Anti-racism resources: Momentum is key
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by Winston Ben Clements
1y ago
Winston Ben Clements is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, specialising in unconscious bias, disability awareness and anti-racism. He is passionate about supporting the world’s leading organisations to deliver cultural change that is truly inclusive. Each year we celebrate and commemorate Black History Month in October. It is an annual opportunity for people, governments and organisations across the United Kingdom to recognise the contributions that black people make to society. This occasion is also marked in many other countries around the world including the United States ..read more
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The Equality Act 2010: a guide for employers and employees
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by Yvonne Howard
1y ago
Yvonne Howard is a highly experienced Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with extensive experience in the transportation, construction, engineering and built environment sectors, as well as local government. She has also contributed to our diversity mentoring programme at the BBC. The Equality Act 2010 is the UK’s primary legal framework for protecting individual rights and furthering equality, diversity, and inclusion. Whether you are an employer or employee, it’s important that you understand the rights laid out in the legislation. In this guide, we explore what the Equality Act 2010 is, the ..read more
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Seven benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace
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by Lisa Jobson
1y ago
Lisa Jobson is a specialist in talent management and management consulting and has extensive experience in supporting businesses to determine focus and the strategic importance of diversity. Workplace diversity and inclusion is an increasing area of focus for many organisations, with more developing diversity strategies for effective success. In 2017, PwC’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Survey of business and human resource leaders found that 87% of respondents had stated diversity was an area of priority of focus for their organisation. There are plenty of good reasons why businesses are foc ..read more
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Does unconscious bias training work? The evidence says it does
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by Lisa Jobson
1y ago
Lisa Jobson, EW Group Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, reflects on the criticisms of unconscious bias training and sets out a compelling case for why training does work when implemented properly. Awareness of the business case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has never been stronger, and as a result, many businesses are choosing to provide their employees with unconscious bias training, often those with recruitment responsibilities. The recent 2023 McKinsey report estimated that the global market for DEI would more than double to $15.4 billion by 2026, demonstrating the growin ..read more
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What are micro-behaviours and how do they impact inclusive cultures?
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by Caroline Arnold
1y ago
Caroline Arnold is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion, and unconscious bias at EW Group. You’ve probably heard of the term ‘micro-behaviours’, maybe in the same context as unconscious bias – but what does it mean and more importantly, what kind of impact can it have on the creation of inclusive cultures in the workplace? JUMP TO: What are micro-behaviours? Examples of micro-behaviours at work How can micro-behaviours impact inclusion in the workplace? The impact of micro-behaviours on team performance What are micro-behaviours Micro-behavi ..read more
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How unconscious gender bias affects all women across the workplace
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by Tiwonge Cohn
1y ago
Tiwonge Chipeta is a Diversity and Inclusion consultant for EW Group, who has worked across all sectors in four continents in building rapport with diverse cultures. For many people, suggesting that they have an unconscious bias might sound like a personal criticism, but the reality is far more complex. Unconscious gender bias can exist at every level of an organisation, not just at the office level, or in middle-management. This ‘multi-level’ discrimination hurts organisations by denying women a voice in key decision-making processes. Research published in the European Journal of Finance has ..read more
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Racism at work: how to stop discrimination in the workplace
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by Jane Farrell
1y ago
Jane Farrell is Co-Founder of EW Group and one of our leading consultants. She is a specialist in inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, organisational change and cultural adaptability. With over three decades of experience, EW Group puts anti-racism training at the forefront of its diversity and inclusion programmes. With more and more organisations trying to improve workplace diversity and equity, tackling racism with skill and confidence is one of the litmus tests of success. In the UK, racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal under the Equality Act 2010 (previous complaints ..read more
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What is unconscious bias in the workplace? How it’s defined and how to stop it
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by Rachael Wilson
1y ago
What is unconscious bias in the workplace and where does it come from? In this article, we explore how unconscious bias negatively affects work culture and tips for combatting its effects. If you want to increase equality, diversity, and inclusion within your workforces, you may have heard of what is increasingly being seen as a crucial reason why diverse groups of people have different lived professional experiences: unconscious bias in the workplace. In this guide, we take an in-depth look into what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, and how it affects workplaces, then show you exactl ..read more
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Religious Diversity in the Workplace and Why it’s Important for Inclusion
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by Farah Hussain
1y ago
In this article, Farah Hussain, EW Group Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, discusses the importance of religious inclusion in the workplace and shares her practical tips on how organisations can foster greater religious diversity and inclusion. At its core, religious diversity and inclusion is about respect, valuing difference and recognising patterns in relation to which faiths are acknowledged, understood and celebrated. This is important in the workplace because at a fundamental level it makes you feel seen and heard as an individual, with a multitude of dimensions to your identity. It go ..read more
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Types of unconscious bias: examples, effects and solutions
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by Yvonne Howard
1y ago
Yvonne Howard is a highly experienced Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with extensive experience in the transportation, construction, engineering and built environment sectors, as well as local government. Unconscious biases, also known as implicit biases, constantly affect our actions. Informed by our experiences, backgrounds and values, these biases are crucial in helping our minds quickly and efficiently navigate the world around us, but often, these biases can be informed by harmful and inaccurate stereotypes. The effect? Individuals can be discriminated against, harming workplace equali ..read more
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