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Diversity – 3 reasons why a diverse workforce is good for your business.

Diversity is no longer a box ticking exercise but an active method of encouraging innovation and increasing returns to all stakeholders. A good deal of research, particularly in US shows that diversity increases productivity as well as being socially desirable. For example Bank of Nova Scotia began an ‘Advancement of Women’ program…
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4 things you can learn about your business from a Rugby World Cup Winner

My last post with Paralympian Anne Strike MBE highlighted team work, I recently met with Claire Purdy – England Rugby World Cup Winner and Sports Personality of the Year Winner. An underwriter for Zurich Insurance, Claire has spent the last 14 years juggling her career with the demands of International and…
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Why the Big 4 lead the way in Diversity

Diversity Inc recently published a list of the top 100 employers ranked for their commitment to promoting Diversity.  (That’s a diverse workforce – not the dance group).. Sorry that was terrible. What is noticeable is that out of the 1,500 firms that took part, all of the big 4 were…
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Hidden disabilities in your workplace – introduced in less than three minutes.

Diversity and Inclusion is ever higher on the agenda and I have recently heard some very encouraging examples from firms who really understand disabilities, and are making significant progress towards a fully diverse and inclusive workforce. For instance, I met with the Head of D&I from a US Fund Manager…
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