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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.

Improving Workplace Relations to Drive Higher Staff Satisfaction and Retention

Two-thirds of university staff are considering leaving the sector, according to a new University and College Union report. Deteriorating work conditions have been cited as a contributing factor. Emma Slaven, Senior Advisor at ACAS, shares how transforming workplace relations and simple workplace adjustments can improve staff satisfaction and retention.

Championing the Rights of Non-Binary and Transgender Employees

All LGBTQ+ people are protected from discrimination in the workplace under the Equality Act, which employers have a legal obligation to uphold. In this video, Liz Ward, Director of Programmes at Stonewall, shares some simple changes that can be made by employers and colleagues to make workplaces more inclusive for trans and non-binary employees.

Taking a Whole-Organisation Approach to Workforce Wellbeing

Promoting wellbeing in the workplace helps reduce presenteeism and mental health-related absence. We heard from Jessica Easterbrook, Lead HR and OD Consultant at East Sussex County Council, on why implementing a whole-organisation approach to workforce wellbeing is essential for improving overall productivity.

Voluntary Sector Leadership: Effectively Managing a Remote Workforce

Like everyone else, the voluntary sector had to adapt to a shift in working style during the pandemic. We heard from Peter Reeve, Chair of the Charity HR Network and Head of HR at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, on why hybrid working is good for the voluntary sector workforce

In Conversation: Supporting Wellbeing in Higher Education

While supporting university students has gathered a lot of media attention during the pandemic, teaching staff have also needed increased wellbeing support. We heard from Jane Fawkes, Deputy Principal and University College Secretary at the University College of Estate Management about how they have embedded wellbeing across the university.

Teacher Workload: Implementing a Cost-Effective Wellbeing Strategy

The Bishop Young Academy have worked hard to create an inclusive and supportive culture, ensuring staff wellbeing is a priority. We heard from Vice principal Emily Kempthorne on ways that the school have done so in a cost-effective manner.

Creating a Safer Work Culture through Engagement with Senior Leadership

Thirtyone:eight are a faith-based charity that strive to assist organisations in creating a safer and more inclusive culture in their workplace. This case study explores thirtyone:eight’s guiding principles for organisations to follow when looking to improve their safeguarding strategy.

Creating a Resilient Workforce through Emotional and Mental Health Support

The British Heart Foundation have been praised for their conscientious wellbeing and safeguarding strategies. We heard from Scott Berney, Head of Safeguarding at the charity about how they supported staff prior to, and throughout the pandemic.

How has Covid-19 Impacted the Voluntary Sector

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the voluntary sector, with operational costs and demand for online services increasing, finances deteriorating and less time to address diversity issues in the workforce. This infographic gives an overview of the key challenges that the sector faced during the pandemic.

Wellbeing in the Voluntary Sector: A Case for Embedding Positive Mental Health Throughout your Organisation

According to Mind, the workplace should be a safe place for employees and not a place that exacerbates ill mental health. We heard from Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind about ways that employers in the voluntary sector can support the mental wellbeing of their workforce.

Reshaping the Workplace: Mental Wellbeing in an Age of Virtual & Hybrid Working

Many workers struggled to adapt to a remote working environment – with reports of loneliness and isolation. Jonny Gifford from the CIPD shared their insights into promoting mental wellbeing during a time of remote working and hybrid working.

Black History Month in the Workplace: Addressing Inequalities

Only 1 in 6 people at senior leadership level in the public and private sectors are from an ethnic minority background. This infographic gives an overview of diversity and inclusion issues in workplaces across the UK.

Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Support

Multiple studies have highlighted health inequalities which disproportionately affect Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Issues have been identified across the entire lifespan, from increased dental disease in childhood, poor experiences for black women using maternity services, to low numbers of elderly black people using mental health services. This case study will highlight the work CAHN are carrying out to identify structural and systemic barriers, and how they continued to deliver their services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recognising Neurodiversity in the Workforce

Around 1 in 7 of the UK population is neurodivergent. This article explores neurodiversity, highlighting issues surrounding diversity, inclusion and understanding neurodivergent people in the workforce.

The Benefits of Increasing Board Neurodiversity

In this article Meike Bliebenicht, Workstream Lead, Neurodiversity at the Diversity Project – Investment Industry explores the lack of neurodiverse representation on corporate Boards and why this needs to change.

Championing Trans, Non-Binary and Non-Gender Employees within the Workplace

Around 5% of the UK population falls under the umbrella term of trans; 1% being trans-binary, 4% being trans-non-binary. In this case study we’ll look at fostering an inclusive and welcoming culture for trans, non-binary, and non-gender employees within the workplace.
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