Blog & Podcasts
Welcome to our round-up of EDI news, plus top tips from the Inclusive Recruiting team and guest experts.
How to create a trans-inclusive workplace
November 13, 2023
Every year, November 13th marks the start of Transgender Awareness Week. Everyone should feel safe to bring their whole true self to work and should never face discrimination because of who they are.
Here are some key ways to create a trans-inclusive workplace, and the simple steps your organisation can take to overcome the barriers too often experienced by trans people at work…
Saluting Our Sisters: Black History Month 2023
October 24, 2023
October is Black History Month in the UK and we are loving the opportunity this year’s theme gives us to ‘Salute Our Sisters’! It is truly joyous to spotlight and celebrate the crucial role that Black women have played in shaping our history, inspiring change and building our communities, through literature, music, art, fashion, sport, business, politics, education, healthcare, socially, and so much more…
Affirmative Action: Supreme Court Ruling
August 23, 2023
The US Supreme Court recently ruled that the US Constitution prohibits American universities from having affirmative action policies on the grounds of race. Affirmative action first made its way into policy in the US in the 1960s, and has been defended as a measure to increase diversity…
EDI: Leading with Equity
June 23, 2023
For us, it’s EDI and not DEI. While both of these acronyms describe the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion, we prefer to use the term EDI because it places equity before diversity and inclusion, to emphasise its importance. Multiple studies have proven that diverse teams drive better business performance and organisations with greater diversity…
Supporting colleagues during Ramadan
March 22, 2023
Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic year, will begin this evening.
Do you understand what this might involve for Muslim colleagues observing Ramadan, including the challenges they could face in the workplace? Employers need to be considerate and flexible, taking steps to ensure support is there…
Black History Month: Let's Celebrate Black Talent and Black Joy
October 31, 2022
As this year’s Black History Month draws to a close here in the UK, we’ve been reflecting on how we want to meaningfully and mindfully celebrate going forward.
We believe we should celebrate Black History Month by uplifting Black communities, Black culture and Black achievements. We want to see a focus on Black Talent and Black Joy…
National Inclusion Week: Inclusion Champions 2022
September 26, 2022
National Inclusion Week 2022 begins today, with the theme this year of ‘Time To Act, The Power Of Now’.
To mark the week, the Inclusive Recruiting team have chosen the Inclusion Champions they’d like to shine a spotlight on this year, people who are using #ThePowerOfNow to make a real difference in the inclusion space…
Building Mental Strength - by Karen Boyd
April 12, 2022
April is Stress Awareness Month. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed and experience stress from time to time. It can help motivate us and improve our performance, but if it’s happening too frequently it can cause problems. Certified Career and Mental Fitness Coach Karen Boyd shares her top tips on how to build your mental fitness and reduce stress…
Random Acts of Inclusive Kindness
February 15, 2022
It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week. Everyone could do with more kindness in their lives, especially so after the last two tough years. Scientific evidence shows us the positive effects of doing kind acts for others, as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness. This year, we’re putting our focus on Random Acts of Inclusive Kindness. Even the smallest act of kindness can foster inclusion…
Imposter Syndrome: Let's talk about it - by Nazish Bhaiwala
December 7, 2021
Imposter Syndrome is a conviction that you are a fraud, and not truly deserving of your position or your achievements. If you’re affected by it, you know how it can make you feel enormously isolated and anxious at work. The good news is that a great way to begin overcoming it is also very simple and something you can start doing immediately…
Disability Inclusive Interviews – Top Tips
November 8, 2021
How disability inclusive is your interview process?
There are many ways disabled people can be excluded from the recruitment process. You’re looking for the best candidate for the job so why risk excluding potential talent from showing you their skills?…
Intersectionality: Time to drop the one-size-fits-all approach
September 13, 2021
Intersectionality, the term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is the theory that the overlap of various social identities, such as race, gender, sexuality, and class, contributes to the specific type of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual…
Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions: 6 Top Tips
July 26, 2021
Did you know… the average job seeker spends 49.7 seconds reading a job description before dismissing a position a poor fit? Any changes you can make to your language and the accessibility of your recruitment process to be more inclusive will help attract talented candidates…
Deaf Awareness and Inclusion in the Hiring Process
May 5, 2021
It’s Deaf Awareness Week. Our huge thanks to Amy Gair for sharing her thoughts on Deaf awareness and inclusivity in the recruitment process and for creating this great video for us in which she shares her personal experiences as a candidate…
You’ll find more great blog posts to support with job search and career progression in our Candidate Zone.
All Things Inclusive
Hosted by our CEO and founder Vanessa Johnson-Burgess, tune in for honest and engaging discussions with her guests about what true inclusion really looks like, not only in the workplace but also in wider society.
Be prepared for some frank opinions, as well as nuggets of advice for those wanting to actively start to make real impact and create positive change within their organisation.
What does equity actually mean and how can it be explained to those struggling to grasp the concept?
Vanessa Johnson-Burgess tackles the subject of equity with her guest Heeral Gudka, from Convergent Consulting. Together they take a look at examples of equity in practice and how these have ultimately evolved from equality. Stay tuned to the end to find out their own choices of how they would like to see greater equity applied to the workplace.
Episode 2: Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging - what's the difference?
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