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Elon Musk’s car firm to pay ex-worker £2.6m over racial abuse at work

  Tesla has been ordered to pay more the equivalent of £2.6million to an ex-employee who was subjected to racial slurs and harassment in the workplace. A jury in the US ruled that the electric carmaker, headed up by Elon Musk, must pay $3.2million to Owen Diaz, a black former employee who worked as a […]

Written by on April 19, 2023

Creating an Environment of Psychological Safety in the Workplace

  Toxic workplace cultures, and attempts to rectify them, have been hitting the headlines recently, from Elon Musk giving Twitter employees an ultimatum to commit to “long hours at high intensity” or leave, to Revolut enlisting psychologists to track whether employees are being respectful in the workplace, says Professor Binna Kandola. Overcoming toxic workplace cultures […]

Written by on April 3, 2023

How to: Spot, Tackle and Eliminate Unconscious Bias

  It’s no secret that some people face greater obstacles in both life and in the workplace. From sexism to racism to ableism, unconscious bias comes in all manner of shapes and sizes, often impacting individuals at every turn of their career… Read the full article here.

Written by on January 17, 2023

How have the recent tech layoffs impacted workplace DEI?

The technology industry has seen an unprecedented number of layoffs throughout 2022 – but how has this impacted DEI and how can it be corrected? Elon Musk sparked fury after he bought Twitter for $44bn, then immediately fired half of the company’s 7,500 workers. He also fired 90% of Twitter employees in India, leaving 12 staff remaining.  […]

Written by on December 20, 2022

Christian employees feel ‘silenced’ in the workplace

“Hostility” and “ridicule” are some of the experiences reported by Christian employees in the UK and US, according to a major new study. Participants in the study by Pearn Kandola, a business psychology company, also reported feelings of being “silenced” in the workplace and a reluctance to share their faith because of a fear of […]

Written by on December 14, 2022

Many Christians feel unable to express religious identity at work

Despite being the most common religion in the UK, many Christian employees feel unable to comfortably express their religious identity at work, with some experiencing negative stereotyping or ridicule from colleagues. Research carried out by and D&I consultancy Pearn Kandola found that 82% of UK-based Christian employees who would normally wear religous dress or symbols […]

Written by on December 14, 2022

Palace race scandal: HR must assess work culture ‘from top to bottom’ to root out racism

Employers must critically assess their workplace culture “from top to bottom” to root out racism, an expert has stated, following an incident at Buckingham Palace last week. Dr Jonathan Lord, a lecturer in Human Resource Management and Employment Law at the University of Salford Business School, says firms must consider how far bias and prejudice […]

Written by on December 5, 2022

Five steps to attract more staff with disabilities that every business can take

Diverse workplaces that bring together experience from all areas of life tend to perform better. If this is something that employers know instinctively, then there is substantial research to back it up. This report by the World Economic Forum shows that diversity increases profitability and creativity, promotes stronger governance and better problem-solving abilities. Employees with diverse […]

Written by on December 3, 2022

Census results show increased diversity if not inclusion

The latest UK Census has revealed the country is as diverse now as it has ever been, even if that is not always reflected in the workplace. The data showed 81.7% of people in England and Wales identify as white, down from 86% when the last census was taken in 2011. Across both countries, 10.1% […]

Written by on December 1, 2022

Ethnic inequalities in the UK labour market and what employers can do to embrace diversity and inclusion

In the recent Deaton Review of Inequalities (the Review), the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) considered ethnic inequalities in the UK and found that, despite substantial improvements in terms of educational performance and rates of employment, a clear ethnic pay gap remains. The IFS also emphasised the disparities in experience between different ethnic minority groups, highlighting […]

Written by on November 28, 2022