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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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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DiversityQ – Why the success of workplace inclusion relies on the collaboration of all

DiversityQ – Why the success of workplace inclusion relies on the collaboration of all

Diversity and inclusion specialist Teresa Boughey and author of the book Closing the Gap, explains why collaboration across all levels of an organisation is key to embedding impactful diversity and inclusion programmes. When trying to create an inclusive culture, everyone should play a part as the success of diversity and inclusion (D&I) policies rely on implementation by other than managers in the workplace. (more…)...
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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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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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