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Closing the gender pay gap

Closing the gender pay gap Last year, we reported on the minimal progress that had been made in closing the gender pay gap. Although slow, it was still a step towards balancing the scales. Although the number of women in senior leadership positions is growing, most sectors still show a

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Are Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives good for business?

Are Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives good for business? Recently, it was announced the BBC paid a female broadcaster, Sarah Montague, £400,000 in recognition of an historical pay gap between her and her male counterparts; and it’s since become apparent there’s at least another 120 such cases being investigated. In fact,

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Inclusive Banter- when does it cross the line?

We spend about one third of our life at work so it’s really important that we enjoy our time there and that we are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.  We don’t want to work in an environment where we feel harassed or bullied as this can undermine our confidence,

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Intersectionality – what does it really mean?

True diversity is Intersectional. We hear that a lot but what does it actually mean? Intersectionality comes from US scholar and legal activist Kimberle Crenshaw who originally coined the term when exploring how sexism and racism cut across each other for black women. She observed that racism was being considered

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The good habits that help reduce stress and improve resilience.

This is International Stress Awareness Week.  Did you realise that mental ill health is the third biggest cause of absence in the workplace?  In 2017/8, 15.4 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety.  That’s 44% of all work-related ill health cases and nearly 60% of

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Let’s talk about race: Continuing the conversation in the workplace

Whilst the first official celebration of Black History Month in the UK took place in 1987, this annual observance dates back almost 100 years.  In 1926, Carter G. Woodson introduced a week-long focus on encouraging the coordinated teaching of the history of American black people in the nation’s public schools.  Over

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Kate Headley in the 2019 Disability Power 100!

The 2019 Disability Power 100 – Today, 8th October 2019, Kate Headley has been announced as one of the UK’s most influential people with a disability! Announced at a reception held at the House of Lords the Disability Power 100 is an inspirational list of the UK’s most influential disabled

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Managing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

How can employers support neurodiversity in the workplace?​ Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace is the key to recruiting inclusively, and harnessing the unique skills and abilities of a talented workforce. For many years, neurodivergent people have been excluded from workforces and discounted from interview processes because of the differences in

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The Inclusive Manager?

 8 Ways To Be A More Inclusive Manager Inclusive management is essential for organisations looking to advance their inclusion agendas. Once DEI strategies are established, it is managers that hold the key to becoming an inclusive culture. The Clear Company team have extensive experience in supporting management teams to develop

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Court of Appeal upholds discrimination case against BT

As the Court of Appeal upholds the decision against BT for a discrimination claim brought by a candidate, the Clear Company as inclusion auditors have consistently advised caution to employers using Situational Judgement or Values based assessments at the front of a recruitment project. Although a filter is obviously required

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How can organisations support staff with long-term health conditions?

Supporting employees with long-term health conditions To truly build an inclusive culture, it is important to ensure that everyone feels safe, valued and supported at work. Those with long-term health conditions (also known as a chronic condition), are no exception. This refers to those with ongoing (mental and/or physical) health

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Managing returners to work.

There are many reasons why an employee might have a career break and therefore be in a position of returning to work. The obvious example is women who have been on maternity leave, although it is now equally as possible that fathers will take extended leave through the Shared Parental

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Creating an LGBT+ inclusive workplace

Sexual orientation is one of the nine protected characteristics under the 2010 Equality Act. This means that it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation in the workplace. Whilst it is important to bear this in mind when creating diversity and inclusion policy, the focus here

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Clear Company appoints Jenny Hinde as Executive Director

The Clear Company, recognised leaders in the provision of inclusive talent management insight, training and technology have formally announced the appointment of Jenny Hinde as Executive Director and Shareholder. Jenny has more than 20 years’ HR experience, her most recent role as HR Director of Amey saw her lead a

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