UK Recruiter – Top Tips for an Inclusive Recruitment Strategy

UK Recruiter – Top Tips for an Inclusive Recruitment Strategy

When it comes to creating a recruitment strategy that is truly inclusive, there is unfortunately no ‘one-size fits all’ solution; what works for one organisation may not be appropriate for another. There are, however, several strategies that all organisations can follow which have seen positive results across a wide variety of industries. These strategies can help assist in creating a more inclusive workforce overall by ensuring that your recruitment processes are as fair to all parties as they possibly can be.  Here Teresa Boughey MA FCIPD shares her thoughts on how to build an inclusive recruitment strategy.  June 2019 Firstly, I...
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British Airways Business Life – How to create an Inclusive Workplace

British Airways Business Life – How to create an Inclusive Workplace

By Teresa Boughey – June 2019 Have accessible role models – Not only should your organisation have an Inclusion champion at the highest senior level, but you should create a platform for all employees to be able to showcase their achievements so that they may inspire others.   Develop Fit for purpose policies - Develop policies that not only ensure legal compliance, but that are representative of modern-day society and are easily understood by all. (more…)...
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Elite Business – How we can limit the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment

Elite Business – How we can limit the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment

By Teresa Boughey - June 2019 Imagine being in the office and hearing: “This is going to be a fantastic candidate – they’ve got a first degree from a very prestigious educational establishment.” Or how about “Oh, they don’t look like our normal customers?” Maybe you see yourself walking through the corridors of your workplace and catch this little nugget from a conference room: “I just knew from the moment I saw the shiny shoes and sharp suit, that’s what a partner looks like.” What about someone saying: “I’m not sure about her, she looks, well, different in some way. What do...
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Undercover Recruiter – Make Inclusivity at the Heart of Your Recruitment

Undercover Recruiter – Make Inclusivity at the Heart of Your Recruitment

By Teresa Boughey There’s no one size fits all as the skills required for one specific industry won’t be the same for another, which is why every organisation needs to tailor their recruitment strategy. Despite the differences in requirements and process, all organisations need to place inclusivity at the heart of their recruitment to ensure the selection process is equitable for all. Not only does these benefit candidates, but it means businesses can make the most of all the talent available. There are simple strategies that you can implement which will improve the inclusivity of your recruitment, whilst streamlining current processes. ...
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Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

By Teresa Boughey - April 2019 The phrase ‘employee wellbeing’ continues to gain prominence in the business world, with more recent attention focusing on mental health and the illusive work-life balance. However, a prevailing culture still remains that focuses upon absenteeism and sickness. It is understandable that smaller businesses are focused on the impact of absence days on their bottom line, but the fundamental health and wellbeing of employees should not be neglected in favour of a ‘numbers’ approach. If employee wellbeing is considered a priority from the offset, the effect of absenteeism will also diminish. (more…)...
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Business Independent – Gender pay reporting – what is the next step?

Business Independent – Gender pay reporting – what is the next step?

By Teresa Boughey - May/June 2019 The gender pay gap has been extensively documented across the press and social media, especially over the past month as the deadline for public sector companies with over 250 employees to submit their gender pay gap figures was the 30th March 2019 and the deadline for charities and companies was by midnight on the 4th April 2019. With the year two figures now emerging, it is becoming apparent that instead of the gap narrowing, which many initially thought would happen when it was introduced, it has actually widened, with 45% of respondents reporting an increase in...
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Customer Experience Magazine – Book Review

Customer Experience Magazine – Book Review

CXM Book Club: Closing the Gap – 5 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Culture - April 2019 Organisations must stop shying away from the inevitable, and instead take active steps towards creating a sustainable, Inclusive Culture, a new book on Employee Experience insists. For modern businesses, diversity and inclusion are much more than just ‘tick box’ exercises. Organisations without adequate inclusivity and diversity policies can no longer hide, and must face the uncomfortable truth that their policies lack effectiveness. (more…)...
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Real Business – Tackling turnover by understanding why employees are leaving your business

Real Business – Tackling turnover by understanding why employees are leaving your business

By Teresa Boughey When you get recruitment right, it’s brilliant. But when it goes wrong it can damage brand and reputation. Often many businesses overlook when employees decide to leave an organisation. The importance of your workforce should not be underestimated and making sure they are all comfortable and happy in their roles in a great way to not only take stock of their wellbeing, but also ensure they’re are working effectively and productively. Given the investment many companies make in hiring people, it is quite staggering that employees often leave without companies really taking time to understand why. (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...
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Personnel Today – Diversity in HR: is it really a ‘white female’ profession?

Personnel Today – Diversity in HR: is it really a ‘white female’ profession?

I was delighted to be a guest contributor to this article in Personnel Today by Ashleigh Webber - 26 February 2019. Although often tasked with improving diversity and inclusion, HR is still often seen as a “white female” career. But is this necessarily the case? Ashleigh Webber looks at gender and racial diversity in HR and whether it is as homogeneous as it seems.   It is no secret that a lack of diversity – particularly in senior positions – has become one of the biggest challenges for employers. Most would be shocked to learn that in 2018 more than half of FTSE 100...
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