Diversity & Inclusion

Improving Menopause Support in the Workplace

6 in 10 people experiencing menopause said their symptoms had a negative impact on their work. Jacqui McBurnie, Founder of and Chair of the NHS England Menopause Network, discusses implementing inclusive menopause policies to support staff experiencing menopause.

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Adopting a Whole Organisation Approach to Race Equality

In 2021, only 28% Black Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse employees had a mentor work. Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Director for Business in the Community discusses findings from the 2021 Race at Work Survey and what employers can do to create more inclusive workspaces, highlighting the importance of role models and progression plans in the workplace.

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Improving the Employment Experience for Staff with Autism

In 2021, only 29% of autistic adults in the UK were in employment. Maria Hamilton, Engagement manager at Auticon discusses some of the challenges autistic people face in the workplace and adjustments that can be made to the recruitment process and work environment to create more neuroinclusive workspaces.

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Using Staff Networks to Support LGBTQ+ Career Development

40% of LGBTQ+ people have experienced conflict in the workplace according to CIPD research. John Peart, Chair of the Civil Service LGBTQ+ Network shares how they developed a mentoring scheme for LGBTQ+ colleagues in the civil service, providing them with the tools needed to develop their careers and overcome challenges in the workplace.

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Improving the Employment Experience for Neurodivergent Staff

Just 21% of autistic adults in the UK are in any form of employment, according to the Office for National Statistics. Maria Hamilton, the Engagement Manager Neurodiversity Inclusion Services at Auticon discusses the importance of neuroinclusive workspaces, sharing simple adjustments that can be made to accommodate the needs of neurodivergent employees.

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Building an Age and Disability Inclusive Workforce

A diverse workforce can improve productivity as the range of employee perspectives increases creativity, leading to greater innovation and better problem-solving. Championing inclusive recruitment policies and providing equal opportunities to all employees is key for attracting and retaining top talent from a range of backgrounds. We heard from Patrick Thomson, Policy Institute Director at the Shaw Trust, about building age and disability inclusive workplaces.

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Championing the Rights of Non-Binary and Transgender Employees

All LGBTQ+ people are protected from discrimination in the workplace under the Equality Act, which employers have a legal obligation to uphold. In this video, Liz Ward, Director of Programmes at Stonewall, shares some simple changes that can be made by employers and colleagues to make workplaces more inclusive for trans and non-binary employees.

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Creating Inclusive Environments to Promote Neurodiversity in Police Forces

The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s ‘Policing Vision’ states by 2025 policing will be a profession with a more representative workforce that better reflects its communities. In this video John Nelson, Chair of the National Police Autism Association shares some of the challenges neurodivergent people face in the police force and advises on workplace adjustments that can help to create more inclusive work environments.

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The McKenzie Delis Packer Review: A Holistic Approach to Improving Inclusion and Diversity

Studies have shown diverse organisations perform better and have higher financial returns. We heard from Leila Mckenzie Delis, Chief Executive at DIAL Global, about findings from the recent Mckenzie Delis Packer review into diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace.

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Creating Inclusive and Supportive Workplace Cultures for LGBTQ+ Colleagues

More than a third of LGBTQ+ staff have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination. In this video, Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Management at NHS Resolutions, shares his personal experiences and insights into how organisations can strive to create more inclusive working environments for LGBTQ+ colleagues.

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Understanding Neurodiversity to Improve Workplace Productivity and Widen the Talent Pool

Around 1 in 7 of the UK population is neurodivergent. We heard from Dr Jill Miller, Policy Adviser - Diversity and Inclusion at CIPD , to gain a better understanding of how neurodiversity impacts colleagues at work and explore workplace adjustments that can benefit everyone.

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Youth Employability: Supporting Young Disabled People into Work by Building Relationships with Employers

There is often a misconception that disabled people are not as capable of holding down jobs or working in skilled sectors. We heard from Ellen Atkinson, Regional Adviser at the National Development Team for Inclusion. Ellen discussed why these myths should be dispelled and how employers can create pathways for disabled people to enter the workplace.

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