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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National Inclusion Week: What is it and how do you take part?

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What is National Inclusion Week? National Inclusion Week is an annual week of workplace activities and events that may highlight the importance of inclusion across the UK. It is an opportunity for companies to get connected and engage with people and employees who are passionate about inclusion in the workplace and elsewhere. Inclusive Employers run […]

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 […]

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The Role of Diversity in Internships

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As has been widely documented, the technology sector has a longstanding and persistent issue as it pertains to its lack of diversity and representation. As it stands, only 26% of the UK technology sector’s workforce are women, while ethnic minorities make up only 18% of its numbers. While the numbers may show promise nowadays compared […]

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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Neurodiversity in the workplace

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Neurodiversity / neurodivergence is the concept that all humans have differing levels of neurocognitive ability and for some, the variation between strengths and challenges is more pronounced. Neurological conditions encompassed by the terms ‘neurodivergence’ and ‘neurodiversity’ fall into three categories: applied, clinical, and acquired. Applied refers to conditions with which an individual is born, and […]

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Top 5 inclusive tech employers

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In 2023, the majority of employers will have some form of diversity & inclusion strategy. However, it takes a great deal of work, time and resources to make these strategies work to create an inclusive workplace. And it’s simply not enough to just increase the number of diverse hires, you must ensure that your employees […]

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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 […]