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About this podcast
This podcast examines the business case for diversity with HR managers who have already seen the benefits. Trevor Phillips, Chair of the new Commission of Equality and Human Rights, explains how better access to information and eventually new legislation, will take diversity and equal opportunity forward the UK.
Includes interviews with:
Trevor Phillips, Chair of the new Commission of Equality and Human Rights
Dianah Worman, the CIPD’s Diversity Adviser
Caroline Waters, Director for People and Policy at BT
Sally Milne, Head of Resourcing and Diversity at ITV
John Nicholson, Head of Staff Diversity and Equality at HM Prison Service
Nigel Cassidy asks Trevor Phillips how the work of the new Commission will develop.
Dianah Worman, the CIPD’s Diversity Adviser, tells Philippa Lamb why employers are hesitant to embrace diversity and explains how they might be helped.
Sally Milne, Head of Resourcing and Diversity at ITV, explains how the diversity concept can be adopted into the corporate culture with no fuss.
Director for People and Policy at BT, Caroline Waters, explains to Philippa how the diversity strategy has been embedded across different functions at BT.
CIPD’s Dianah Worman and Philippa Lamb discuss how to ensure that diversity stays on top.
John Nicholson, Head of Staff Diversity and Equality at HM Prison Service, tell us how diversity is perceived in the Prison Service.
Caroline Waters talks about diversity and talent management at all levels of BT. She points out the danger of ‘snowcapping’ and explains how they have widened their talent pool.
ITV’s Sally Milne explains how the organisation has concentrated on extending the search boundaries of their traditional recruitment process with great success.
Philippa asks John Nicholson how he sees the challenges that will face the new Commission of Equality and Human Rights and he expresses his concerns.
Trevor Phillips answers these concerns.
Future developments in diversity are outlined by Dianah Worman, who underlines the business case.
Nigel Cassidy summarises and looks forward to next month’s exclusive interview with Greg Dyke.