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.

measuring inclusion

Top 20 Survey Questions for Measuring Inclusion at Work 

in Advice & Guides, Employer Advice

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 […]

social mobility

Five Things Tech Companies Can Do to Improve Social Mobility

in Advice & Guides, Employer Advice

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 […]

blind hiring

What is blind hiring? And why is it important?

in Advice & Guides, Employer Advice

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 […]

LGBTQ+ equality

The Tech Companies Championing LGBTQ+ Equality

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The IET recently reported that 30% of LGBTQ+ young people in the UK would not consider a career in STEM fields due to the fear of discrimination. Whilst many tech companies are making huge progress in increasing diversity and inclusion in their workplace, there’s still work to be done to reach true LGBTQ+ equality in tech. Part of […]

diversity in the workplace

Top 10 ways employers can demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion

in Advice & Guides, Employer Advice

Research has shown that a strong commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion is one of the major deciding factors for candidates when applying for jobs.  As well as fostering a genuinely inclusive workplace, it’s also important for employers to actively demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Communicating to employees, clients, competitors, and potential candidates the steps […]

Diversity on Twitter

8 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Diversify your Feed

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The beauty of social media is the control each of us has to curate our feeds to feature the topics, organisations, and causes we care about and feel invested in keeping up with. We also have complete control over how diverse our feed is. Recent stats show that there are a staggering 330 million active monthly users […]

tech skills 2021

Top 8 Tech Skills in Demand for 2021

in Advice & Guides, Employer Advice

For customers, workers and business owners, the tech industry is a fast-moving and ever-evolving landscape, and the skills most in-demand in tech are frequently changing. Due to the global pandemic that struck the world at the beginning of 2020, there have since been huge changes impacting employers and employees all over the globe. Offices have […]

diverse team

Top Tips for Project Managers Managing a Diverse Team

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Amongst the vast array of skills project managers possess, the ability to effectively manage a diverse team so that everyone in that team feels genuinely valued and included is in high demand now more than ever. The world population is currently estimated at 7.8 billion and growing. Everyone around the world beholds unique perspectives, views, and experiences. […]


The Rise of the Returnship: A Key Gender Diversity Initiative

in Advice & Guides, Career, Employer Advice

For various reasons ranging from welcoming a baby to taking time out to travel or becoming a caregiver to a family member, many people, particularly women, take extended time off from their jobs at some point. Career breaks are often necessary and for many unavoidable, yet so often when the time comes to return to […]


Disabling Ableism: How to Challenge Ableism in the Workplace

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Whilst society and the workplace are becoming more diverse and inclusive, discrimination still exists for many people. There are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK and 19% of working-age adults are disabled. Despite this, most of the time workplaces, like wider society, are predominately engineered for able-bodied people.  What is Ableism?  Ableism is a form of discrimination […]