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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Training Journal – The Mentoring Manual

Training Journal – The Mentoring Manual

All too often, people blur the distinctions between mentoring and coaching, or interpret both of these learning interventions to be the same - however it’s important to be aware that there are subtle differences. Both are very valuable in the workplace, especially for creating an inclusive workplace, but coaching and mentoring have different roles to play. (more…)...
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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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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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New Book Features Diversity and Inclusion Expert

New Book Features Diversity and Inclusion Expert

An award-winning, Shropshire based Diversity and Inclusion consultant has been featured in a book which captures the stories of inspirational women in business, who are all role models. Teresa Boughey, CEO and founder of Jungle HR and Jungle Diversity has contributed a chapter about her business journey, her challenges, achievements and top tips for the book ‘I am a Woman Who’. The book has been compiled by Sandra Garlick, Founder of Woman Who Achieves Awards and Woman Who Inspires Network which now operates in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). (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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