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Historic England New Employer Brand - Diversity Focus   Historic England are delighted to announce the re launch of their new careers pages as part of their new employer brand. The HR team and many colleagues across Historic England, have worked hard to develop a proposition that is focused on attracting diverse voices, views and experiences as these are what truly make their work resonate with people and the communities they service....
Beth Kume-Holland, Founder and CEO of Patchwork Hub. Who we are Patchwork Hub is a disabled-led employment platform, recruitment consultancy, and training provider which connects inclusive employers with an ‘invisible talent pool’ of professionals. This pool includes highly-skilled individuals, from disabled people through to carers and parents, who are all looking to find work and thrive. We are a small...
  Language determines how we are able to communicate with each other, and with increasingly diverse communities, language can often become a delicate issue with different languages and different methods that are required to communicate. It is a completely dominant occurrence that employees will typically speak the language of the country the organisation is situated in. Despite this it is essential for companies to cultivate and...
Intersectionality is a term that is used repeatedly in diversity discourse. It is about the idea that individuals have more than just a single identity. Different parts of our identity come together like a jigsaw puzzle to form who we are, we have been put into the habit of isolating all of our characteristics and looking at them through separate lenses and how they come together to form who we are. Let’s take a look at the protected...
  Different jobs require candidates to fulfil additional requirements, and beyond applications, CV submissions, and possible digital or face to face interviews, other strategies have started to take growing prevalence. While PSTs (Problem Solving Tests) have become a familiar and regular occurrence across multiple job application processes, a new recruitment style has become prevalent. Different industries and organisations are...
Is diversity inherently political? Diversity and inclusion initiatives have become the cornerstone of the recruitment and staffing industry. These initiatives have paved the way to ensure equal opportunities for potential candidates and employees, yet many of you will have noticed. Diversity discussions are not simply egalitarian and discussed for the greater good and equality. Rather, they are debated and seem like they are inherently...
In recruitment and talent acquisition, there is a universal consensus that individuals should benefit from the fruits of their labour and be compensated relative to their skills and achievements, as opposed to having their fate destined for them by accident of birth. After all, this reflects the dictionary definition of meritocracy: meritocracy noun [ C or U ] UK  /ˌmer.ɪˈtɒk.rə.si/ a social system, society, or...
Welcome to part 2 of the types of recruitment that can affect hiring practices within a workplace. By the end of this post, you will realize that there seem to be a lot of trends and similarities between the different types of biases and that a kind of bias can trigger or affect another. here is a link to part 1 if you have not read it yet!  What types of biases can affect recruitment, and can we do anything to mitigate them? Part 1....
What types of biases can affect recruitment, and can we do anything to mitigate them? Bias is one of the overarching factors that can affect the recruitment process, and it is important to note: that there is not just one type! With that being said, not everyone will know about or even know how every type of bias manifests, and that is what this article is for. Some forms of bias, mainly unconscious bias, often goes unnoticed as it is...
Featuring Female Health II: taking the taboo out of talking about periods  We will be talking about periods in DJMs continuing effort to understand how female health issues can affect their employment and career opportunities. They are some of the symptoms, the spectrum, and how different women deal with them. Women aren't the only individuals who can have periods. It is essential to remember that trans men, intersex, genderqueer...
Managing mental health: World mental health day has just passed, and it has replaced the emphasis on how vital addressing mental health is in our everyday lives. Yes, in this article, we will be addressing some tips and advice to take care of your mental health. We will also address the individuality of different circumstances. We will also be looking at some of the different methods companies, and organisations have used to manage mental...
Has the Covid-19 pandemic stagnated efforts towards diversity, equality, and inclusion? An overview of the gender parity discussion: Gender parity is one of the significant fights for equality within the workplace, from tackling the motherhood penalty to mental health and the difficulties of juggling single parenthood about gender parity, hiring opportunities and promotions/ career advancements. Covid 19, or coronavirus, is...