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In a changing world with increasingly complex scenarios businesses are challenged to adapt. A diverse workforce and open-minded managements are assets that will help to find innovative and creative solutions. These articles chart the progress and take a look at initiatives that put diversity at the centre of operations.

Q and A with: Dennis Velco, OutBüro

With a staggering 48,000 global members, OutBüro is the largest LGBTQ+ group on LinkedIn – and is one of the first of any type of group to have been formed.  It is also a standalone website, and the name OutBüro roughly translates to ‘out at work’ in German. In Dennis’ own words: “I wanted the…

Half an hour with… BiasProof

“Do unto others as they would like to be done unto. Not do unto others as you would like to be done unto yourself.” Stuart Sherman, CEO, BiasProof We’re proud to name BiasProof as one of our sponsors for INCLUSION 2021, and Diversity Network sat down with two of the company’s representatives.  Stuart Sherman is the…

Hearts and Dollars Together

Revolutionising the relationship between employer and employee using cutting-edge HR technology is the aim of WorkJam, which has clients across the world in industries as diverse as financial services, healthcare and retail. Mike Zorn is the Vice President of Human Resources, and it’s his job to work with companies to develop strategies to empower and…

Reach for the Stars

“In space, race doesn’t matter, nationality doesn’t matter. In space, you see the world as a globe and you don’t see the boundaries,” believes Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the British Science Association’s first Black president. Maggie is a space scientist who completed her undergraduate and PhD at Imperial College London. She was diagnosed with dyslexia when…

“I’m Just Another Racing Car Driver”

Aaron Morgan is a professional racing car driver part of Team BRIT, driving an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in Class 4 of the endurance Britcar championship, a lifelong dream. His co-driver Bobby Trundley is autistic and together they are the only disabled team in the event. They have won two races so far and…

The Future is Flexible

Across the world, more than half (53 per cent) of workers would prefer to follow a hybrid pattern where they spend more than half their working week out of the office. New research shows that 82 per cent of employees feel as productive or more productive than before covid-19 changed working practices. The research, carried…

Females Fly High

Is this the world’s first mother-daughter pilot team? Captain Suzy Garrett and First Officer Donna Garrett flew together for the US airline SkyWest in 2019 and now their story is being shared around the world. Suzy is one of SkyWest’s longest-serving pilots and was the eleventh female pilot to be employed there in 1989. She…

Equality Law Update for Menopause?

An MP leading an inquiry into menopause discrimination at work suggests equality law may need to be updated to offer greater protection, reports Personnel Today. Caroline Noakes is the Women and Equalities Chair. She said her inquiry had heard from women who had difficulty filing a claim against their employers for menopause discrimination because menopause…

Olympics = DEI in Action

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the 2020 Summer Paralympics are the embodiment of diversity and inclusion. Back in 1896, the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, had a vision for sport not just as physical activity but as a means of encouraging fair play and respect for fellow athletes as men and…

5 Tips for Better LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace

Pexels – CCO Licence Employers have a duty to provide a safe environment for their workforce, but their obligations don’t end there. Businesses must also ensure that their staff aren’t discriminated against or bullied, for example. As well as having appropriate processes in place to deal with staff concerns, employers can go a step further…

Neurodiversity Recruitment: How to get Started

One of the most common questions businesses ask when beginning their recruitment process with neurodiversity in mind is how to get started. DEI thought leaders from some of the world’s largest organisations make up a think-tank called Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable. The Roundtable meets to discuss and implement initiatives and share best policy and…

A Four-Day Work Week Gains Momentum

Almost 90 per cent of Iceland’s workforce has moved to shorter hours for the same pay, or will gain the right to, following a successful four-year trial of a four-day work week. The trials took place between 2015 and 2019. Employees in a range of jobs including roles in offices, hospitals and schools, were offered…

New ‘Parental Fog’ Index for Law Firms

“Support for working parents is critical to increase the number of female partners and close the gender pay gap,” says the Parental Fog Index 2021 Law Firm Report. The Index, conducted by the Executive Coaching Consultancy, reviewed the websites of 50 top law firms and 50 US firms based in London in February 2021. After…

Anti-Ageism and Advertising

Nearly three-quarters of people working in the UK advertising industry are aged 44 and under, according to new research. Of 16,000 respondents, the largest-ever survey of the UK advertising industry, results show that people from the two age brackets of 25-34 and 35-44 years make up the vast majority of the workforce. This compares with…

Asia Launches Major new Diversity Research Project

A major new research project has been commissioned to look at workplace inequality in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore. Called Race and Culture – the Conversation in Asia, it is being led by Community Business,  the leading not-for-profit organisation committed to advancing responsible and inclusive business in Asia. The research will…