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The 3 Types Of Employee Resource Group You Need to Understand

10/16/2018
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What type of employee resource group do you actually have? If you don’t know, you could be wasting a lot of time and resources doing the wrong thing. Today, you’re going to find out why this knowledge is crucial for your success on your inclusion journey In todays show I discuss several things including: 3 different types of employee resource ... Read More

Duration:00:08:59

Book Review: The Trusted Black Girl: Challenging Perceptions and Maximising the Potential of Black Women in the UK Workplace

10/9/2018
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Is anyone in your office a Trusted Black Girl? Today I’m reviewing a book that explains what this means and why you this matters to you In todays show I discuss several things including: My enthusiasm about this book How this book moves beyond intersectional rhetoric The hidden experiences the book reveals and much much more Here’s some of what ... Read More

Duration:00:10:54

The Reasons Why Some People Dislike My Efforts to Help You Become More Inclusive

10/2/2018
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It’s become clear to me for a while that there are people out there who really aren’t happy with the work I’m doing to help you create an inclusive workplace Today, I’m going to talk about who they are, their reasons and what I’m going to do about it In todays show we discuss several things including: Why some academics ... Read More

Duration:00:10:29

The Reasons Why You Should Conduct Social Experiments in Your Employee Resource Groups

9/24/2018
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Today I’m going to talk about conducting a social experiment. And guess what, the subject of the experiment is you… In todays show we discuss several things including: Why you should think of your employee resource group as a lab Why your processes should differ for reversible decisions and non reversible decisions Why you should run social experiments for things ... Read More

Duration:00:07:34

The Huge Mistakes You’re Making in Your Big Ticket Diversity Events

9/18/2018
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In the UK it’s Black History Month in October and it’s likely that your organisation is about to repeat the same huge mistake it makes every year! Today, I’m going to tell you how can avoid this not only for Black History month but for all Big Ticket Diversity Events In todays show we discuss several things including: Why so ... Read More

Duration:00:09:30

It’s Time We Had An Honest Conversation

9/11/2018
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I’ve been thinking that it’s time that you and I had an honest conversation about Diversity and Inclusion. Today, I’m going to tell you how any why I think that this should happen In todays show we discuss several things including: Why I want to have a conversation with you so that I can help you personally How I’m going to ... Read More

Duration:00:08:20

The Reasons You Shouldn’t Bring Your Whole Self to Work

9/4/2018
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When people talk about Inclusion in the workplace, sooner or later someone always says that you should be able to bring your whole self to work. This is often discussed in a very lazy way, because the truth is why would anyone want to bring their whole self to work? Today you’ll find out why In todays show we discuss ... Read More

Duration:00:10:20

Diversity Promises and Why You’re Ignoring Them

8/28/2018
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Your organisation has made a Diversity Promise to you. But it may not be the one that you think. Sooner or later, that’s going to become a problem for you. Today you’ll find out why In todays show we discuss several things including: The Diversity Promise You’re Company is making to you Psychological Contracts and the hidden agreement that you’re ... Read More

Duration:00:08:21

Why You Need Quality Products in Your Employee Resource Groups

8/21/2018
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Have you ever thought about the quality of the products that you were creating in your resource group? Most people don’t and this is why most groups are ineffective. Find out what you can do, to be different. In todays show I discuss several things including: Why you need to establish quality control, really quickly! The reason your engagements may ... Read More

Duration:00:09:56

Developmental Networks: The Most Important Career Tool You’ve Never Heard Of

8/14/2018
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One of the most persistent, most misleading pieces of career advice that you will ever hear is “get a mentor.” This is an oversimplified piece of 20th Century way of thinking that simply doesn’t benefit everyone. In the 21st Century what we need to think about are developmental networks In todays show I discuss several things including: Why being told ... Read More

Duration:00:10:19

Breaks, Burnout & Employee Resource Groups

8/7/2018
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Did it ever occur to that with everything you’re doing at work, maybe you’re doing too much? And this could lead to burnout? Did you know that there’s a secret weapon that can protect you against this? In todays show I discuss several things including: Why you may be headed towards burnout How slowing down can support your inclusion goals ... Read More

Duration:00:08:24

Sharing, Oversharing & Employee Resource Groups

7/31/2018
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Each and every week we share a lot of information that we think could be useful to you but I’ve come to the conclusion that we’ve been sharing too much information. In todays show I discuss several things including: Over sharing, how we’ve been guilty of this Why sharing is at the heart of your employee resource group How we’re ... Read More

Duration:00:07:45

Environment, Sustainability & Employee Resource Groups

7/24/2018
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We spend a lot of time examining employee resource groups concerned with social identity such as race, gender or sexual orientation. In today’s show we’re going to discuss groups that aren’t concerned with identity In todays show I discuss several things including: Employee resource groups not concerned with social identity How employee resource groups are being to promote sustainable business ... Read More

Duration:00:14:54

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

7/17/2018
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In this episode I’m reviewing a book that has a special place in my heart. It’s a book that I have given as a gift to SO many people! The book is called Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. It’s a book that addresses stereotypes in a way that is still not widely understood. In ... Read More

Duration:00:17:41

Role Models, Employee Resource Groups & The Right People

7/10/2018
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Today I’m talking about Role Models, Employee Resource Groups & The Right People. Role Models are often portrayed as the solution to many of the challenges that minority groups experience in the workplace. When anyone talks about employee resource groups, sooner or later you’re going to hear the words role model. But what does this actually mean and how can ... Read More

Duration:00:11:09

Confessions, Community & Employee Resource Groups

7/3/2018
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This episode is about Confessions, Community & Employee Resource Groups. I’ve got a confession to make, it’s something that I’ve wanted to address for a while but I’ve only just decided to address it now. In todays show I discuss several things including: My confession and how I plan to address it Three recent experiences that have reminded me of ... Read More

Duration:00:09:29

The Evolution of Employee Resource Groups Part 2

6/26/2018
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This is the second of a two part series about Employee Resource Groups and their Evolution. In this series focus on how employee resource groups have evolved by looking at some of the most influential publications in the field. I’m talking about the ones that are widely accepted to be essential reading, this isn’t just my opinion but it’s the ... Read More

Duration:00:12:23

The Evolution of Employee Resource Groups Part 1

6/19/2018
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This is the first of a two part series about Employee Resource Groups and their Evolution. In this series I’m going to focus on how employee resource groups have evolved by looking at some of the most influential publications in the field. I’m talking about the ones that are widely accepted to be essential reading, this isn’t just my opinion ... Read More

Duration:00:13:13

Book Review: Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career

6/12/2018
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Today I’m reviewing the book: Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage For Your Career. It’s a book that helps you to understand your professional network through an inclusive lens. In todays show I discuss several things including: The five types of people that you should consider in your professional network The importance of your personal narrative The reasons ... Read More

Duration:00:14:12

Employee Resource Groups, Retention & Research

6/5/2018
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Today I’m speaking with David Clark. David is an HR professional with experience in employee engagement and Diversity & Inclusion. He’s launched LGBT groups in organisations and played a central role in other groups for organisations that include KPMG. On top of that David is investigating the business impact of employee resource groups and in particular he’s interested in how ... Read More

Duration:00:41:59