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Is it time to retire the 9 to 5?
Is it time to retire the 9 to 5?

Before COVID-19, the prevailing theory was that workers out of sight or working remotely could rarely perform at their best, or indeed ‘make a livin’. But that turned out to be a perception bias – just because certain extroverted subgroups may generally perform better under traditional ways of working, the reality for a wider workforce is far more multifaceted.

What exactly is inclusion?
What exactly is inclusion?

Active inclusion aims to retain diverse talent by creating an environment where the differences that define oppressed people are genuinely valued, appreciated and ultimately integrated into the very fabric of a business. This ensures everyone is treated fairly and feel able to raise their concerns and can perform at their best.

Dystopia at your doorstep
Dystopia at your doorstep

With none of the FTSE 100’s current CEOs, Chairs or CFOs embodying any black ethnicity whatsoever, race inclusion today is in reverse, now at its lowest level since 2013. In our complacency, the far right (or alt right) are visibly succeeding at working to remove uniqueness from our societies and businesses.

4 traps to avoid for an effective data strategy
4 traps to avoid for an effective data strategy

Just one year into her role as Wall Street's first ever female CEO, Jane Fraser’s appointment to the only banking board with more women than men has been warm, with markets deeming her at least as capable a leader and inspiration as the men that came before her. But with around 40% of women still seeing no viable path to Executive (Finsia, 2021), finding new women to replace them from lower ranks remains a challenge.

You're on the guest list
You're on the guest list

Bringing people and teams together is the most fundamental purpose of a workplace, and yet all too often they can serve to achieve the exact opposite.

Allyship throughout history: Here's how we #breakthebias
Allyship throughout history: Here's how we #breakthebias

Women have been working to break the bias for 6,000 years without success. Today we understand how powerful public advocacy and allyship is as a tool for fighting oppression. Could it hold the key to unlocking women's potential?

Engagement inaction in action
Engagement inaction in action

We see ineffective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies everywhere. In this Real Estate sector focused analysis, learn how we assess the costs of a failing DE&I strategy on a business and what you can do to avoid the most common pitfalls.

Why we celebrate the contributions of women
Why we celebrate the contributions of women

We are all human, cis-gender and transgender men and women alike, as well as non-binary people. So why celebrate international women's day, when all genders matter?

Regulators blind eye for white collar crime
Regulators blind eye for white collar crime

Financial markets connect investors to borrowers, multiplying and redistributing wealth within economies. But increasingly, that redistribution no longer appears equitable, threatening trust in the financial system. We looked at where regulators fit in the D&I equation.

Is war becoming more racist?
Is war becoming more racist?

Ukraine is facing the darkest days in its modern history, with many of its displaced, fatigued and demoralised citizens growing weary of constantly falling under attack - their very right to existence at risk. But the aggressor in this instance isn't Russia, its racism.

The battle for identity
The battle for identity

"Who are we? Why are we here? What is our purpose?" These questions define the human experience, not just because they're questions we all ask ourselves but because we are the only species in the known universe with the ability to ask them ('Sapience').

Who's better at work, Men or Women? Ian Clarke interviewed by Maria Castro
Who's better at work, Men or Women? Ian Clarke interviewed by Maria Castro

"Men are stronger than women, in that they have more upper body strength. But that's just one nuance of the answer. Women are also stronger than men. They live longer, develop earlier and are more durable."