Advice & Guides

Here you will find helpful articles and guides that can advise you on getting started in a career in technology or how to make it in the world of tech. Along with what job role is ideal for you, the skills required and how much you could earn from it.

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5 ways to make a multi-faith workplace work

in Advice & Guides, Employer Advice

We know that there is a strong business case for having a diverse workforce, and we also know that it’s a challenging task to become truly inclusive. A huge part of this is ensuring your D&I strategy also includes religion and cultural inclusivity. A report by ComRes found that only a quarter of workers agree […]

UK Disability History Month: Closing the disability employment gap

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From November 18th – December 18th, it’s UK Disability History Month. Across the world, there’s currently a big disability employment gap, not just in the technology industry. How can technology help to close this gap? And what as employers can we do to contribute? In May this year, it was reported that of the 8.4 […]

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Stammering Awareness Day: How to support an employee who has a stammer

in Advice & Guides, Employer Advice

Around 1% of the World’s population have a stammer, yet it’s a disability that rarely gets any airtime. This Friday 22nd October marks Stammering Awareness Day, which this year is aiming to see and hear more stammering voices in popular culture such as TV & radio. In this article, we explore how having a stammer […]

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How apprenticeships can help to sustain diversity in tech

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There are many reasons to build a business case for a more diverse team. But the barriers to getting there can be plentiful. Apprenticeships can provide a low barrier to entry option for businesses to attract skilled & diverse individuals to their technology teams. But what are the other benefits of apprenticeships in the tech […]

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Barriers to workplace inclusion and diversity

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There have been multiple studies into the benefits of workplace inclusion and diversity, with increased employee retention, better company reputation and higher innovation to name a few. But how easy is it for a company to become more inclusive? What are the barriers that might be stopping this from happening? In this article, we look […]

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What are the 9 Protected Characteristics under The Equality Act 2010?

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Regardless of their background, all employees deserve the right to a fair and supportive working environment where they can safely develop their skills and talents. True diversity and inclusion in the workplace cannot exist without protection from discrimination or harassment. Employers must have an anti-discrimination policy in place to protect employees from discrimination and harassment. To […]

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Top 5 Social Mobility Resources for Tech Companies

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In this blog, Toni kent details the top 5 inspiring social mobility resources for tech companies. In the UK tech sector, it is estimated that 19% of staff are from working-class backgrounds vs a national population of 33.3%.  And, for those who do opt for a career in tech, if they have working-class origins they […]

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Top 20 Survey Questions for Measuring Inclusion at Work 

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Inclusion is fundamental in a diverse workplace because it ultimately means that despite their differences, employees feel a sense of belonging. However, when it comes to measuring inclusion in a workplace, employers often struggle because it’s invisible. Inclusion relates to thoughts, feelings and attitudes rather than a more objective metric. Not measuring inclusion can be damaging […]

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Five Things Tech Companies Can Do to Improve Social Mobility

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In this blog, Toni Kent explores the top five things tech companies can do to improve social mobility. In reading ‘Social Mobility and Its Enemies’ I was disheartened to discover the extent to which social mobility is stalling. The relative ease with which those born in the 1960s will have been able to achieve a […]

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What is blind hiring? And why is it important?

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In an ideal world, people would get hired based on their skills and relevant work experience. In reality, more often than not barriers to diversity such as unconscious bias unfairly influence the decisions of hiring managers. An example of how this can look is that in a recent study people with common or easy to pronounce names […]