HR Review – How key is a talent management strategy in business today?

HR Review – How key is a talent management strategy in business today?

In today’s business world, it is essential that the talent, skills and personality of each individual employee is perfectly understood by the senior managers and business owners. Without a clear idea of what each employee brings to your workplace, you cannot future proof your organisation. Talent planning isn’t something that should be guessed – guesswork could leave your business trailing behind both competitors and the latest technological advancements. It needs to be strategically thought through so that no individual is left behind or neglected, and proactive so everyone can be developed, and you are open to the latest innovations. (more…)...
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Start Your Business – 5 Ways to Embed D&I into your Business

Start Your Business – 5 Ways to Embed D&I into your Business

It’s not unusual for diversity and inclusion initiatives to rise to the top of the leadership agenda particularly when deadlines loom on the horizon, especially those that involve a level of external scrutiny.However, creating a workplace environment which is inclusive for its employees isn’t synonymous with large companies but is as relevant to companies of all sizes and  at all growth stages from start up to scale up.    Policies and procedures can be beneficial for raising awareness, however these alone are not enough for embedding diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your business.  (more…)...
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Training Journal: Inclusion is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace, not just a D&I professional

Training Journal: Inclusion is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace, not just a D&I professional

When businesses travel along their diversity and inclusivity journey, it’s not uncommon for them to look to a diversity and inclusion (D&I) professional to come in with the hope of them being able to ‘fix’ their company culture. This tick-box approach may raise your diversity levels at face value, but without involving everyone in the workplace within your inclusion initiatives, you will not be able to create the sense of belonging that is so important when establishing an inclusive workplace. (more…)...
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Sunday Times – Future CEO Supplement – Why inclusive leaders must give workers a voice

Sunday Times – Future CEO Supplement – Why inclusive leaders must give workers a voice

The chief executive’s role is changing from the traditional command and control approach to one of inclusive and purposeful leadership - Marianne Curphey discusses this issue with leading experts (abridged). Business has changed fundamentally and, while returns to shareholders remain a priority for the chief executive, this has to be paired with a greater emphasis on sustainability and purpose. The role of a CEO has become that of a chameleon, says Tom Johnson, chief digital officer, global clients, at WPP’s Mindshare. (more…)...
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People Management – Employers too focused on diversity and have forgotten inclusion, says CIPD report

People Management – Employers too focused on diversity and have forgotten inclusion, says CIPD report

Employers should be spending less time focusing on diversity metrics and more on promoting genuine inclusion, according to a new report from the CIPD, which says businesses must tackle barriers such as poor progression and bias to introduce real change. I was pleased to contribute to this article about the report, Building inclusive workplaces, which was released 23 September 2019 to coincide with the start of National Inclusion Week. The report said employers were often too worried about creating a workforce that looked diverse, and needed to focus more on how employees with diverse backgrounds were supported and included once they were in the business. (more…)...
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Talk Business – 24 Ways to Support your Employees on World Mental Health Day24 Ways to Support your Employees on World Mental Health Day

Talk Business – 24 Ways to Support your Employees on World Mental Health Day24 Ways to Support your Employees on World Mental Health Day

Mental health has been moved top of the agenda in recent years. On World Mental Health Day employers need to move mental health to the top of the discussion, understand and work out how to support their employees on a daily basis. World Mental Health Day has been around since 1992, promoting advocacy, education and awareness against the social stigma of poor mental health in the workplace. Businesses should use World Mental Health Day to open up conversations around mental health. Unlike other injuries and illnesses, mental health is not easily using a pill or medication. It takes acceptance and constant support from the people around us. As most of us spend a third of our life in an office surrounded by our colleagues it takes a lot to breach the social stigma and talk about our mental health. This is why the workplace should use World Mental Health Day effectively to break down barriers and support employees in their struggles. So, as a...
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