Confessions, Community & Employee Resource Groups

This episode is about Confessions, Community & Employee Resource Groups. I’ve got a confession to make, it’s something that I’ve wanted to address for a while but I’ve only just decided to address it now. In todays show I discuss several things including: My confession and how I plan to address it Three recent experiences that have reminded me of …

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 …

Book Review: Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career

Today I’m reviewing the book: Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage For Your Career. It’s a book that helps you to understand your professional network through an inclusive lens. In todays show I discuss several things including: The five types of people that you should consider in your professional network The importance of your personal narrative The reasons …

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 …

The National Day for Staff Networks 2018

Today I’m speaking with Cherron Inko- Tariah, Abdul Rob, Rasheed Ogunlaru and Jerome Williams. They are the National committee for the National Day for Staff Networks. Wednesday 9th May is the second time this annual event is taking place in the UK and as you can imagine, here at the resource groups podcast are proud to support a day that …

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 …