Shakil Butt

What the Ukraine conflict tells us about race

A war instigated by a super power invading another sovereign country resulting in death, misery and civilians becoming refugees seeking an escape is a blight on us all.

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Non-disclosure agreements could be allowing discrimination to thrive

Gagging orders were in the news again this week with Channel 4 being asked by MP and former culture secretary Maria Miller to explain its alleged use of non-disclosure agreements against female...

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CEO fires 900 staff over Zoom: why failure to get redundancy right will have far-reaching implications

Letting somebody go is as much a part of the employee cycle as finding that person in the first place. It is for all intents and purposes inevitable, with jobs for life being a thing of the past.

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It’s time we stopped telling women what to wear to work

Telling women what they can wear is once again making headlines. This authoritarian, ‘big brother knows best’ approach is a regression and an attack of individual identity and freedom.

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Ramadan – why Muslims fast and simple ways to support them at work

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The month of Ramadan has begun and presents an ideal opportunity to engage with your Muslim employees and colleagues. Ramadan can appear strange if you are not familiar with this particular pillar of...

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Why the far right 'protests' this weekend were far from our finest hour

The scenes of the weekend were ugly with ‘protestors’ gathering in central London to supposedly defend Churchill’s statue from the planned Black Lives Matter protests.

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How HR can help Muslims during an unusual Ramadan

Ramadan has always been a communal event, impacting approximately 1.8 billion Muslims globally. During the coronavirus pandemic, it is therefore going to be a very different experience.

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The NHS is doing an amazing job but is it at risk of being white-washed?

There’s a disease that we are all suffering from. The symptoms vary from minor to major implications but there can be no doubt that everyone is affected in some shape or form.

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Is The Apprentice racist? Lessons for race at work

With its BAME firing rate and lack of BAME winners it seems the BBC show suffers the same ailments as the business world

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A royal arrival: Lessons in engagement and inclusion

With the news about the latest royal baby comes a renewed sense of optimism amid challenging times

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HR hero lessons from Avengers: Endgame

There are many things HR can learn from superheroes, including how to tackle complacency, mediocrity, fear, poor management, hierarchy and loss of voice

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HR's stance on office romance

Relationships between employees will happen, and it's not for HR to leave a trail of broken hearts

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