From intentions to action: Practical steps for mitigating unconscious bias in the workplace

mitigating unconscious-bias

According to 2021 data from Arctic Shores, one in four organisations considers unconscious bias as their number one recruitment challenge. But beyond unconscious bias training (we’ll get to that in a minute), what practical steps can organisations implement to make real progress on mitigating its impact and build a more inclusive workplace? In this post, […]

5 strategies to reduce time-to-hire and cost-per-hire in talent acquisition


Hiring is time-consuming — and time is money. According to 2022 data from SHRM, bringing a new employee onboard and bringing them up to speed can cost between three to four times their salary. Meanwhile, a lengthy time-to-hire can add an even greater cost burden, because when a role sits open, it means your team […]

The impact of unconscious bias in recruitment — and how to overcome it

unconscious bias

If we think about it, the hiring process never really was built equally for everyone. Part of the problem is that it’s always relied on humans — and humans are notoriously biased. We’re biased about what kind of names we expect to see on a CV, for example. We’re biased about the type of person […]

Why inclusive images on your company website are important for diversity and inclusion

inclusive images

Every second we spend on the internet, we’re being bombarded with images. You might not notice most of them as you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, your online grocery shop, or even applying for a new role. However, for people from marginalised groups, each image represents an opportunity to feel exclusion and discrimination. And when […]

Breaking the glass ceiling: Strategies for building a more diverse leadership team

Diverse Leadership Team

Leadership has always struggled with a diversity problem. Back in 2015, data shows there were more CEOs named John in US companies than women CEOs. But it wasn’t until 2023, almost a decade later, when women CEOs finally managed to break the ‘John’ ceiling. So, have we finally made progress towards breaking the glass ceiling […]

Strategies for gaining organisational buy-in for diversity and inclusion

organisational buy-in

When we’re talking about DEI, we often hear the word ‘buy-in’ a lot. And while it might sound like business jargon, the simple truth is that without the right support and resources across your entire organisation, your well-intentioned DEI efforts may not come to fruition. Getting buy-in, and establishing diversity and inclusion as a strategic […]

Why intersectionality matters for creating an inclusive workplace


Humans have always liked giving things labels — even other people. And when we’re talking DEI, that can lead us into a few snags. “We have this habit as a society of putting people into simplistic boxes when it comes to their identity,” explains Alex HL Taylor, DEIB researcher and intersectionality specialist at the University […]

How to evaluate your organisation’s level of DEI maturity


It’s often said that building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organisation is an ongoing journey, not a finite process. And while continuous improvement is key to increasing your organisation’s overall sense of belonging, it’s hard to know where to start on implementing positive changes without first knowing where you’re starting from. If you set big […]