Developmental Networks: The Most Important Career Tool You’ve Never Heard Of

One of the most persistent, most misleading pieces of career advice that you will ever hear is “get a mentor.” This is an oversimplified piece of 20th Century way of thinking that simply doesn’t benefit everyone. In the 21st Century what we need to think about are developmental networks In todays show I discuss several things including: Why being told …

Breaks, Burnout & Employee Resource Groups

Did it ever occur to that with everything you’re doing at work, maybe you’re doing too much? And this could lead to burnout? Did you know that there’s a secret weapon that can protect you against this? In todays show I discuss several things including: Why you may be headed towards burnout How slowing down can support your inclusion goals …

Role Models, Employee Resource Groups & The Right People

Today I’m talking about Role Models, Employee Resource Groups & The Right People. Role Models are often portrayed as the solution to many of the challenges that minority groups experience in the workplace. When anyone talks about employee resource groups, sooner or later you’re going to hear the words role model. But what does this actually mean and how can …

The Evolution of Employee Resource Groups Part 2

This is the second of a two part series about Employee Resource Groups and their Evolution. In this series focus on how employee resource groups have evolved by looking at some of the most influential publications in the field. I’m talking about the ones that are widely accepted to be essential reading, this isn’t just my opinion but it’s the …

The Evolution of Employee Resource Groups Part 1

This is the first of a two part series about Employee Resource Groups and their Evolution. In this series I’m going to focus on how employee resource groups have evolved by looking at some of the most influential publications in the field. I’m talking about the ones that are widely accepted to be essential reading, this isn’t just my opinion …

Employee Resource Groups, Retention & Research

Today I’m speaking with David Clark. David is an HR professional with experience in employee engagement and Diversity & Inclusion. He’s launched LGBT groups in organisations and played a central role in other groups for organisations that include KPMG. On top of that David is investigating the business impact of employee resource groups and in particular he’s interested in how …

Resource Groups, Negotiations & Competition Part 2

This is the second of a two part series exploring competition amongst employee resource groups. If you look at enough organisations, you may find that some resource groups perform better than others, some have better reputations than others and some have access to more resources than others. This can lead to a belief that these groups should be competing against …

Resource Groups, Negotiations & Competition Part 1

This is the first of a two part series about competition amongst employee resource groups. If you look at enough organisations, you may find that some resource groups perform better than others, some have better reputations than others and some have access to more resources than others. This can lead to a belief that these groups should be competing against …

Book Review: Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference

Today I’m going reviewing the book: Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference. There’s been quite a bit of media coverage about this book surrounding a high profile launch in the UK, this caught my attention as well because I know a number of people cited in the book. In todays show I discuss several things including: Why people should …

Covert Discrimination Part 3: Tokenism: When Your Identity is Welcome and Your Ability is Not

This is the third and final part of a three part series exploring subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. As mentioned in the previous episodes, there’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks …