inclusion in tech

Encouraging inclusion in the tech industry

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The tech industry’s ongoing diversity problem “Elon Musk has ruined tech!” says my Ux Researcher friend at a social gathering earlier this year. His frustrations – shared by many in the tech industry – are in large part due to Musk’s alpha-macho persona and anti-woke tirades, regularly expressed on Twitter, the social network he now […]

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5 ways to make your job adverts more inclusive in 2023

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Your job advert is the first communication between your company and a potential candidate. It’s your chance to sell the job to them and make them want to apply. So it’s a shame that so many employers miss out key info and inclusive language that could make them more attractive to job seekers. In a […]

How diversity can impact mental health

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Mental health issues can affect anyone at any point in their lives, with approximately 1 in 4 in the UK experiencing symptoms each year and an estimated 14.3% of deaths worldwide per year being attributable to the illness. Although anyone can be affected, there are groups of people that are significantly more at risk, including […]

The importance of diversity training and where it can go wrong

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Over the last few years, diversity and inclusion training has solidified a place on most large companies training lists. This trend has led to D&I training becoming a lucrative industry with many companies offering training courses and instructors. However, many people and studies have raised the question as to whether diversity training actually has the […]

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Pride Month 2022: How to support LGBTQ+ employees in tech

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June is the official UK Pride Month each year, and this year is extra special as the UK marks its 50th year of Pride. The month presents a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ movement’s achievements and accomplishments, and recognise and reflect on the struggle for equality. However, despite the huge progress which has been made, […]

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The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

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A diverse and inclusive workplace is one which allows all employees to feel supported, valued and able to reach their full potential. By nurturing employees and creating an inclusive culture, a business can experience many benefits, varying from financial and business related to employee satisfaction and retention. In this article we look at the importance […]

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5 steps to improve your diversity hiring process

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Evidence shows that having a more diverse workforce can have a huge positive impact on a business. McKinsey’s Diversity Matters report found that companies with a high level of cultural and ethnic diversity were 33% more likely to outperform their competitors. However, achieving a genuinely diverse recruitment process is a difficult task for many companies. […]

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The benefits of an employee network & how to start one

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Employee network groups are a great tool to help create an inclusive work environment. They are voluntary groups of colleagues with similar beliefs, backgrounds or interests. They provide support, advice, or just a sounding board in a safe, confidential environment. Employee networks can help give employees a strong sense of belonging and also offer an […]

Why young people are being put off a career in tech

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In the UK, Tech vacancies make up the largest proportion of all positions, leaving a skills gap in the industry. Ahead of National Careers Week, new research by cloud talent firm Revolent has found that younger people are being put off from a career in tech, which could be contributing to this gap.  National Careers […]

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How to support employees with hearing loss in the workplace

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In the UK, around 11 million people are living with some degree of hearing loss today, making it the second most common disability. At least 4.4. Million of these people are of working age, and the employment rate amongst people with hearing loss is 65% (compared to 81.7% of people with no disability). Part of […]