HR Grapevine – Enabling your disabled talent

HR Grapevine – Enabling your disabled talent

I was pleased to comment on this important subject. HR must differentiate learning for employees with impairments - but how should this work? There are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK. Yet research conducted in 2018 by disability charity Leonard Cheshire discovered that nearly a quarter of all UK employers admit that they would be discouraged from hiring candidates with impairments, whilst a shocking 66% of respondents cited the cost of workplace adjustments as the key reasons for their hesitance – believing that doing so would make a detrimental impact on their bottom line. The charity also found that 17% of disabled candidates who had applied for a job in the past five years said the employer withdrew the job offer as a result of their disability – mainly because making adjustments to workplace structure and education simply wasn’t something the employer was willing to do. These pieces of research evidence just how hard it can be for disabled employees to enter...
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Association of MBAs – Everyone has a role in creating an inclusive culture

Association of MBAs – Everyone has a role in creating an inclusive culture

Inclusivity and diversity in the workplace regularly topping the agenda, but it is still very commonly thought to be the role of HR to ensure that a diverse range of people are employed and that everyone is supported within the organisation. This is not the case, as Teresa Boughey finds out An inclusive culture can never truly be created, without the efforts of leaders, managers, colleagues and those outside the workplace, I’m setting out to show the key role that everyone has to play, alongside that of the HR department, in order to ensure an organisation is welcoming and supportive. (more…)...
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HRD Connect – Prioritise Employee Wellbeing, not just Absence Numbers

HRD Connect – Prioritise Employee Wellbeing, not just Absence Numbers

Teresa Boughey, Founder & CEO, Jungle HR discusses ways in which companies can ensure that they are prioritising the wellbeing of their workforce. We need to move away from sickness and absence and place the focus on health and wellbeing. Often health and wellbeing are viewed as a tick box exercise and/or a legal requirement/obligation instead of an essential way to ensure the inclusive wellbeing of your workplace.  Similarly, it’s important to take care of employees after they return to work from absence and to ensure they are supported.   Whilst there are, of course, cost implications associated with employee absence, it’s also important to take into account the human factor; to explore the impact of any absenteeism and take care of the people involved. This article will offer guidance on how to put health and wellbeing at the top of your agenda. Absenteeism A healthy workforce is a happy workforce and leads to reduced absence, higher employee engagement, and improved business performance.  Employee wellbeing...
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We are the City – Inspirational Woman Series

We are the City – Inspirational Woman Series

Teresa Boughey MA FCIPD is founder and CEO of National Award-Winning Jungle HR, a strategic HR Consultancy Practice that works with Executive Boards and Leadership Teams during times of change and business transformation. Teresa has extensive Strategic HR experience, operating at a Senior level within a variety of industries and sectors including FTSE 250, Financial Services, Travel Industry, Private and Public Sectors and a Sunday Times Top 100 Company that grew 20 per cent year on year. Teresa has also been appointed to one of only 50 UK Female Entrepreneur Ambassador roles and is currently a member of the All Party Parliamentary Groups for Women and Enterprise and Women and Work. (more…)...
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Counsel Magazine – What the Bar can learn from Personality Profiling

Counsel Magazine – What the Bar can learn from Personality Profiling

  Meet yourself... in colour. Discovering your own unique blend of energies – and that of others – could help transform strained relationships into productive ones Are you ever bemused when two individuals ferociously debate a point in a meeting, only to walk out the best of friends? Have you been in a chambers meeting where colleagues excitedly share endless, extravagant ideas for a project – leaving some members energised but others confused as to exactly what has been agreed? Do you tune out when someone goes into infinite detail, only to realise that they’ve actually been sharing something really valuable – and you’ve missed out by zoning out. (more…)...
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BBC top salary list: genuine gender equality or PR stunt?

BBC top salary list: genuine gender equality or PR stunt?

On 2nd July 2019, the BBC published its star salaries list where three women had ranked as top paid presenters for the first time. In light of this, HRreview asked me and other professionals in their field to pose the question of whether this is a genuine step by the BBC to rectify inequality within their company or a way of ticking boxes merely to comply to standards. (more…)...
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