Global Taxonomy: Government

Inclusive Recruitment Review with a Public Sector Organisation

A public sector organisation approached us with a problem – they noticed a lack of diversity in their incumbents and candidates during recent recruitment processes. They wanted to make their recruitment process more inclusive and fair for all.

Written by on May 19, 2023

Creating an Inclusive Culture with London Borough of Enfield Council

After facilitating initial conversations on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion, London Borough of Enfield Council wanted to capitalise on the momentum they had built by engaging in more initiatives that would lead to creating an inclusive culture. Motivated by the idea of implementing meaningful change, their main goal was to make people aware of, […]

Written by on June 16, 2021

Stand in My Shoes: Race and Culture in Parliament

To celebrate the launch of their report on Race at Work, ParliREACH (a Workplace Equality Network in support of increasing awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage issues) hosted an event with presentations and panel discussions on this particular topic. The distinguished guest panellists and speakers included a number of prominent names in […]

Written by on May 29, 2019

Positive Action Programme for BAME staff

In 2015, we were approached by members of the Diversity and Inclusion team at the Cabinet Office who wanted to address a perpetual problem of BAME employees being under-represented at senior grades.  Pearn Kandola were selected to work with the Cabinet Office because of our research into successful positive action programmes, discrimination in the work […]

Written by on May 10, 2019

New tests make NHS graduate assessment fairer

Changes to the way the NHS assesses applicants for its Graduate Management Training Scheme are making the process fairer and more effective at identifying future leaders. The use of technology is also saving hours of senior managers’ time. Previously assessment relied on paper-based application forms, interviews, and group exercises, in addition to verbal and numerical […]

Written by on July 9, 2018

Surfacing attitudes to agile working at Coventry City Council

Earlier this year, Pearn Kandola worked with Coventry City Council to support them in rolling out their strategy for increasing agile working. There were a number of important drivers for creating a more agile and flexible working environment, not least of which was the desire to improve efficiencies and capitalise on a move to new […]

Written by on July 9, 2018

Untapped potential: Empowering new talent at the top of the Cabinet Office

The Challenge:  The levels of diversity at the junior and mid-management levels of the Cabinet Office were not being mirrored in the senior grades. The Solution: 41 people went through a Pearn Kandola development centre, gaining detailed personal feedback as well as a clear action plan for progression The Results: All participants experienced a significant […]

Written by on July 9, 2018

Responsible funding decisions: Managing unconscious bias at NERC

NERC – the Natural Environment Research Council – is the UK’s largest funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science, funding over £150 million pounds of research grants annually. To retain and build on their position of funding research excellence, NERC is working in partnership with Pearn Kandola to further increase the quality […]

Written by on July 9, 2018