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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HR Magazine – Some FTSE firms still taking “one and done” approach to women on boards

HR Magazine – Some FTSE firms still taking “one and done” approach to women on boards

There are still a large number of FTSE 350 firms with just one woman on their boards, according to the Hampton-Alexander Review’s mid-year update. It has revealed that since the review and the Investment Association wrote to 69 companies with one woman or less on the board outlining their concerns in mid-March this year, 20 have now appointed women but 14 companies have not yet responded. (more…)...
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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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Jungle CEO supports new Black Country Initiative

Jungle CEO supports new Black Country Initiative

Jungle CEO, Teresa Boughey, has joined a new initiative to support, celebrate and inspire business women set up by the Black Country Chamber The Black Country Women in Business forum was launched on March 8th - International Women’s Day and has the backing of West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street. (more…)...
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Little Change in Gender Pay Gap Figures

Little Change in Gender Pay Gap Figures

According to the BBC earlier today, not much has changed in the terms of the mean gender gap, it has lowered slightly from 9.7% to 9.6%. Whilst some companies will have missed the deadline, the majority of the expected 10,000 organisation did publish their gender pay information in time. So, now the analysis  of the data commences, as well as scrutiny of those organisations who missed the deadline and examination of the narratives from those where the gender pay gap has widened. There are also important lessons to be learned from those narratives where the gap favoured women - just 14%. ...
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Z is for Zero Tolerance

Z is for Zero Tolerance

Everyone within an organisation has a role to play when creating a diverse and inclusive culture and no form of anti-discrimination behaviour should be overlooked. Creating an inclusive culture, one that really celebrates diversity and a place where everybody feels that they belong, is a wonderful milestone to achieve or to aim for, but it's a long journey and path to follow. It's therefore important that along that journey, there is zero tolerance. That nobody makes excuses when anti-discriminatory practices are uncovered or unfold. (more…)...
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Diversity and Inclusion – Five Top Trends for 2019

Diversity and Inclusion – Five Top Trends for 2019

There has been plenty of progress in the world of diversity and inclusion but will it be such a hot topic in 2019? Here are my predictions, in no particular order, for trends to watch out for, or act on, if you want to get ahead on your D&I journey. 1. Improved Gender Pay Gap Reporting There will be continued scrutiny on gender and ethnicity pay and representation and the gaps which still exist. I think we will also see smaller companies taking proactive steps to review and analyse their data and build inclusive companies, despite the government rejecting calls to widen...
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V is for Value Differences

V is for Value Differences

We all have our own unique differences and it's important that we recognise these. Instead of seeing these as something negative, we should see them as an opportunity to leverage the strengths that a diverse workforce bring. Tools such as Insights Discovery, the psychometric tool, are a great way to enable individuals to really start to recognise the differences that they bring to work. (more…)...
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