Recruiting and supporting autistic employees into the workplace

Many employers assume that they do not need to make any changes until a worker identifies him/herself as autistic and requests adjustments. However, there are plenty of changes that an employer can implement to make the workplace more autism-friendly before an individual request it. This will also benefit workers who may not be aware that they are...

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The benefits of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace

Diversity and inclusivity in the workplace have become an important topic in recent years.  It has tended to focus on categories such as gender, age, sexuality, ethnic background, and physical disability but now there is growing momentum to embrace a diverse group of brain types.  The concept of neurodiversity recognises the variety of...

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Working with a neurodiverse colleague

ACAS estimate that 15% of the population of the United Kingdom is neurodivergent. The term neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions. The neurodiversity movement primarily focuses on autism but encompasses other conditions as well. It rejects the idea that autism...

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Wellbeing on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 #Choosetochallenge International Women’s Day, on 8th March,  is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  But it is more than that, it’s a rallying cry to all that we have still not achieved gender parity or equality. It’s no secret that during the past...

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Supporting your people back to the office

Supporting your people to return to the office I was surprised by the findings of a survey just published by the Manpower Services Group: workers in the UK are far more negative about returning to the office than those in other countries, like France or Germany.  What’s going on?  It seems that we are much more worried about the likelihood of a...

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Five benefits of gender balance in the workplace

The five benefits of more gender balance in the workplace A gender-balanced workforce and workplace are crucial for a business to reach its maximum potential. There are multiple advantages for companies who have a gender diverse workplace and an equal representation of women in the workplace. Increasing numbers of businesses are reaping the benefits...

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What International Women’s Day 2020 means to me

What International Women’s Day means to me … International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Across London and the world, events are being held to commemorate this day and to highlight...

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Redefining Conventional Families

Redefining conventional families There was a time when everyone could tell you what an ‘average family’ was. A Mum and Dad and 2.4 children (never quite understood that number myself) were the norm and every TV advert featured a stereotypical family of four with matching hair colour. But what is a conventional family now? Is there such a thing...

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A look at good company culture

A Look at Good Company Culture: How Performance (and Everything Else) Will Follow Despite some improvements in happiness levels among the UK workforce, The Independent reveals that nearly half are still set on searching for new jobs. And the biggest culprit? Poor management. Poor management is an expensive weakness that can cost companies lost productivity...

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