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    How COVID-19 is undoing the diversity agenda
    Leadership
    The beginning of April was meant to mark a big week for diversity. Specifically, gender diversity, because Saturday 4th April was the third annual...
    The psychology of remote working: will you thrive or survive in a remote world?
    Leadership
    We are now a few weeks into the dramatic and enforced changes to our work routines. The most significant change for many of us has been to adapt...
    Tackling monotony and boredom
    Employee Engagement
    On the early spaceflights and also in the capsule environments of Antarctic exploration centres, boredom and monotony have been found to be...
    The psychology of remote working: adapting to the change
    Guides and tools
    The first few weeks of working in 'lock down' were incredible – and at times bewildering. In a short space of time, we lost long-established...
    Five ways to reduce bias in decision-making
    Bias
    “Don’t talk to me about diversity now: it’s not even in my top five priorities!”
    Five ways to build trust in remote teams
    Leadership
    Trust plays an important part in the effectiveness of any team. You need to be confident that your colleagues can be relied upon, not only to do...
    Household, we have a problem: Environments we can live and work in
    Guides and tools
    The physical environment in which people are living and working is recognised as an important determinant factor in performance.
    Ever wanted to be an astronaut? Now’s your chance (partially anyway)
    Leadership
    When you were a child, did you ever want to be an astronaut, an archaeologist or an arctic explorer? These are rare jobs which require...
    How to be an effective role model
    Leadership
    Everyone wants to be a good role model. Whether it’s to your children, employees or even strangers, we all want to make a good impression.
    How to lead through times of change
    Leadership
    There are many ways to strengthen and improve the way that leaders lead through times of change, most of which reflect...
    What is ‘ageism’ and how can we tackle it?
    Bias
    What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when we talk about ‘discrimination’? Race? Gender? Sexuality? Of all forms of discrimination...
    Reducing bias in recruitment: Why the phrase ‘good fit’ should always be challenged
    Bias
    The idea of a ‘good fit’ can have a significant impact on which candidates are successful during a recruitment process. We need to understand how...
    What is mindfulness and how is it practiced?
    Guides and tools
    You’ve probably heard the term “mindfulness” crop up in everyday conversation or scrolled past a tweet about. But what does it really mean?
    Why new fathers are too scared to take paternity leave
    Employee Engagement
    The fact that men appear to be reluctant to take paternity leave is a significant, yet massively unrecognised issue.
    What is inclusive leadership and how can you foster it?
    Leadership
    Leaders have a crucial part to play in ensuring its presence. But what is inclusive leadership?
    Are gender roles learned or innate?
    Bias
    The evidence of our inherent biases can be seen at all levels of the workplace.
    How imposter syndrome and racism overlap – and what can be done to tackle it
    Bias
    ‘Imposter syndrome’ is the belief that you are less capable than those around you, that your success is the result of luck or other external factors.
    Does the Old Boys’ Network still exist?
    Leadership
    It certainly seems archaic that an individual’s family contacts, where they went to school or even their gender could give them access to a network.
    The skill of leading through uncertainty
    Leadership
    Following Theresa May's decision to step down as Prime Minister and her potential successor to be decided shortly, I wanted to share a number of...
    Racism at Work Podcast Episode 6: Racism in sport – does football hold a mirror up to society?
    Guides and tools
    Is football just another workplace where modern racism is prevalent? How can we make sure that this discussion translates into action?
    Racism at Work Podcast Episode 5: AI – is it bias, and what does that mean for the workplace?
    Guides and tools
    The role AI has to play in the future of our workplaces and how our bias (conscious or unconscious) can be directly transferred into its algorithms.
    Racism at Work Podcast Episode 4: Universities – are they still failing BAME staff and students?
    Guides and tools
    Racism is still shockingly prevalent on university campuses and is keenly felt by both students and staff.
    Racism at Work Podcast Episode 3: Education – trusting children with the truth
    Guides and tools
    When should we start teaching children about racism, is it ever too early? Karen Murphy and I discussed how racism shaped history.
    Racism at Work Podcast Episode 2: Leadership – diversity and the tone at the top
    Guides and tools
    We all have a picture in our heads of what a leader should look like. Trouble is - these pictures are loaded with bias
    Racism at Work Podcast Episode 1: Micro-incivilities – their impact on individuals and their wellbeing
    Guides and tools
    Micro-incivilities by their name are small but have a cumulative effect on the individual. Is the workplace ready to even have this conversation yet?
    What is modern racism? How and why racism has mutated
    Bias
    Racism has been likened to a virus that mutates, taking on different forms as it adapts to a changing environment.
    Closing the HE attainment gap in psychology
    Bias
    An open letter to: Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive, British Psychological Society and David Murphy, Current President, British Psychological Society
    Intersectionality: What is it and how does it affect the workplace?  
    Bias
    While society has made progress in recognising gender and BAME  groups in their own respective rights, recognition of intersectionality is still...
    What is considered racism at work and how do I make a complaint?
    Bias
    The idea that racism is alive and well in our workplaces is an uncomfortable one. However, research we have conducted at Pearn Kandola has found...
    How micro-incivilities can impact wellbeing
    Bias
    Micro-incivilities, are commonplace behaviours or aspects of an environment which signal that someone doesn’t belong, or they’re not welcome.
    Has anything changed? #BritsSoWhite
    Bias
    The music industry is often thought of as extremely progressive. When we think of iconic artists such as David Bowie, Prince or Michael Jackson...
    Why the race pay gap deserves the same attention as the gender pay gap
    Bias
    In 2018, the gender pay gap took up a lot of column inches. Whether it be large businesses having to publicly declare their pay discrepancies...
    How Raheem Sterling is shining a spotlight on modern racism
    Bias
    Racism in football is a controversial topic, but it’s one that has recently been brought to the fore by Manchester City player, Raheem Sterling.
    What exactly is unconscious bias?
    Bias
    Most of us would never describe ourselves as racist. Yet, while we see ourselves as liberal, egalitarian and open-minded, both as individuals and...
    4 ways leaders can build an inclusive culture
    Leadership
    For several years now, highly regarded research institutions have investigated the impact of diversity on innovation. The evidence is clear...
    Are appointments doomed to bias?
    Bias
    When organisations are consciously trying to establish and hit diversity targets, they may implement an ‘identity-conscious’ approach to recruitment.
    Does a racial hierarchy exist in your company?
    Bias
    We’re all aware that there are structural, explicit hierarchies in the workplace. These might be as simple as layers of authority to determine a...
    “Making it Real” at all stages of selection with Situational Judgement Tests
    Employee Engagement
    As Diversity and Inclusion has become a key priority, it is time to re-examine accepted assessment and selection practices.
    Micro-incivilities – Do the little things matter?
    Bias
    I’m fascinated by micro-incivilities and with the launch of Binna Kandola’s book ‘Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference’, it feels like a good...
    Racism through exclusion
    Bias
    70% of employees involved in a recent study reported feeling excluded at work in the last six months. Given that our need to fit in is such a...
    Stereotypes, Prototypes and Superheroes
    Leadership
    The story of the Black Panther seems to illustrate well some of the significant, yet often overlooked challenges that organisations face when....
    Diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias – are you making the progress you need to?
    Bias
    If you are reading our newsletter, there is a good chance you are interested in all things diversity, inclusion and bias related.
    Should we let boys be boys and girls be girls?
    Bias
    There’s been a lot in the UK news in recent weeks about gender stereotyping, and the impact it is having on children.
    Agile leadership
    Leadership
    Leading agile and dispersed teams requires many of the qualities that you would associate with leaders of centralised teams.
    Agile working: Key characteristics of an agile worker
    Leadership
    Many organisations are looking at developing more effective agile working strategies to enable their people to work with more flexibility, freedom...
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