Unconscious bias

Why cultural agility is the antidote to ineffective EDI programmes

Unconscious bias training may be the most popular form of EDI programme, but it is often not successful and may exacerbate failings in intercultural understanding, says Paula Caligiuri

Why cultural agility is the antidote to ineffective EDI programmes

Unconscious bias training may be the most popular form of EDI programme, but it is often not successful and may exacerbate failings in intercultural understanding, says Paula Caligiuri

Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

Breaking down the hidden stigma of mental health career gaps

There is no doubt that much has been done to broadly reduce the stigma of poor mental health, but in the working world, there is often still a culture of silence and shame that can impact a person’s...

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Pay gap reporting isn’t perfect, but greater transparency is necessary

While COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated new ways of working, the Black Lives Matter movement has – rightly so – created an unprecedented urgency for more genuinely diverse and inclusive workplaces...

Stay interviews: how to prevent internal talent from flying the coop

Reports of restless and disgruntled employees are soaring, and traditional retention tactics are not cutting it. The trusty exit interview is too little too late; surveys lack the rich detail needed...

Talent acquisition and CSR must break silos to help diversity

Most businesses recognise the value - whether moral, monetary or reputational - of both diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies and corporate, social and governance (CSR) efforts.

Hybrid work brings new biases to the fore

Hybrid working has exploded and its impact on how people are led and managed will be tremendous, both positively and negatively. Whereas some leaders have embraced the changes with open arms and have...

How to ensure no-one’s on mute – managing bias on video calls

Despite lockdown easing and many planning a staggered or partial return to the office, homeworking and video calls will likely be a mainstay for many businesses. However, virtual meetings are not...

Why now is not the time to scrap unconscious bias training

You may have seen in that Boris Johnson’s government has made the decision to terminate unconscious bias training for civil servants, with ministers claiming it doesn’t work and citing a report which...

Is HR a hypocrite when it comes to D&I?

With CIPD data showing the HR profession is overwhelmingly female, white and straight, is HR itself walking the talk on diversity and inclusion?

HR's role in strategic succession planning

With greater scrutiny on how organisations are governed and led, now is the time for HR to take charge on succession planning