Diversity and Inclusion

March 12.2018, 1:59pm

International Women’s Day: 10 incredible women in business who have made waves across the globe

Today is International Women’s Day, and prime time to highlight and praise some of the powerful and inspiring women who have excelled in the world of HR, business and commerce across the globe! We are constantly being told about the benefits of diversity and gender inclusion in the workplace. Instead of talking about it, we...

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February 04.2018, 8:47pm

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: How to bridge the gap

Gender diversity and parity have taken centre stage in 2018, with Hollywood leading from the front following a raft of damning accusations against male directors and actors. The #TimesUp movement was a show of strength and a bracing win for diversity. It’s a movement that’s growing in the workplace too, where the gender pay gap...

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February 13.2017, 11:40am

Mindfulness at Work: 4 Ways It Can Benefit Your Organisation

It can be hard to find a moment at work when you have multiple devices vying for your attention and an inbox full of follow-up emails that you’re trying to avoid. The modern workplace is full of digital citizens dealing with constant distractions. Sustained attention is becoming a rare commodity. “Continuous partial attention” is increasingly...

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February 02.2017, 9:06am

5 Challenges HR Leaders in Higher Education Are Facing in 2017

A higher education institution is only as good as the academic employees who carry out its core function of teaching. The rest of the workforce is ultimately there to facilitate this function – to do all the things required to cultivate a successful centre of learning. That’s the challenge for HR leaders in higher education....

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January 13.2017, 10:55am

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Everything You Need to Know

While the men of Europe were fighting in World War I, the battle lines for a different struggle were being drawn at home in the UK. Women took on the jobs of men who were fighting overseas but found that they were expected to do the same jobs for less pay. The first equal pay strikes took...

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December 29.2016, 12:14pm

Future of Work: 6 Trends HR Leaders Can’t Ignore in 2017

It seems that organisations have finally realised the full potential of HR technology in 2016. Modern HR departments are using it to provide analytics, strategic direction and people management. Yet one of the biggest challenges is to embrace disruptive tools while also helping your pool of talent to make a seamless transition into this new...

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November 23.2016, 11:08am

Time to Change: How Organisations Can Get Better at Diversity and Inclusion in 2017

Diversity is no longer just a compliance area for HR – it’s now on the priority agenda for 2017 along with succession planning and employee engagement. Decades of academic research has proven that socially diverse teams perform better and are more innovative than their homogeneous counterparts so why has the uptake been so slow? “Diversity...

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October 28.2016, 8:41am

Diversity in the Legal Sector: How HR Can Help Close the Gap

Star Trek may seem like an unusual place to start when discussing diversity in the workplace. But the classic sci-fi series broke new ground in its portrayal of diversity on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. It’s worth remembering that the 60s TV show was launched against a backdrop of civil rights battles and the...

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January 28.2016, 3:25pm

Diversity in the Workplace: Why It’s Important and How It Actually Makes Us Smarter

Vive la différence! The French have long celebrated diversity and rightly so. Research shows that groups with racial, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity are more innovative than homogeneous groups. Not only do diverse groups ignite creativity and innovation but also, la différence can even help boost profits. In fact, companies that embrace diversity are 45% more likely...

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