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  • Do sponsor-protégé relationships really promote diversity?

    I’m intrigued, slightly surprised, that ‘sponsoring’ is seen as a progressive solution for workforce diversity. In her generally excellent book on gender equality interventions, Iris Bohnet advocates not just mentoring but more active…

  • Inclusive recruitment decision making

    We're moving to a new online recruitment system and would like to use it as an opportunity to review our recruitment processes. Diversity and inclusion is particularly important and I've been looking for examples of what other organisations do around…

  • RE: Equality and Diversity strategies for Resourcing

    Hi Conor while you're waiting for fellow community members to get involved in this discussion, here's a link to the latest CIPD resources in this area which may be of some help.

      

  • Let’s Talk Race: The Elephant in the Room

    By Rob Neil, Head of Culture Change and Leadership, Department for Education.

    "Not everything that is faced can be changed, yet nothing can be changed until it is faced" James Baldwin

    This uncomfortable and imposing truth is one which applies…

  • Neurodiversity training policy

    Hi

    Does anyone here have a training policy relating specifically to neurodivergent candidates that they would be happy to share?

    Thanks!

    Sally

  • EIP: What works in D&I, week 4 - Person-Organisation 'fit' vs D&I + recap!

    You may have seen my post on what really works in promoting diversity and inclusion earlier in the month. Our Evidence into Practice diversity and inclusion research programme is now underway, so we wanted to share some of the discussion so far. In the…

  • Evidence into Practice: What Works in Diversity and Inclusion, Week 3 - Buy-in and commitment to D&I

    We move switfly into the third week of the CIPD’s Evidence into Practice research programme, exploring what actually works to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    This week, we're looking at how to create buy-in and commitment to D&I…

  • Evidence into Practice - what works in diversity and inclusion, week 2

    Welcome to the second week of the CIPD’s Evidence into Practice research programme, in collaboration with Westminster Business School. We're exploring what actually works to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    This week, we’re…

  • Welcome to our Evidence into Practice research programme: What actually works in D&I?

    Welcome to the CIPD’s Evidence into Practice research programme, launched in collaboration with Westminster Business School. We’re looking to fuse your expertise with research in order to come up with the best available evidence for what programmes…

  • Starting E&D/Wellbeing Staff Group at work

    Hi All, I would appreciate your advice on how to go about setting up a E&D/Wellbeing staff group at work - do's and don'ts. How to increase its chances to make a rel difference from the start? We are a 7 years' old HE institution with 110 staff (support…

  • What’s the evidence for D&I practices?

    We know that ensuring our workplaces are diverse and inclusive is simply the right thing to do. Moreover, supporting and valuing employees, regardless of their background, can only be good for business - not to mention employees!

    But we also know that…

  • What actually works in diversity initiatives?

    Most will agree that workforce diversity is morally important and many agree that it benefits the organisation. But what can employers do to increase diversity? Which interventions are the best bets and which don’t live up to their promise?

    Over…

  • A beacon for inclusive talent in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

    Written by Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser

    In a groundbreaking project, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIoSLEP) has secured £465,000 of Government funding to help local businesses recruit and retain people with disabilities…

  • RE: When will CIPD stop wishing me a Happy Christmas and start wishing me Happy Holidays?

    Hi Debbie, thanks for your message, it's interesting to hear different viewpoints.

    We take a varied approach with our seasonal greetings here at the CIPD. Our official cards say Season's greetings, we refer to 'festive' activities quite a lot in messaging…

  • RE: CIPD Diversity Calendar 2019

    Thanks Johanna

    I think it would a fabulous idea to renew it for 2019. I have a feeling that diversity and inclusion is going to be a hot topic for next year, amongst other things...not mentioning the B word.

  • CIPD Diversity Calendar 2019

    Hello

    Is there a date that the new calendar will be released? 

    Thanks

    Phil

  • Does diversity divide us or promote and protect the marginalised?

    President Macron has proposed removing the word 'race' from the French constitution in the hopes that it will formally recognise that all humans are equal and we shouldn't focus on our differences. Do you agree / disagree?

    Should the future…

  • Unconscious bias

    Our new podcast on unconscious bias talks about recruitment being the main source of getting new and different people into an organisation.

    What does your organisation do to address unconscious bias? Do you find yourself having to guide recruiting managers…

  • Specialising in Diversity and Inclusion Management

    Hi there,

    I wanted to know what people's advice or experience would be if someone wanted to enter into the world of Diversity & Inclusion Management? How do you break into such an area?

    (I currently work in HR in a HSE hospital, have an undergraduate…

  • Why can’t we talk about race at work?

    By Sarah Jurado, Head of Brand & Communications at the CIPD

    ‘I’m tired of talking about “let’s talk about race” … Square tables, oblong tables – we’re just having the same conversations. What is the imperative that will make us move to real action…

  • Struggling with dissertation proposal topic

    Hi all,

    I'm struggling with my dissertation proposal topic and wondered whether anyone could give me an angle?

    I work in HR in an arts organisation. My supervisor would ideally like to look at something related to EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion…

  • World Autism Awareness Week

    An interview with Brad Taylor, Director of People, CIPD

    All too often, employers don’t see the talent and ability many autistic people have to offer – what would you say to them?

    I'd ask them to pause and reflect. Being able to identify and…

  • See Potential

    The last few years have seen impressive increases in employment in the UK, with the latest official statistics showing we have record numbers of people in work while the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.1%. However, there are many disadvantaged groups…

  • Employable Me - BBC2, Wednesday evening at 9pm - please watch this!

    Hi all, you may have seen this programme last week but if not please make a point of either watching it when it is broadcast or on iPlayer afterwards.  There are 3 episodes in total and the first one was shown last week.  I have my own thoughts on the subject…

  • Same Sex marriage: spouse name to be stated on visa applications for business travel

    Does anyone have experience of how employees can approach this question?

    Same sex couple who are legally married. One has to travel for business reasons to countries where it is not legal or socially acceptable to be gay / lesbian.

    Employee must apply…