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

Talk Business – 24 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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 –...
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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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About Time Magazine – Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch 2019

About Time Magazine – Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch 2019

Thrilled to be featured in the #SheStartedIt100, About Time Magazine's definitive list of the top 100 professional women to watch in the UK 2019. From tech to media, this list is the who’s who on the UK’s most exciting, dynamic female leaders. I was featureed in the 2019 top 10 female entrepreneurs to watch in the UK: (more…)...
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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...
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