Training Industry – Diversity Is Important, but Belonging Is What Unites the Workplace

Training Industry – Diversity Is Important, but Belonging Is What Unites the Workplace

Despite the increased emphasis placed on diversity and inclusion (D&I) within both the business community and the media, a prevailing idea still exists that, once an organisation has brought on a diverse group of employees, it can call itself inclusive. Of course, diverse recruitment and representation are critical steps when establishing an inclusive business, but they are not the only requirements. Inclusive businesses see past the differences and focus on creating a true sense of belonging. (more…)...
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Mi Business Magazine – How to inhibit the impact of unconscious bias

Mi Business Magazine – How to inhibit the impact of unconscious bias

Whilst the uptake of inclusivity policies is increasing and workplaces are becoming more diverse, it is important to not only look at the structures in which people operate, but also within the individuals themselves. Without spending time educating individuals about their own beliefs, any changes you make in structures and policies will not be full embedded for the future as individuals will not see how their own beliefs fit into the wider picture or the importance of their own actions to the working environment of others. (more…)...
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Talented Ladies Club – Why we need a holistic approach to stamp out unconscious biases in the workplace

Talented Ladies Club – Why we need a holistic approach to stamp out unconscious biases in the workplace

Despite the best of us professing that we do not hold any kind of bias within our decision making processes or initial judgements, it is highly likely that some unconscious biases or learned behaviours have made an impression upon our perceptions or actions. This is not to say that those who harbour these biases are bad people and have made these decisions consciously – often these judgements and decision-making processes happen without us even realising! (more…)...
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Jungle CEO named in the shortlist of the Business Book Awards 2020

Jungle CEO named in the shortlist of the Business Book Awards 2020

Teresa Boughey, founder and CEO of Jungle HR and Inclusion247, has started the year with another accolade when her best-selling book ‘Closing the Gap - 5 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Culture’ was named as one of only six books to be shortlisted for the Business Book Awards (BBA) 2020 in the ‘Exceptional Book that Promotes Diversity’ category. The multi award-winning Shropshire Business woman was revealed as a finalist for her first book on Wednesday 15th January at the prestigious BBA shortlist party in the company of many impressive and established authors. (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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