Building an Age and Disability Inclusive Workforce
A diverse workforce can improve productivity as the range of employee perspectives increases creativity, leading to greater innovation and better problem-solving. Championing inclusive recruitment policies and providing equal opportunities to all employees is key for attracting and retaining top talent from a range of backgrounds. We heard from Patrick Thomson, Policy Institute Director at the Shaw Trust, about building age and disability inclusive workplaces.
Creating Inclusive Environments to Promote Neurodiversity in Police Forces
The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s ‘Policing Vision’ states by 2025 policing will be a profession with a more representative workforce that better reflects its communities. In this video John Nelson, Chair of the National Police Autism Association shares some of the challenges neurodivergent people face in the police force and advises on workplace adjustments that can help to create more inclusive work environments.
Creating Inclusive and Supportive Workplace Cultures for LGBTQ+ Colleagues
More than a third of LGBTQ+ staff have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination. In this video, Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Management at NHS Resolutions, shares his personal experiences and insights into how organisations can strive to create more inclusive working environments for LGBTQ+ colleagues.
Teacher Workload: Making Teacher Wellbeing a Priority in Schools
The pandemic has posed a significant mental health challenge to teachers and educational staff. We heard from Sinéad McBrearty of Education Support who shared ways that schools can implement comprehensive wellbeing strategies that support their workforce.