Workforce & Leadership

Intersectional Strategies to Drive Improvements in Workplace Equality

According to a 2021 survey by CIPHR, more than a third of UK adults felt they had been subject to discrimination in the workplace or when applying for a job. In this video, Godwin Daudu from AFiUK discusses how the system can be rebuilt and extended to accommodate diversity, with particular emphasis on racial discrimination in the workplace.

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Destigmatising Menopause in the Workplace to Create a More Supportive Organisational Culture

To date, more than 2,000 organisations have signed Wellbeing of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge. In this video, Jessica Easterbrook, Lead Consultant for Organisational Development at East Sussex County Council discusses the importance of employee data in developing menopause strategies. She further highlights the benefit and normalising talking about menopause in the workplace.

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Improving Staff Mental Wellbeing in Organisational Culture

Following the fall-out of Covid-19, wellbeing in the workplace is becoming increasingly important. In this video, Peter Kelly from Mates in Mind addresses the systemic change required within organisational culture to combat poor mental health amongst employees.

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What the New Spring Budget Childcare Proposals Mean for Families and How Employers Can Help

In the 2023 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced an increase in childcare 0f £288 million by 2024/25. Working Families discuss what these changes to the budget mean for families and the ways workplaces can support their employees who have young children.

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Upholding Employment Laws and Legal Responsibilities to Hybrid Workers

9 in 10 employees consider flexible working to be a key motivator in their productivity at work. In this video, Georgia Roberts, an Associate in the Employment Team at Kingsley Napley discusses some of the recent changes to flexible working laws and advice to help organisations develop flexible working policies that support all employees.

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Why it’s Time for a Holistic Approach to Supporting Returning Parents

Helping new mothers to return to work and planning for maternity leave are just two of the challenges employers face when supporting pregnant and postnatal employees. Returning Works® Founder Dr Emma Waltham explains why it’s time for a more systemic approach to supporting expectant and returning parents.

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Mediating Strategies to Manage Conflict as a Female Leader

In a recent CIPD survey, a quarter of respondents said conflict was common in the workplace. Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Advisor for Employment Relations at CIPD discusses the challenges female leaders in the public sector face when handling these conflicts and strategies manage them.

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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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Emergency Services Wellbeing: Mental Wellbeing and British Policing: Running Towards Psychological Trauma

New figures show more than three-quarters of police officers had difficulties in the last year with their mental health. Professor John Harrison from Devon and Cornwall Police discussed how trauma affects police officers, and the services that his force provide to support officers through trauma.

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Offender Management: Insights from the Minister for Prisons and Probation

Alex Chalk MP, Minister for Prisoners and probation provided the latest updates in probation services at the Offender Management Conference 2021.

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Crisis Communication in the Public Sector: Tackling a Communication Challenge and Managing the Aftermath

Donna Jordan from the Derbyshire Constabulary spoke about the communication challenges that were associated with the Whaley Bridge incident of 2019.

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Boosting Specialist Cybercrime Capabilities through Regional Special Operations Units

39% of businesses in the North East identified cyber security breaches or attacks in 2020. In this case study we’ll look at how regional special operations units are improving defences against cyber crime.

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