What is neurodiversity? The word neurodiversity was coined by sociologist, Judy Singer. “Neurodiversity refers to the virtually infinite neuro-cognitive variability within Earth’s human population. It points to the fact that every human has a unique nervous system with a unique combination of abilities and needs.” Neurodiversity is most associated with autism, though the term includes […]
Employers have a responsibility to be inclusive and diverse when it comes to hiring staff. They must ensure that plans are in place to address this during recruitment drives. DEI can affect how attractive you are as a company. It also affects how existing employees feel about the business. The University of Michigan’s diversity officer […]
Toxic environments are identified as the most common factor that put women off tech roles, with 21% citing frequent experiences Only 17% feel that a lot of progress has been made to attract women to tech roles in the last five years Manchester, UK; 8 March 2022: The majority of women in technology have experienced […]
Having a diverse team is almost a necessity for every organization that is focused on growth. Besides being a way of fulfilling the law in some countries, a diverse team is a valuable asset that any organization can leverage. Bringing in people who have different perspectives results in increased creativity and innovation. Decision-making and problem […]
Executive hiring isn’t the same as advertising for a typical role. These senior-level positions aren’t always advertised on job boards for anyone to apply to. Instead, they rely on outreach and direct sourcing. This is why many founders turn to existing networks and people they trust to fill senior roles. You can’t blame them for looking into inner circles as the position is so crucial to the future of the business. However, this can cause a lot of problems. Relying on the hinges of existing networks can lead to middle-aged white men playing musical chairs in senior roles while other candidates don’t get a look in.
Now CEOs and executives are claiming to prioritise diversity and inclusion within their businesses. As we all come to realise the critical value diversity can bring to organisations, teams and roles, many more businesses are beginning to make a conscious effort to diversity. However, to make this a reality in all company areas, it’s widely stated that you need to start with the c-suite.
Diversity is still a hot topic and remains a priority for hiring managers, particularly those recruiting in the tech industry. In fact, according to research by LinkedIn, 37% of recruiters ranked sourcing more diverse candidates as a top trend to focus on in the near future. Diverse hiring means recognising individual differences and hiring people […]
There are countless articles online about why tech businesses need to diversify and how beneficial a diverse workforce can be. Diversity at work now means more than gender and ethnicity; it relates to hiring people with a disability, from different generations, differing sexual orientations and religions, amongst other things. More than ever, there is a […]
It’s an age-old problem that doesn’t seem to go away, no matter how many tech businesses try to implement change. The truth is there is a lack of women working in tech roles, or even training for them. This lack of representation in the tech industry is becoming a real issue, damaging the reputation of […]
Unconscious bias is a talking point right now. This year, there’s been an enormous shift in all walks of life to address discrimination; with global protests and a rise in activism for many causes. Following the Black Lives Matter protests across the world it was suggested that MPs in the UK Government should take a […]
Antisemitism is once again dominating the news. Recently, Twitter was criticised for not acting quickly enough when UK grime artist Wiley posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets. The social media platform had to make a public apology after waiting six days to ban the artist from their website permanently. However, this is not the first time that […]