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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The importance of inclusive language in the workplace

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Using inclusive language can have a huge impact on increasing diversity in the workplace. But what is inclusive language? It is defined as the use of language that avoids the use of certain expressions or words that might be considered to exclude particular groups of people. For example, you should avoid using more masculine-sounding words […]

Ways to overcome recruitment bias

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Recruitment bias is when an employer creates an opinion about a candidate based on initial impressions alone or irrelevant criteria, such as gender, race, or age. Recruitment bias can be either conscious or unconscious. Conscious bias is when interviewers can recognise their own preferences, for example, they might know they prefer to work with men […]

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Disability Pride Month: 8 ways employers can be inclusive of employees with disabilities

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Every year in July, we observe and commemorate Disability Pride Month. Originating in the USA in the 1990s, Disability Pride originally started as a single day. However, as time has gone on, the celebration has changed to be a full month. Disability Pride Month is a chance to celebrate success and accomplishments of the disabled […]

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Pride Month 2023 – 5 ways employers can take part

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This June marks the 51st annual Pride Month celebrations. Pride Month was established in London in 1972, and since then has grown rapidly both in popularity and establishment. Throughout June, you will see many cities across the country (and the world) holding Pride themed events, parades and festivals. Pride Month is designed to both celebrate […]

Kingfisher have confirmed the need for neurodiversity support using a data led approach to I&D

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In 2021 Kingfisher upweighted I&D to a strategic priority and is committed to making sure everyone feels included. To support this strategy, Kingfisher launched three employee-led affinity networks. These networks are made up of voluntary groups of colleagues with lived experience of being in a marginalised group, or those wanting to demonstrate active allyship, providing […]

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6 ways to smash industry stereotypes as a tech employer

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More businesses, particularly those in the tech industry, have tried to demonstrate traits of diversity, equity and inclusion in their hiring strategies. This includes trying to attract a broader range of different candidates to their roles and creating a more inclusive culture across their organisation.  However, for many firms, this is proving much harder to […]


5 things to include on your employer careers website to promote diversity & inclusion

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Diversity and inclusion are integral factors for companies because having a workplace that encompasses a broad range of talents, knowledge and experiences can help the business expand in the long run. It will also encourage wider perspectives to be expressed when brainstorming new business ideas and problem-solving. In addition, this will increase the number of […]