneurs and women at work around training, mentoring, support and changes in corporate culture. (more…)...
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LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

We all live busy lives therefore we often forget to show appreciation for our staff, praise them for their efforts and thank them for turning up as the best versions of themselves. Not valuing your staff can lead to issues of demotivation and stress. Mental health problems are common and lead to 70 million work days being lost each year in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year. (more…)...
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Whistleblowing hits the Headlines

Whistleblowing hits the Headlines

The interview I did for the BBC’s investigation for the Sunday Politics Show into the increasing use of settlement agreements or ‘gagging’ orders seems to have come at a time when the media spotlight is being turned firmly on the topic of whistleblowing. Just last week the health secretary called for greater support for NHS whistleblowers in order to increase transparency and to learn from those that had the courage to speak out. In the case of the NHS, scandals and even premature deaths or inappropriate surgery could have been avoided due to shortcomings in care or bullying behaviour. (more…)...
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The Pros and Cons of Employee Settlement Agreements

The Pros and Cons of Employee Settlement Agreements

I was delighted this week to find myself interviewed by the BBC as part of the Sunday Politics West Midlands Programme. The topic for debate was settlement agreements, this arose from some recent  BBC research which highlighted an increasingly significant spend by one local council on these agreements, so I was invited along to cast some light on what is by no means a straightforward topic. (more…)...
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Fair Pay Battle – Major Step Forward

Fair Pay Battle – Major Step Forward

The Asda Shop Workers equal pay battle (31 January 2019), is being called a landmark case in terms of predominately female shop workers winning the right to equal pay with predominately male warehouse workers. But equal pay disputes have been going on since the days of the striking Ford sewing machinists back in 1968. which was widely credited as a catalyst for the Equal Pay Act which came into effect two years later. Yet the Equal Pay Act is not black and white in terms of the same job for the same pay, there have been many disputes about the type of work done, levels of responsibility and bonuses paid to different groups of workers. (more…)...
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How Positive Male Role Models can Make a Difference

How Positive Male Role Models can Make a Difference

Today is International Men's Day and the theme this year is Positive Male Role Models In my book ‘Closing the Gap – 5 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture’ I talk about the importance of Male Ambassadors in championing and supporting a diverse organisation and becoming an ally to others. An ally is someone interested in advocating for the rights of others, someone who wants to support and improve the outcomes for those who are perhaps in the minority within the workplace or underrepresented within certain roles. (more…)...
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