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Blind Recruitment and Unconscious Bias: An Evaluation Over the past decade, a new recruitment style has boomed and is being used by numerous companies and organisations [including the UK government] and that is blind recruitment. This blog will be broken down into the following sections: What is blind recruitment, and what is its purpose? What is unconscious bias? An evaluation of the technique, what are its advantages and...
Two are typically forgotten when tackling the "isms" in the EDI spectre—about ableism and disablism: Part 2.   This is part 2 of discussing ableism and disablism. Part 1 discussed the importance of knowing what ableism is and provided a little bit of history as to why ableism is so common in our communities. Part 1 also started to break down the different forms of ableism, starting with minor or everyday ableism....
There are many "isms" in the diversity spectre that we discuss to explain or describe some of the injustice and difficulties individuals or groups face in their daily lives. To start with an interesting fact, any word that is suffixed with 'ism' is used to discuss a concept with a specific cultural, political, or social ideology. As organisations and companies have flagged improvements that need to be made in workplaces, numerous isms have...
Remaining respectful when conversations get political   This week’s article is going to divert slightly from the discussions we have on EDI practices and how to improve workplaces practices, though we will get on to talking about how that is relevant to today’s post. This is why this article will discuss how to be respectful about being respectful and ensuring you do not prejudice or discriminate colleagues or groups of...
Welcome to a new series! Featuring Female Health: Managing Menopause in the workplace. "For far too long the menopause has been an issue shrouded in secrecy, resigned to whispered conversations between women, or jokes about hot flushes if even discussed at all... Menopausal women are facing some real challenges in the workplace, and that employers are not really sure what to do to best support them. More and more women are working on...
In the last week, the government has published the national disability strategy....   On the 28 th of July 2021, the UK government outlined the national disability strategy that the government will implement from this point onward. DJM will examine the government's proposals, presenting an analysis of how beneficial the government is taking will actually be. The national disability strategy has been outlined and set out in...
There is a significant lack of racial diversity at the top of UK organisations. This is unacceptable in 2017. Addressing racial equality is a societal issue, a moral issue, and a business issue. It must be a priority for business. ~CIPD~   The BAME recruitment barrier: A hiring practice that is inherently problematic and isolating   The acronym BAME has become an overwhelming precursor to describing minority...
This past week an EU court ruling has caused a frenzy and sparked outrage across the Muslim community after the court started that hijabs could be banned in the workplace if they are the source of conflict and do not fit in with a brand’s neutral image.     Before we dive into the court proceedings and the ban let us talk about the hijab itself.     What is the hijab?   The hijab is...
Priming Individuals on diversity and Inclusion should start in Education.   Hamlet. History Boys. An Inspector Calls. Great Expectations. 1984. A Christmas Carol. A View from the Bridge. Romeo and Juliet. Macbeth. Animal Farm…   These titles may all seem familiar, especially to a British audience. These books have been rotated on the English literature national curriculum for GCSE...
Rising socio-political calls for inclusive workplaces has caused companies to re-examine their cultures and focus on progressive strategies to ensure individuals from diverse demographics and backgrounds are visible in the workplace. Workplace visibility refers to how someone sees themselves or others in a professional space. In a workplace, this extends to having the ability to be seen and has become a privilege or comfort that is not...
A couple of weeks ago, our D&I Manager Tzeitel Degiovanni had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Staff - Co-Founder of Manchester- based PropTech company Street Group. Back for a second instalment, Tom speaks about Diversity more generally in the Manchester tech and start-up scene, giving us some knowledge about how he feels as a leader about the growing emphasis on corporate social justice and responsibility... I know you've...
In its most basic and well-known form, an invisible impairment occurs when a person has a physical, cognitive, or neurological disorder that is not clearly apparent from the outside but has the potential to restrict or challenge a person's actions, senses, or activities in their everyday life. Because these impairments are often invisible, it makes identifying, accommodating for and communicating about the disability that much harder –...