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Welcome to our round-up of EDI news, plus top tips from the Inclusive Recruiting team and guest experts.

Advancing Social Equality

May 29, 2024

The impact of social class is multifaceted, affecting everything from opportunities to education, training and networking to workplace dynamics, career advancement, income and job security.

Surely an attempt to attract candidates from a lower socio-economic background is a good thing, right? A Camden theatre….

Reclaiming "Woke"

April 19, 2024

We need to talk about “woke”, the now often contested and often misused term.

The broadcaster Ashley James recently received widespread praise on social media after sharing her definition of the word in a discussion on the TV show ‘This Morning.’ She said she felt the term “woke” had been weaponised….

Supporting colleagues during Ramadan

March 1, 2024

Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic year, is expected to begin on March 10th. 

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 ….

LGBTQ+ inclusion: 15 micro-affirmative actions

February 8, 2024

An LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace is somewhere employees of all sexualities and gender expressions feel safe and valid and comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.

This LGBT+ History Month, we’re taking a look at the positive micro-affirmative actions which can help prevent LGBTQ+ related microaggressions and create more inclusive workplaces for everyone….

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…

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…

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…

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…

How is the experience of Imposter Syndrome different for minority groups? - by Nazish Bhaiwala

December 7, 2021

When it comes to Imposter Syndrome, there are added layers of complexity for minority groups that we can all benefit from being aware of…

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…

Anonymous CVs: Do They Just Delay Bias?

December 9, 2020

In a recent survey we carried out on LinkedIn, 92% of those who took part in our poll answered ‘Yes – anonymous CVs do just delay bias’. Many companies have used anonymous CVs in a bid to overcome bias when it comes to the recruitment process…

Videos

Let’s Talk EDI
What equity, diversity and inclusion means to us

Let’s Talk EDI with the Inclusive Recruiting team! Join our very own Haleema Latif hosting Priya Cinar, Dom Szczecinski and Daniel Chery for a great Q&A session in which they share their thoughts on what EDI means to them.

Podcasts

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?

Look out for our next episode…

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Episode 3:
Understanding Intersectionality

New episode coming soon…

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