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  • Are appointments doomed to bias?
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    When organisations are consciously trying to establish and hit diversity targets, they may implement an ‘identity-conscious’ approach to recruitment.
  • Are gender roles learned or innate?
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    The evidence of our inherent biases can be seen at all levels of the workplace.
  • Closing the HE attainment gap in psychology
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    An open letter to: Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive, British Psychological Society and David Murphy, Current President, British Psychological Society
  • Diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias – are you making the progress you need to?
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    If you are reading our newsletter, there is a good chance you are interested in all things diversity, inclusion and bias related.
  • Does a racial hierarchy exist in your company?
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    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...
  • Five ways to reduce bias in decision-making
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    “Don’t talk to me about diversity now: it’s not even in my top five priorities!”
  • Has anything changed? #BritsSoWhite
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    The music industry is often thought of as extremely progressive. When we think of iconic artists such as David Bowie, Prince or Michael Jackson...
  • How imposter syndrome and racism overlap – and what can be done to tackle it
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    ‘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.
  • How micro-incivilities can impact wellbeing
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    Micro-incivilities, are commonplace behaviours or aspects of an environment which signal that someone doesn’t belong, or they’re not welcome.
  • How Raheem Sterling is shining a spotlight on modern racism
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    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.
  • Intersectionality: What is it and how does it affect the workplace?  
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    While society has made progress in recognising gender and BAME  groups in their own respective rights, recognition of intersectionality is still...
  • Micro-incivilities – Do the little things matter?
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    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
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    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...
  • Reducing bias in recruitment: Why the phrase ‘good fit’ should always be challenged
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    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...
  • Should we let boys be boys and girls be girls?
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    There’s been a lot in the UK news in recent weeks about gender stereotyping, and the impact it is having on children.
  • What exactly is unconscious bias?
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    Most of us would never describe ourselves as racist. Yet, while we see ourselves as liberal, egalitarian and open-minded, both as individuals and...
  • What is ‘ageism’ and how can we tackle it?
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    What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when we talk about ‘discrimination’? Race? Gender? Sexuality? Of all forms of discrimination...
  • What is considered racism at work and how do I make a complaint?
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    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...
  • What is modern racism? How and why racism has mutated
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    Racism has been likened to a virus that mutates, taking on different forms as it adapts to a changing environment.
  • Why the race pay gap deserves the same attention as the gender pay gap
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    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...
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