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The Whole Truth – Intersectional Mental Health: What Employers Need To Know

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

Strengthening Corporate Compliance With Diversity And Inclusion

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

Holding Financial Firms To Account: FCA Prove That Diversity And Inclusion Is Non-negotiable

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?

Establishing A Resilient Anti-racist Workplace Culture

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

Internal Investigations – Evolving Challenges And Best Practice

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

Establishing A Resilient Anti-racist Workplace Culture

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

What Is Anti-racism?

Many organisations in the UK are engaging advisers to help them on anti-racism training programmes.  But what is anti-racism and what sort of training should organisations be looking for to build anti-racist cultures?    The obvious response is that anti-racism is the opposite of racism.  But that is too simplistic an answer.  Racism is too complex a… Read More »What Is Anti-racism?

Remote Working: Managing Culture, Wellbeing And Productivity 

Recorded on Monday, 14 December 2020 – 11:00 am  12:30 pm Now more than ever managers are faced with competing and, in some cases, conflicting duties. The duty to ensure business continuity, whilst continuing to protect and support the health and safety, wellbeing and mental health of their workforce.   Informed organisational practices and skilled line managers play an important… Read More »Remote Working: Managing Culture, Wellbeing And Productivity 

Charlene Brown Appointed Chair Of The Ivors Academy Ethics Committee

The Ivors Academy has announced that Charlene Brown, Founder and Director of people intelligence company Howlett Brown, will Chair its new Ethics Committee. The Committee will advise the Academy Board on ethics-related issues, including setting up a new ethical framework for the Academy’s activities, which will include awards and membership. While the Academy has existing… Read More »Charlene Brown Appointed Chair Of The Ivors Academy Ethics Committee