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 …

Sharing, Oversharing & Employee Resource Groups

Each and every week we share a lot of information that we think could be useful to you but I’ve come to the conclusion that we’ve been sharing too much information. In todays show I discuss several things including: Over sharing, how we’ve been guilty of this Why sharing is at the heart of your employee resource group How we’re …

Environment, Sustainability & Employee Resource Groups

We spend a lot of time examining employee resource groups concerned with social identity such as race, gender or sexual orientation. In today’s show we’re going to discuss groups that aren’t concerned with identity In todays show I discuss several things including: Employee resource groups not concerned with social identity How employee resource groups are being to promote sustainable business …

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …