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The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2023

We summarise the key results of the Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2023, highlight legal duties employers should be aware of, and provide practical best practice tips.

Article by 10 August 2023


Embracing equity this International Women’s Day

In a perfect world, equality sure sounds great. The same treatment for everybody? What’s not to like?! But the thing is, equality only really works if we’re all the same to begin with. Which of course we’re not. In reality, aiming for equity presents much fairer and more effective goalposts.

Article by 8 March 2023


Overcoming the challenges of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are important elements of any forward-thinking organisation. They create a culture that celebrates differences, encourages collaboration and strengthens team dynamics. However, achieving diversity and inclusion is no easy task. In a world where many workplaces are dominated by one demographic group or type of person, creating a truly diverse and inclusive environment can be a constant challenge.

Article by 7 March 2023


Nusrat Ghani Allegations Show When Equal Opportunities Are Lacking in Grievances

Ms. Ghani’s experience, regardless of the future outcomes of a formal inquiry, suggests a concerning disregard for equality within the current government, with the response to date providing stark learnings for any organisation keen to create an inclusive and positive working culture.

Article by 15 February 2022


Empowering your diverse frontline workforce with inclusive technology

Frontline workers are the first people to see your brand, interact with your customers and ultimately, the ones who leave a lasting impression. Customers rely on the services our frontline workforce provide. Your business depends on the operational tasks they perform. And finally, your brand and reputation is based on their success.

Article by 12 April 2021


A level battlefield – Equal opportunities

We have come a long way since organisations first started discussing equal opportunities and equality. Equal opportunity is the right to be treated without discrimination and equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunity.

Article by 6 March 2020


Finding our way through the uncomfortable truths – whistleblowing, bullying and harassment

When we encounter whistleblowing, bullying and harassment, we are confronted by the need to discuss the thorny issue of the “truth” and our perception of it. The investigation of and search for an objective truth is often driven by a need to establish right and wrong. This is followed, in some form or other, by the identification of a perpetrator and a victim, of a “crime” and punishment. This can cause us to be very cautious with our words and the truths we affiliate ourselves with. It can also cause us to oversimplify the issues, avoid the grey areas and curtail discussions that are difficult. This leads to a breakdown of trust and, with that, an unwillingness to be truthful for fear of unfair incrimination.

Article by 17 July 2019