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What’s the impact of pay gap reporting?

2023-02-02 13:26:19

It’s that time of year again, when UK companies of 250+ employees are required to submit their gender pay gaps (GPGs) to the government. These will then be published by...

Closing the gender pay gap: Are women paid less than men in pharma?

2022-12-22 17:07:47

Pharmaceutical companies have a huge role to play in our communities. Across the board, we know that accessible products and services are better for everyone. We also know that diverse...

“But where are you really from?”  Five subtle acts of aggression to leave in 2022 

2022-12-22 14:42:18

We can leave ‘microaggressions’ that shape the way many marginalised groups experience the workplace and conversation behind us this new year.

How cultural intelligence impacts diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

2022-12-16 12:22:09

What is cultural intelligence ? To be culturally intelligent is to adapt and operate effectively in a range of contexts. These can be across national, ethnic, organizational, generational, and departmental settings....

Psychological safety is essential for inclusion at work

2022-12-16 11:49:39

Psychological safety is the most important factor in what makes people feel included in an organisation. ​ What is psychological safety? On the individual level, psychological safety is “feeling able to show and...

How can you recruit inclusively?

2022-12-09 09:34:57

Attracting diverse talent and building an inclusive recruitment practice is high on the agenda for many organisations. Inclusive recruitment should mean everyone gets a fair chance when applying for roles....

How inclusive are your company’s end-of-year parties?

2022-11-30 14:28:09

Approach the holiday season in an inclusive way that celebrates and welcomes everyone in your team because not all of your employees will celebrate the same holidays.From Christmas to Hanukkah...

Protest and allyship risks more than yellow cards

2022-11-25 16:52:36

Before the men's World Cup began, a number of football captains had committed to wearing a One Love armband in protest against Qatar’s criminalisation of homosexuality and as a mark...

Men’s World Cup in Qatar: Is football inherently political?

2022-11-17 11:19:59

We believe sport is an essential area for getting inclusion right. Representation at massive sporting events like the Olympics and Paralympics and the UEFA European Championships can inspire generations. Included was founded as a...

Achieving success in a white male dominated sector

2022-10-18 16:02:41

Included spoke to Marilyn Harris during Black History Month UK. Marilyn is a senior HR Business Partner at McLaren Group, a construction company. This sector is dominated by men, primarily...

How can we tackle adoptive parent discrimination?

2022-10-17 14:12:27

This National Adoption Week, Included asks why the UK Government discriminates against adoptive parents and what can be done about it  Ask any parent to describe what it is like...

Can sports drive workplace inclusion?

2022-10-13 10:52:07

Sports are a great opportunity to bring people together, and can improve health and self-esteem. Sports have a huge influence on our culture, from the positives we saw after England’s...

Black History Month: Celebrating Black British cultural and historical figures

2022-10-06 10:57:29

October is Black History Month in the UK. To mark the start of this month, we’d love to share our recommendations of those doing great work and celebrate Black cultural and historical...

What do protests in Iran mean for women worldwide?

2022-09-28 10:09:20

Protests in Iran The killing of Mahsa Amini by the 'morality police' in Iran have sparked days of protests in cities across Iran. Amini was detained by the police for...

Supporting your colleagues and employees after police violence

2022-09-15 16:21:24

After the shooting and killing of Chris Kaba, we are left with questions, grief, and anger. Chris was an unarmed Black man fatally shot by a Met police officer on...

Are you feeling lonely and unsupported in your D&I work?

2022-09-07 15:51:26

Diversity and inclusion work is challenging, ever-evolving, and can be daunting. For those moving into their first D&I role, or taking a step up to a senior or global D&I...

Is artificial intelligence biased?

2022-08-24 14:12:12

We often think that algorithms and machines can't be biased. But, this technology takes on the bias of those who built it. It's crucial that diverse, inclusive teams are designing...

The flexible working revolution

2022-08-10 11:21:03

What are the benefits for employers, candidates, and inclusion? Flexible working includes arrangements such as flexitime, compressed hours, and job sharing. From an inclusion lens, there are benefits to organisations...

The Lionesses’ win is only the start: Inclusion in sport

2022-08-03 12:26:36

“The Lionesses have brought football home; now it’s down to the rest of us to make sure it stays here. You think it’s all over? It’s only just begun.” Gabby...

10 Years Since London 2012

2022-07-27 11:30:06

It has been 10 years since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Games illustrated an inspiring commitment to inclusion, which was espoused by the London Olympic and Paralympic...

Celebrating Disabled changemakers this Disability Pride Month

2022-07-20 15:57:02

Lydia Collins, Consultant at global diversity and inclusion consultancy Included, shares her thoughts around Disability Pride Month. Disability Pride Month All too often, Disabled people are left out of conversations...

Diverse leadership in politics – job done? 

2022-07-13 17:39:52

The fact that six of the ten initial candidates who launched formal bids to become leader of the Conservative party, and the next British Prime Minister, have Black or Asian...

What does Roe v Wade mean for employers?

2022-07-05 16:36:23

This week the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion. A number of companies have confirmed they will be covering travel costs through their health insurance. For example, Disney employs...

Is age the forgotten protected characteristic?

2022-06-23 13:53:24

Age is a protected characteristic under the UK’s Equality Act, but it is often not discussed in the same manner as other characteristics. Older workers can be overlooked for training and...

Include and support LGBTQ+ colleagues

2022-06-15 12:07:37

Pride month is an opportunity to reflect on how far the hard-fought battle for LGBTQ+ rights has come, as well as acknowledging the work still to be done. Legal gains...

Tackling resistance to workplace gender equality

2022-05-25 10:01:10

Recent news has covered the experience of Aviva's CEO, Amanda Blanc, being subjected to a number of sexist comments during the business' AGM. Additionally, new analysis by the Chartered Management...

Is the Golden Rule insufficient for true inclusion?

2022-05-18 14:04:21

Many of us were brought up with the Golden Rule: ‘treat others as you would wish to be treated.’ However, in order to be truly inclusive, we should try to adapt to...

How does mental health impact inclusion?

2022-05-12 13:33:02

The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May) is loneliness. One in four adults experience loneliness, and if experienced for a prolonged period of time, this can...

Systems are a key driver of inclusion

2022-05-05 19:54:45

Inclusion has to happen by design. Making small tweaks to organisational processes can have a significant positive impact on diversity and inclusion. For example, research into hybrid work showed that...

Why is the environment a key impact area for inclusion?

2022-04-28 14:33:10

Positioning a brand as ‘green’ can be profitable. But, how can organisations be authentic and inclusive in response to climate change?

Are you an inclusive leader?

2022-04-25 14:13:50

Part of being an inclusive leader is practising empathy in the workplace. For example, recalling times when you have felt excluded, for example, and using this to deepen your relationships...

D&I for financial services

2022-04-22 15:51:18

The financial services sector is uniquely placed to make a significant impact on diversity and inclusion. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a regular discussion point and generally agreed to be...

#MeToo and returning to the office

2022-03-16 17:16:00

It’s been five years since the #MeToo movement was born. The news of Harvey Weinstein’s extensive history of sexual harassment was broken in the New York Times telling of decades of systematic...

Supporting marginalised groups in Ukraine

2022-03-02 16:51:25

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, it puts the safety of Ukrainian people and their right to determine their own future at stake. Russian citizens are also isolated through travel...

Measuring Pay Gaps: Challenges and solutions

2022-02-16 12:46:11

Accurate gender and ethnicity pay gap data is essential for creating more meritocratic workplaces. Address the challenge with reporting.

A more inclusive 2022

2021-12-14 12:31:19

This has been a tumultuous year – the first spent entirely in a pandemic in at least 100 years. For many of us, trying to find the silver linings in...

Improving accessibility at work and online

2021-11-18 16:18:14

What is accessibility? Accessibility evaluates a product, event, or situation from the perspective of whether people with different abilities can easily use it. 6% of the world’s population is affected...

Inclusive recruitment practices

2021-11-03 15:16:27

We recently surveyed our newsletter subscribers to understand the pressing diversity and inclusion topics at the top of our community's agenda. Reviewing our practical experience, we've gathered guidance and insight...

Tackling misogyny in the workplace

2021-10-20 12:55:33

In the aftermath of the brutal murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa in London this year, conversations on women’s safety have spanned across our homes, friendship circles, the media,...

Mental health in the workplace

2021-10-08 12:41:03

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. Stress has increased since the start of the pandemic, while job...

Does technology always help accessibility?

2021-09-23 15:28:23

The 23rd September is International Day of Sign Languages, which falls in International Week of Deaf People. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 466 million people have disabling deafness and...

Black to Front: Is media representation enough?

2021-09-16 10:26:48

On Saturday 10th September, Channel 4 broadcasted it’s ‘Black to Front’ project: a day to promote and improve Black representation both on and off screen. It’s 24 hr schedule featured a mix of...

From Refugee to Resettlement

2021-09-02 17:07:36

Watching events unfold in Afghanistan over the past weeks has brought with it deep concern for all the people of Afghanistan as a result of the crisis that has erupted...

Racial disparities in UK policing

2021-08-10 13:09:37

A recently published report by the UK Home Affairs Committee into racial disparities in policing has found that “serious and deep rooted racial disparities” still exist in policing, over twenty...

Progress in women’s sports

2021-08-09 12:09:08

In the sports clothing business, it used to be the case that many of the top fitness brands would take a men’s product and ‘shrink it and pink it’ as...

South Asian Heritage Month: Celebrate and educate

2021-08-04 14:10:58

South Asian Heritage Month in the UK runs from 18 July to 17 August. Beginning in 2020, it aims to provide a space for individuals to celebrate South Asian heritage and history, and to help others understand...

Make the end of lockdown more inclusive

2021-07-28 13:27:49

The UK comes out of lockdown The easing of the restrictions placed on people over the past 16 months due to the Covid pandemic is receiving mixed responses, many are...

Critical Race Theory definition, controversy, and optimism

2021-07-28 12:25:45

Read the definition of critical race theory, and understand why the movement is controversial.

Personal reflection of racism following UEFA Euro 2020 Final

2021-07-14 16:39:35

I am exhausted, really exhausted.  Not the kind of exhaustion that you can get from working out in the gym or even rushing to meet all the demanding work tasks...

Keep Kneeling Till The Booing Stops

2021-07-14 14:22:01

Millions enjoyed watching the England football team play its best ever tournament in 55 years. Yet, predictably, when triumph turned to tragedy, the underbelly of racism reared its head. When...

The aftermath of the UEFA Euro 2020 Final

2021-07-14 14:14:08

The aftermath of the UEFA Euro 2020 final was a sharp reminder to everyone here at Included of the harrowing realities which give us our purpose as a company. We would like...

The England Football Team, Diversity And Leadership

2021-07-08 13:55:00

England's men have just reached their first major football (soccer) tournament final since 1966. They are also the most diverse England team ever, and their manager has endured heavy criticism...

Recognising the dignity of Canada’s indigenous people

2021-07-01 14:35:00

Thursday 1 July 2021 is Canada Day – the day celebrating the 154th anniversary of Canada becoming an independent country.  Most years, the day is marked with celebrations nationwide with people...

The Silent Army

2021-06-18 12:10:00

Reflecting on National Carers Week (7-13 June 2021) really shone a light on the millions of carers in the UK who offer unstinting practical care and emotional support to their loved...

Social Inclusion

2021-06-11 13:24:00

Amongst the many issues that the Covid 19 pandemic has surfaced in the UK and in other developed nations, is the widening inequality gap. The inequality gap has always existed,...

Systemic Transformation + Personal Transformation = Progress

2021-06-03 14:19:00

It is one year and one week since George Floyd was murdered by a racist police officer. The intervening period has seen large scale protest around the world and a...

George Floyd Murder One Year On – What’s Changed?

2021-05-24 14:03:00

A year ago, I wrote an article for Forbes called “pass the mic”. I discussed how increased consciousness in white people was welcome, but only insofar as it prompted policy changes, less racism and...

The Biggest Unrecognised Barrier To Inclusion Is Cognitive Load

2021-05-11 14:40:00

A key aspect of mental health, stress and burnout is cognitive load, or simply how much we have swirling around in our heads.

Walking in allyship

2021-05-06 14:45:00

In the past couple of years, the concept of allyship has gained real ground in organisations.

Action for culture change and inclusion

2021-04-08 13:00:00

Diversity, inclusion, and equality go beyond developing a strategy to deal with specific events, but point to the need for deep and sustained culture change.

Hybrid working in focus

2021-04-01 13:00:00

Over the past year, organisations have been forced through circumstance to embrace new and different ways of working.

Inclusion, Inclusion, Inclusion!

2021-03-25 13:00:00

A year ago, most people probably only thought of inclusion when it was talked about in the workplace. 

Grasping the inflection point!

2021-03-18 12:00:00

Employers have an important role to play in developing consciousness and action around inclusion and fairness.

Metrics help take a targeted approach to inclusion

2021-02-26 15:05:24

Diversity is about getting the right mix of people, with the right skills and competencies. Inclusion is about making sure the mix we have works.

Moving beyond diversity quotas

2021-02-22 20:52:00

Inclusion is about making sure the mix we have works.

Fatigue and renewal

2021-02-18 15:21:00

We spend most of our day talking with clients, and in many cases you’re telling us that you are tired and even exhausted.

Intersectionality: LGBT & Black History Month

2021-02-12 17:41:00

It’s LGBT history month in the UK and Black history month in the US. How might we see them as related?

Making workplaces truly inclusive for LGBT+ staff

2021-02-04 10:27:00

Most HR teams understand the value of an open and accepting culture – but now it’s time to go further.

Blurred boundaries: homeworking takes its toll

2021-01-28 17:59:00

Almost a year into the pandemic, the positives of homeworking are, for many, outweighed by the downsides.

Staying centred

2021-01-21 20:23:00

Yesterday, the USA witnessed a peaceful transfer of power. The fact we even have to write this demonstrates the significance of the moment. After a violent mob stormed the Capitol...

Looking ahead to 2021

2021-01-07 20:30:00

As we begin 2021, we’ve heard so many friends and colleagues celebrate that 2020 is over. It was a difficult year, no doubt about it, and for many of us...

Diversity and inclusion: Insider opinion

2021-01-01 19:28:00

Inclusion businesses The call for inclusive environments that promote equality continues to grow louder. Discover why 2021 is the right time to start a business in this vital space.

HR’s Year of Inclusion (2020): 3 Crucial Reflections From Global D&I Experts

2020-12-22 11:11:00

2020 has been a definitive year for the HR profession and for inclusion. D&I experts from global inclusion consultancy Frost Included reflect on an extraordinary 12 months from COVID-19 to...

Reflecting on 2020

2020-12-18 20:35:00

As we come toward the end of this tumultuous year, the f(i) team has decided to reflect together on what has certainly been an historic 2020.

HR’s Crucial Role in Making D&I Efforts Stick

2020-12-15 19:40:00

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) has been rising up the leadership agenda for the past decade — and never more so than in the extraordinary year of 2020.

Launch: f(i)’s first impact report

2020-12-10 20:40:00

Today is a big day for Frost Included. We are honoured to publish and share with you our first ever Impact Report.

Exhausted by an extraordinary year!

2020-12-03 20:48:00

As we come toward the end of the year, one thing seems to be true for all of us no matter what industry, organisation, or country we’re working in: we’re...

Measuring Inclusion

2020-11-13 10:26:00

Diversity is about getting the right mix of people, with the right skills and competencies.

Leveraging Technology Intelligently to Build an Inclusive Organisation

2020-10-13 11:36:00

To build an inclusive organization, use technology to fix technical problems, not cultural ones.

Deadly Discrimination: The Forgotten Impact Of Covid-19 On People With Disabilities

2020-07-06 13:38:00

COVID-19 impacts people with disabilities more disproportionately than other disasters, with devastating outcomes.

Opening doors, breaking ceilings

2020-07-01 13:25:00

Stephen Frost considers whether pharma is too introspective to be truly inclusive.

Black Lives Matter: A Letter For Your CEO On Racism

2020-06-19 13:44:00

Dear Chief Executive, Thank you for your leadership at this time. It’s been quite a year, especially in terms of race and inclusion.

Black Lives Matter: If You’re White, Pass The Mic

2020-06-03 13:48:00

Acknowledging racism and calling it out is a great first step. But ultimately, this increased awareness is useful only as far as it prompts policy changes, less racism and more...

Why Inclusion Efforts Fail

2020-06-03 13:39:00

Ever feel like you’re having the same conversation on diversity and inclusion with the same or similar co-workers?