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Key topic areas covered include: Health & Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion, and Workforce & Leadership.

Interview: Workplace Allocation Strategies at Brunel University

Nearly two-thirds of staff in higher education are unhappy with the level of support they receive from employers. Workload is one of the main drivers for this dissatisfaction, with some staff working an average of 50 hours per week. We spoke to Strategic Planning Manager, Erica Moses Neacy, about how Workplace Allocation Management has helped improve staff workload at Brunel University.

In Conversation: Tackling Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Throughout the pandemic Higher education providers have had to devise new ways to support student and staff wellbeing. In this interview with University of Bath, Staff Wellbeing Manager, Heather Girling, we explore how to remove the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace.

Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health: Creating a Successful Employee Network

In this case study, we look at the work of Jakki Mills and Richard Tunsich of the Insolvency Service, discussing the successes of their employee network group, Break the Stigma, and the work it has undertaken to support employees during the pandemic.

‘We Cannot Tackle Racism Without an Intersectional Approach’: Interview With Cllr Sharon Thompson

Inequality is often understood from a perspective that categorises different marginalised groups, sometimes dividing their experiences and neglecting to see the cross over between multiple identities. In this interview, we discuss the need for change with Cllr Sharon Thompson of Birmingham City Council.

Sue Liburd Discusses the Women at Work Agenda

We interviewed Sue Liburd, an award-winning businesswoman, mentor, leadership strategist, and chair of several senior business leadership forums on the progress needed to advance the women at work agenda.

Moving Forward With Conversations About Racial Inequality

Following the shocking events that inspired a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement last year, there have been concerted efforts to address racial inequality in our society. Given that we spend the majority of our lives in work, challenging racial discrimination in the workplace is an essential part of this movement.

Mental Health First Aid: Equipping Staff With Effective Training

With people spending a third of their time at work MHFA focus on transforming workplace mental health. This allows employees to not only support their mental health and their colleague's wellbeing but enables them to take the skills back home to look after friends and family.