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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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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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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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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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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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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