The Blog: May 2019

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Kirstin Furber
   

How do you support a diverse and inclusive culture, practically?

We have known for some time diverse boards are better performing. One recent study found that diverse companies produce 19% more revenue. Diversity of thought leads to innovation and competitive advantage - that translates to the bottom line. We have also seen the rise in governance and regulatory requirements (e.g gender pay gap reporting) contributing to diversity and inclusion being a topic high on board agendas. All good news, awareness is rising!

Article by 23 May 2019

Brett Hill
   

The risk of demographic generalisations and losing talent

With five generations in one workplace, regular changes to legislation and new company initiatives to implement, HR can be forgiven for potentially being seduced by the simplicity of generational demographics. Grouping employees by age, providing insight into the lives they are likely to have led to date and how it’s shaped their values and attitudes towards the workplace today, can create a useful snapshot into different demographics – helping to inform everything from individual employee communications to company-wide engagement schemes.

Article by 21 May 2019

Gemma Dale
   

Menopause in the workplace – supporting your people

Menopause in the workplace is a subject that has of late received increasing attention. Employers of all sizes are starting to realise that this is a significant issue for many of the people that work for them. Earlier this year the CIPD produced detailed guidance to help organisations and people professionals address the challenges of menopause in the workplace.

Article by 15 May 2019