Diverse From Day One: Tips to Improve Early Hiring Diversity

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Building a diverse and inclusive team should be a priority for any start-up seeking to innovate, attract top talent, and position itself for long-term success. However, it’s all too easy for founders to overlook diversity in those critical early hiring decisions, as they scramble to build their business. The early team sets the tone and […]

Skills

What is the digital skills gap?

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Despite digital skills becoming increasingly in demand, there is a digital skills gap in many countries, including the UK. A lack of trained graduates, young people going into STEM subjects, and companies upskilling employees are just a few reasons for this and it results in companies not being able to access enough skilled professionals. This […]

5 in demand tech skills for 2024

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As the tech industry is growing, the demand for skilled candidates is also increasing. Currently, the UK tech sector employs over 1.7 million people and adds over £150bn to the UK economy every year, which could grow to a further £41.5 billion and create 678,000 additional jobs by 2025. So, what are some of the […]

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Diversity & Inclusion calendar 2024

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Diversity and inclusion is at the top of the agenda for many senior leadership teams, and, rightly so. Studies have shown time and time again that an inclusive workplace where diverse colleagues are able to thrive and progress whilst feeling supported and welcomed can expect to see many benefits. Unfortunately the technology industry still struggles […]

Driving workplace diversity and inclusion through individual actions

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Many businesses have come under scrutiny in recent years for their lack of diversity and inclusion, especially when it comes to women and minorities. Large companies have implemented diversity programs and initiatives in an effort to increase representation, but these efforts often fall short. Meaningful, long-term change needs to start at the individual level, with […]

5 ways to be an ally

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Wouldn’t you want to feel included in the workplace? To have a well-rounded and inclusive tech industry, we must aim to increase diversity and one way to do this is to promote allyship in the workplace. An ally is someone who is not part of a marginalized group but wants to support, help, and promote […]

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Black History Month 2023: 8 influential black leaders in tech

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October marks Black History Month, aiming to give everyone an opportunity to share and reflect on the history of black heritage. Across the world, many events, talks, celebrations and lectures are held to mark Black History Month. Originally, Black History Month was celebrated as a single week, called ‘Negro History Week’. This was started by […]

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Diversity in gaming: why it matters and how to improve

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The gaming industry is popular and offers exciting career opportunities for people with technical skills, a creative background and a passion for gaming.  Despite the appeal of gaming as a career, a lack of gender diversity in the industry presents a significant problem that can only be addressed if employers are able to smash the […]

Inclusion

National Inclusion Week: Improving the experience for everyone in DWP

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To celebrate National Inclusion Week 2023, we spoke to Alli Mood at DWP Digital about how they have followed the theme of ‘Take Action Make Impact’ by implementing some changes to D&I work there. I’m a Deputy Director in Citizen Information, which sits in DWP Digital’s Core Digital Services Function. Across Citizen Information we’re maintaining […]

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What does it mean to be an inclusive employer?

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Investing time and money into a diversity equity & inclusion strategy is hugely important for every business, big or small. It’s a hot topic for a reason; everyone should feel completely comfortable, valued and a sense of belonging at their workplace. Many employers talk about being inclusive but these words don’t transpond into actions. It’s […]