Award Success for HR & Diversity Specialist

Award Success for HR & Diversity Specialist

An HR consultancy that works with executive boards and management teams supporting their development and growth and advising them on gender, diversity and inclusivity matters is celebrating it’s a run of successes at awards this year. Teresa Boughey, founder and MD of Jungle HR and Jungle Diversity has been announced as a finalist of the Midlands BCC (Business and Community Charity) Awards in the Most Influential Business Person of the Year category.  This category recognises not only the successful business they run but showcases how they inspire others around them, how they demonstrate their authority in their field and how they have the gravitas to be noticed and respected by others. (more…)...
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Relocate Global – Helping companies to foster a diverse and inclusive culture

Relocate Global – Helping companies to foster a diverse and inclusive culture

Fresh from toppling two best-selling authors from three of Amazon’s business lists with her new book, Closing the Gap – 5 steps to creating an Inclusive Culture, Teresa Boughey – CIPD fellow, CEO of Jungle HR and policy influencer – opened Relocate’s Festival of Global People in May with an inspiring and accessible keynote speech. Marianne Curphey reports: "Inclusion is the role and responsibility of everyone at an organisation,” Teresa Boughey explained in her keynote speech on creating an inclusive culture. (more…)...
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Everywoman.com – 5 experts on what the UK’s gender pay gap report really means

Everywoman.com – 5 experts on what the UK’s gender pay gap report really means

UK businesses with more than 250 employees had to report their gender pay gap by 4 April this year. The resulting figures show that 7,755 firms paid male employees more money than their female staff,* based on median hourly pay between 2017 and 2018, and the overall gap remained virtually the same (9.6% compared to 9.7% last year). Does this simply mean businesses aren’t doing enough? Or are there more complex explanations behind the numbers? Five industry leaders offer their insight. April 2019 Teresa Boughey, founder and CEO of Jungle HR Businesses need to consider the inclusivity of their recruitment processes, talent management and reward strategy to become truly inclusive, says Boughey. ‘Companies still only do a couple of initiatives and think they’ve done enough. A holistic approach needs to be prioritised that encompasses all areas of the business. This is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and not just a diversity and inclusion professional appointed to bring about change single-handedly.’ (more…)...
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Free Business Tools to help Organisations Create a Diverse Culture

Free Business Tools to help Organisations Create a Diverse Culture

An award-winning consultancy has launched a free on line tool and workshop to help companies really understand where they are currently stand in terms of their diversity and inclusivity journey and what additional steps they might need to take to improve their organisational culture. Jungle Diversity, part of the Jungle HR group, is on a mission to help 10,000 companies improve the diversity of their workforce. It has devised the tribe5 Diversity Accelerator™ Methodology which includes a range of tools, workshops and a book to assist HR directors and Board Directors get to grips with this important issue. (more…)...
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Gender equality in the boardroom

Gender equality in the boardroom

My take on Gender Equality is featured this month is Shropshire Business, I’ve heard some excuses in my time, but never those more shocking than ‘The Top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women executives’ which featured on BBC News (31st May 2018).  These so called ‘explanations’, from a range of chairs and CEOs were heard by the team behind the government-backed Hampton-Alexander Review, as the review reaches it halfway stage. The review was established to increase the number of women in senior positions and has challenged all FTSE companies to ensure at least a third of their board members and leadership are women by 2020. The Top 10 worst ‘explanations’ included: I don't think women fit comfortably into the board environment There aren't that many women with the right credentials and depth of experience to sit on the board - the issues covered are extremely complex Most women don't want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board Read more in Shropshire Businesses...
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A New Take on the Role of CFO

A New Take on the Role of CFO

The Recruitment and HR media have been quick to pick up on an interesting news story this week (4th July 2018) regarding a ‘pioneering Tech Company’ advertising for an interim CFO.  But this time it's not a Chief Financial Officer… it’s a Chief Feminism officer (CFO). Spurred on by increasing government and media interest in gender equality the advert stated that the hiring organisation, having investigated how it treats its female workforce, found that the firm was in fact ‘part of the problem’. A bold move indeed to put the spotlight and focus on one role to improve diversity in the workplace.  Whilst this affirmative action is to be applauded it raises some questions in my mind as to whether there was a better way to create an inclusive and diverse culture. (more…)...
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