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

Youth Employability: Widening Access to Technical Education

The DFE have developed several new policies to reform the further education sector, with the aims of improving youth employability. We heard from Sue Lovelock from the Department for Education about the value of T Levels and the importance of widening access to technical education to further promote employment.

Youth Employability: Supporting Young Disabled People into Work by Building Relationships with Employers

There is often a misconception that disabled people are not as capable of holding down jobs or working in skilled sectors. We heard from Ellen Atkinson, Regional Adviser at the National Development Team for Inclusion. Ellen discussed why these myths should be dispelled and how employers can create pathways for disabled people to enter the workplace.

Youth Employability: Supporting Youth Employment – A Cross-Government National Approach

More and more young people are claiming universal credit. To tackle this the Government’s Plan for Jobs is delivering a comprehensive package of support for young people, to help them into work. We heard from Tammy Fevrier, from the Department of Work and Pensions who discuss the current state of youth employment and opportunities to maximize youth employability.

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.

Issues Faced in Public Sector Recruitment and Retention

Since 2010, the public sector workforce has dropped by 7%, presenting challenges across public services and affecting the quality of services. This infographic examines the current landscape of the public sector workforce, as well as recruitment and retention rates within the sector.

Gender at Work: Women on NHS Boards, Working Towards 50:50

Fiona Edwards from the Surrey and Border Partnership NHS Foundation Trust spoke to us about the presence of women on NHS Boards.

Protecting Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing during Restructuring: How do we make sure that the Survivors Survive and Thrive?

Karina Nielsen, Professor of Work Psychology and Director of the Institute for Work Psychology shares her thoughts on protecting employee mental health during restructuring.

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.

Understanding Imposter Syndrome: Challenging Learnt Behaviours

This article outlines what imposter syndrome is, how it affects women, and what can be done in the workplace and wider society to tackle it.

Workplace Wellbeing: Encouraging Workplace Leaders to Embrace Diversity

Jess Lievesley, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Austin Omotoso, Clinical Nurse Leader at St Andrew's Healthcare spoke about staff led conversations to improve wellbeing in the workplace, as well as ways of embracing diversity.

How Flexible Working can Support Diversity and Inclusion

Covid-19 exposed inequalities in workplace structures and introduced a new way of working to many. Welsh gender equality charity Chwarae Teg report the need to work towards gender inequality, whilst highlighting the benefits of agile working to mitigate inequality.

In Conversation: Creating Better Diversity Policies in the Voluntary Sector

Implementing core diversity policies in the voluntary sector is essential in creating inclusive and representative workplaces and services. We invited three champions of diversity and inclusion in the sector to discuss the topic.

Returning to the Office: A Guide for Employers

Employers are welcoming their employees back into the office as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. To make this transition as safe as possible, many things need to be considered. This report acts a guide for employers on how to best prepare for the return to the office, as well as how to best install hybrid and flexible working.

Creating a more inclusive workplace for Neurodivergent Staff

Supporting neurodivergent employees is essential to creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. Staff networks are a good way of creating a sense of belonging. Jess Gosling, co-Chair of The Civil Service Neurodiversity Network discussed how their network has benefitted colleagues and how this approach can benefit other workplaces.

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.

Wellbeing in the Voluntary Sector: Incorporating Accessibility and Inclusion into Staff Wellbeing Strategies

On average, people with hearing loss are paid £2,000 less per year than the general population.; This amounts to £4 billion per year in lost income across the UK. James Watson O’Neill, Chief Executive of SignHealth shared the importance of inclusion for those with impairments in the voluntary sector.

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.

Ensuring Voluntary Sector Leadership Promotes Diversity and Inclusion

ACAS works with employers and employees to improve workplace relationships. This article looks at ways that employers in the voluntary sector can better promote diversity and inclusion.

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.