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National Inclusion Week

National Inclusion Week is a week dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create inclusive workplaces. It celebrates its 10th year in 2022. As an organisation that identifies and overcomes the barriers employers face in recruiting and retaining diverse talent, we wanted to mark the week, so we reached out to D&I leaders to ask them what a truly inclusive workplace looks like. Find out what they told us.

 

What is an inclusive workplace?

There’s a world of difference between a diverse workforce and one that is inclusive. We explore what it means to be inclusive in the workplace. What is the difference between diversity and inclusion? How do you create an inclusive workforce, and what role do reasonable adjustment play? Plus, what will it feel like for your employees? Plus, what are some of the business benefits of an inclusive workplace?

 

How to support and retain an ageing workforce

Age is one of nine protected characteristics under The Equality Act 2010, which means you’re breaking the law if you discriminate against someone because of their age. More importantly, an ageing workforce brings valuable skills and experience. Read our tips on recruiting and retaining older workers.

Making Flexible Working Fit For Disabled Employees

We’re all working flexibly now. That is the dominant narrative of the post-pandemic workplace. The shift to flexible working is arguably good for a disabled workforce. However, it’s vital employers ensure reasonable adjustments apply to home-based, hybrid and in-off working.

 

Recruiting a diverse workforce can boost your bottom line

Being an inclusive employer means you’ll have access to a broader talent pool and a more engaged, loyal, and innovative workforce.  It will also boost your bottom line.

How to ensure your recruitment process is inclusive

Receiving an invitation to interview is exciting but can also create anxiety for candidates. As a prospective employer, your role is to put candidates at ease so that they bring their ‘A’ game to an interview. It will help ensure you get the best person from a diverse talent pool.

We offer top tips for inclusive recruitment

Do you need to make reasonable adjustments for left-handers?

Left-handedness isn’t a protected characteristic. However, it can cause significant issues for employees in the workplace. For International Left-Handers Day, we explore specialist office equipment and stationery that is low cost but can make a big difference to your employees.

How to reduce holiday stress for your employees

Is a stress-free holiday from work a unicorn? We all need a holiday, but statistics show that many employees either postpone or don’t take holidays because of the stress associated with leaving work behind. ClearTalents explores why people don’t take annual leave and offers our top tips for ensuring that employees manage pre- and post-holiday stress.

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Tips for using inclusive language at work

Research shows Diversity and Inclusion leaders are afraid of getting the language of diversity wrong. Read our tips.

 

Celebrating neurodiversity in the workplace

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a spectrum, and no two people are the same, just as no two neurotypical people are the same. However, traits of autism are strengths, and as a company with a focus on enabling diversity in the workplace. Find out more and what reasonable adjustments you should consider for autistic people. Read our article.

 

5 tips for an inclusive workplace

What makes a genuinely inclusive workplace? Here, ClearTalents offer five tips for creating a diverse workforce as we celebrate National Inclusion Week, 2022. Read the tips.

 

Reasonable adjustments for long-term conditions

Employers will increasingly need to adjust the workplace for an ageing workforce, including those living with long-term conditions and acquired disabilities. Find out more about the potential impact on your workforce and making adjustments for long-term conditions.

 

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