Culture

The culture gap: putting culture at the heart of business performance

It is now widely accepted that culture is the foundation on which exceptional financial performance is built. Historically, boards didn’t spend much time on culture, but increasingly there is a...

A third of young workers concerned about proximity bias

A third (34%) of 18-to-24-year-olds are concerned that working remotely will mean they miss out on progression opportunities.

Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.

Welcoming dissatisfaction critical to inclusion

Taking the first step to creating an inclusive workplace is often the most difficult. It takes a great deal of trust and belief that change will be good for your team, both for building a positive...

How to support employees with dyslexia

Even a learning need as common as dyslexia, which affects up to one in 10 people in the UK, is frequently misunderstood and stereotyped.

Employers can reduce poverty by offering flexible work

Flexible work for parents can be a key factor in lifting children out of poverty, a report on poverty in Scotland by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found.

Poor strategy crippling D&I efforts

Over half (51%) of SMEs don’t have a process for setting diversity hiring goals, according to a new report.

How to get Black History Month right

This Black History Month is particularly special because it is a year since the murder of George Floyd and we are in the middle of a period when employees and their families are adjusting to the...

Improve workplace culture to tackle sexual harassment, finds report

Sexual harassment is more effectively tackled when treated as a symptom of workplace culture, rather than as an issue of individual behaviour.

Rethinking workplace diversity

Diversity is difference. Both visible and invisible; subjective and selective; socially constructed yet based on real experience. It has the power to engender both feelings of inclusion and of...

A working parent’s lessons learned from COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, working parents were forced to completely readjust. Almost overnight, what had been considered 'home' evolved to encompass both 'office' and 'classroom'. 

Employers have key role in supporting low-income families this winter

With the Universal Credit (UC) cut looming next month and energy and living costs surging, low-income families need employer backing.

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