Commentary and insights

All items: Diversity and inclusion

  • The DEI of workplace healthcare: Social equity in action

    20 March 2024

    The importance of workplace healthcare benefits should never be underestimated - particularly as access to healthcare disproportionately affects workers across the breadth of the intersectional identity spectrum, says gender and sexuality consultant Georgie Williams.

  • DEI on a budget: Prioritising inclusion in challenging times

    11 December 2023

    How do we keep the wheels of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) spinning when budgets tighten? Georgie Williams outlines some effective DEI strategies requiring little to no financial allocation. They also discuss the caveats regarding the ethical, responsible utilisation of the skills of DEI-enthusiastic team members.

  • Five ways to make your employee networks more effective

    26 October 2023

    Employee networks are valuable platforms for fostering inclusion, amplifying diverse voices and driving positive change within organisations. Inclusion consultant Gareth Buchanan explores five key ways to make your employee networks more effective.

  • What makes a great employee network?

    13 October 2023

    Employee networks, also known as employee-led diversity networks, employee resource groups (ERGs) and employee affinity groups, play a pivotal and increasingly prominent role in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the most diverse organisations. Inclusion consultant Gareth Buchanan explores the ingredients for making a really great one.

  • Class inequalities in the workplace

    5 October 2023

    An active and practical approach to dismantling classist internal systems and challenging individual biases that persist in many workplaces can negate much of the damage caused by the experience of living in a classist society, says Georgie Williams.

  • Promoting workplace gender equality: Five innovative health-related policies

    9 August 2023

    Employers are increasingly focused on using health initiatives to remove barriers to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. We round up five gender-focused health-related policies that have caught on in UK workplaces in recent years.

  • Supporting Muslims during Eid: Five employer questions

    15 June 2023

    With the Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha expected to begin on 28 June, many Muslim employees will be preparing for the celebrations. Sabah Ahmedi, one of the UK's youngest Muslim faith leaders, answers some key questions about supporting employees.

  • Six tips for engaging people who don't already believe in the benefits of EDI

    4 May 2023

    Perceptions of "wokeness" are harming inclusion efforts. So how do leaders, tasked with fostering inclusive cultures, respond to this growing and apparently socially acceptable criticism of inclusion culture? Gareth Buchanan offers some helpful tips.

  • Ramadan in the workplace: Top tips for employers

    1 March 2023

    The beginning of Ramadan is an ideal time to remind employers of the importance of supporting Muslim staff who are observing the Islamic holy month. We round up five points for employers to remember during Ramadan.

  • Ways to accelerate DEI progress in 2023 and beyond

    30 January 2023

    Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) continues to gain frequent mentions as one of the top trends affecting HR in 2023. But are many employers still falling short when it comes to meaningfully advancing DEI initiatives? And is it still a priority at an organisation's highest levels?

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