People want to split their working lives between home and HQ – and most employers seem happy to accommodate them. But there’s a chance that spiralling fuel and energy bills could jeopardise such arrangements… Read the full article by Raconteur here.
As someone who works with employers, I’ve seen how we can create the space to reflect and change our organisations. As a lawyer and managing director of a company that specialises in culture, law, and diversity and inclusion, I investigate allegations of harassment, bullying and discrimination often. The nature of my work means that I’m… Read More »Yorkshire cricket is in disgrace but the fight to tackle workplace racism is nationwide
Recorded on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm About the webinar Amid the global pandemic, employers have come to understand the human and commercial necessity of focusing on employee mental wellbeing. However, we are at risk of blanket policies and solutions for mental health support in the workplace that do not… Read More »The Whole Truth – Intersectional Mental Health: What Employers Need To Know
As organisations look to accelerate progress on corporate diversity & inclusion (D&I), a lack of collaboration, uniformity and action across organisations, combined with fledgling policies, leave D&I strategies falling short of intended goals. Howlett Brown partnered with Baker McKenzie to produce a new report which looks at the connection between diversity, inclusion and compliance and… Read More »Strengthening Corporate Compliance With Diversity And Inclusion
You may understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace but might lack the knowledge and skills to really push for it in your professional life. Here, an expert takes us through her tips for making sure you’re doing everything you can to be an anti-racist ally at work, even if you’re not in… Read More »Diversity and inclusion in the work place: how to make a difference in any role
Speaking at the Women in Finance Charter Annual Review Launch, the FCA CEO, Nikhil Rathi, referred to possibly expanding on the five conduct questions that the FCA ask of senior managers on conduct risk, to include a diversity related question, “is your management team diverse enough to provide adequate challenge and do you create the… Read More »Holding Financial Firms To Account: FCA Prove That Diversity And Inclusion Is Non-negotiable
Tribunal Decision Turns Tide Against ‘stale’ Discrimination And Harassment Training – But What Does This Really Mean For Employers?
In February this year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal and rejected an employer’s all reasonable steps defence to a claim of racial harassment in Allay (UK) Ltd v Mr S Gehlen, on the basis that the employer’s equality and diversity training had become ‘stale’ and ineffective. This case… Read More »Tribunal Decision Turns Tide Against ‘stale’ Discrimination And Harassment Training – But What Does This Really Mean For Employers?
Since the killing of George Floyd and the global focus on the Black Lives Matter movement, organisations and individuals have committed to be more aware and actively anti-racist. With that heightened awareness has come the realisation of the challenge ahead. Organisations and individuals may now, more than ever, be thinking that things need to change. … Read More »Establishing A Resilient Anti-racist Workplace Culture
Recorded on Friday, 12 February 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:15 pm The role of the HR professional has faced a significant shift this year with unprecedented change in working practices and ongoing pressures on staff and team dynamics. In that environment, the resolution of issues including formal grievances and addressing whistleblowing complaints can be particularly challenging. In this session, we explore the ways in which… Read More »Internal Investigations – Evolving Challenges And Best Practice
Recorded on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 2020 brought race and racism to the front of public consciousness. Many individuals and organisations are going through a process of reflection and education to identify and understand how racism may manifest in society and their working cultures. The challenge for 2021 will be building on this knowledge to create resilient anti-racist… Read More »Establishing A Resilient Anti-racist Workplace Culture