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 …

Covert Discrimination Part 2: Qualified Compliments & Masked Prejudice

This is the second of a three part series exploring subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. As mentioned in the previous episode, 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 to changing attitudes …

Covert Discrimination Part 1: Garlic Bread & The Normalising Gaze

This is the first of a three part series on subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. 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 to changing attitudes and improved legislation; however many covert …

Why Having a Babyface Helps Black Leaders in the Workplace

One of the things that we know is that in order to make it to the top of an organisation, the way you look matters. The evidence says that some of the superficial things count. This matters more if you’re female, disabled or from a minority group of any description. Today, I’m going to be talking about some interesting research …

Representation, Leadership & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk about the representation of minority groups within the workplace. This is a key concern for organisations that are trying to become more inclusive but it’s become a hot topic because of the release of the Black Panther movie, which draws attention to how black people are represented in the media as a whole. In todays …

The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion Climates

Today, I want to talk Diversity & Inclusion Climates. I’ve been travelling a lot recently and I’ve been reminded about how different the climate is in different parts of the world. I started to think about how diversity and inclusion climates also vary between different organisations and wanted to explore what this actually meant. In todays show I discuss several …

Intersectionality, Discrimination & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk Intersectionality. In my experience, Intersectionality is a potential mine field, because it’s one of those terms that is thrown around casually by people in the field of Diversity & Inclusion but is rarely explained or discussed thoroughly. The only people I consistently hear discuss Intersectionality in a meaningful way are academics but as you can …

Employee Resource Groups, Corporate Websites & Engagement

Today, I want to talk about how employee resource groups are presented on corporate websites and how a number of common practices could be damaging their efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. Organisations are falling over themselves to show that they are committed to diversity and inclusion and one of the ways they achieve this is through representations of …