Why Diversity in Recruitment Advertising Doesn’t Work

What would you say if I told you that using diversity in your recruitment advertising doesn’t help you to get the diversity that you want in your workplace? Get your pen and paper ready because I’m going to explain why trying to recruit a diverse workforce using images to represent your own diverse workforce can be a complete waste of …

3 Considerations To Help You Fix Your Flawed Approach to Diversity [Research Breakdown]

The lack of progress in creating an inclusive workplace suggests that your organisation has a flawed approach to promoting Diversity! Get your pen and paper ready because I’m to discuss three things that you should consider to fix your flawed approach to Diversity. In todays show we discuss several things including: What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want …

The Huge Mistakes You’re Making During Black History Month And Other “Big Ticket” Calendar Events

In the UK it’s Black History Month in October and it’s likely that your organisation is about to repeat the same huge mistake it makes every year! Today, I’m going to tell you how can avoid this not only for Black History month but for all Big Ticket Diversity Events In todays show we discuss several things including: Why so …

Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do [Book Review]

In this episode I’m reviewing a book that has a special place in my heart. It’s a book that I have given as a gift to SO many people! The book is called Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. It’s a book that addresses stereotypes in a way that is still not widely understood. In …

Why Deliberately Making You Feel Abnormal Can Be a Covert Form of Discrimination [Research Breakdown]

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 …

The 3 Strategies That Help Employees From Minority Groups To Feel More Authentic In The Workplace [Research Breakdown]

The need to be authentic in the workplace is one of the most compelling reasons that I encounter for people wanting to join employee resource groups. Today, I’m going to be talking about the challenges of authenticity in the workplace, some of the challenges experienced by individuals and some potential solutions that you may find useful. In todays show I …

A Beginner’s Guide To Identity Work And Why You Need To Understand It To Promote Diversity & Inclusion

Today, I want to talk about one an interesting concept that is at the heart of why individuals both seek out and avoid employee resource groups. I want to talk about identity work. Once we go through it, you’re going to realise that it’s something that everyone does but in this episode it will become clear that some people have …

Why Mindful Exclusion Is Important To Inclusive Leaders [Interview with Justine Lutterodt]

Today I’m speaking with Justine Lutterodt. Justine is a leadership consultant and Founder of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, she has over 15 years of experience working as a Management Consultant and she is involved with several inclusion related initiatives including the UK Diversity Legal Awards and Workplace Gender Equality Awards Justine’s focus is on innovative and ethical leadership and …

Are Employee Resource Groups Passé? Here’s An Answer To Why They Matter For Diversity & Inclusion

This is a special episode of the podcast because I want to explore the views of people who don’t agree with employee resource groups. Specifically I want to discuss the recent decision by professional services firm Deloitte to phase out their employee resource groups as part of their efforts to become more inclusive. I normally avoid discussing news stories in …