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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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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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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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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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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Early Gender Pay Gap Reporting Reveals an Uncomfortable Truth

Early Gender Pay Gap Reporting Reveals an Uncomfortable Truth

Ahead of the April deadline for Gender Pay Gap reporting the BBC has found that some companies are actually reporting wider gaps then they did last year with the Construction and Finance/Insurance sectors having the highest pay gaps to date. Although only 10% of organisations that employ over 250 people have reported their figures so far, and the median gender pay gap is a slight improvement from 8.4% to 9.7%, this is still disappointing news for female workers in some of the largest companies in the UK. (more…)...
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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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Y is for Youth of Today, Talent of Tomorrow

Y is for Youth of Today, Talent of Tomorrow

So, our youth of today are our talent of tomorrow. It's therefore important for organisations to reach out to the local youth communities through schools and colleges and develop a network and a connection with young people who are just deciding what they want to study or what industries they want to work in. (more…)...
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X is for the XY Generation

X is for the XY Generation

Baby boomers, millennials or the XY generation, are all representative of the broad workforce demographics that exist within your organisation. The different generations will demand different working environments and therefore it's important that organisations are able to tune into the requirements of these different generations. It can be a challenge but you need to develop and build processes and procedures to enable all ages and types of people to thrive and flourish. (more…)...
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