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The growing power of Conscious Leadership

As we kick off the new year, I’ve been thinking about one of the major subjects I am passionate about, which we also see as a game-changing opportunity for our clients: Conscious Leadership.What I ...

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The Interview Is Dead

The Interview is Dead

​Or at least, it should be. Whilst all other business processes innovate at pace, the way we recruit talent is beyond antiquated. It’s ironic that the way we acquire our most important assets (our...

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Do you easily give your socioeconomic status away?

​If we were to tell you that you can accurately assess a stranger’s socioeconomic status based on brief speech patterns, would you believe us? A Yale study concluded that this is, in fact, true. Yo...

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How to Switch to Finance/Accounting From Another Field

Finance and Accountancy are amongst the most lucrative career paths today, with a consistent upward trend in demand and with a vast array of specialisms, especially following significant regulatory...

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5 ways to alter your interview process for neurodiverse candidates

​Do you place more value on an interviewee who looks you in the eye and gives a firm handshake? Unfortunately, a traditional interview process is not designed with neurodiversity in mind, meaning t...

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: growth in stats.

We probably don’t need to tell you this, but back in 2019 around 76% of working-aged people in England, Scotland and Wales were employed, of those employed, 87% of them were white, with only 13% co...

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Why 'I just want the best candidate for the job' is losing you the war for talent.

“Diversity is great, but I just want the best candidate for the job”As a recruiter or head-hunter, how do you respond when a client says something along the lines of: “diverse and underrepresented ...

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Introducing Inventum Group x APSCo partnership!

​Inventum Group is delighted to partner with APSCo, the global staffing industry representative body, on the provision of ED&I training courses specifically designed for recruiters. Inventum is the...

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WHITE MEN ARE not THE ENEMY.... Diversity is not about replacing one power with another

​I have had this topic in mind for many years now, and felt the time is right to ‘put pen to paper’, especially when you hear now that straight white men feel that they are becoming ‘the victims’. ...

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Why can’t Black people swim?

​Some of you are probably screaming, “You can’t say that!” Well, before anyone “dives off the deep end” (pun very deliberately intended), this article ambitiously attempts to address the title in t...

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The First 128 Days (of a new professional marriage)

​Changing jobs doesn’t happen very often to me. In fact, since I started my working life when I was 18, I have only ever worked for 5 companies! And since I started my career in the staffing indust...

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The Conflict between Inclusion & Empathy

​Great leaders possess empathy.In our work supporting organisations to develop a culture of inclusion, we spend a lot of time working with leaders who act as the main sponsor of their organisations...

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Are you supporting the Mental Health of Black people in your business?

Would it come as a surprise if you were told that Black women are more likely than white women to experience a common mental illness? Would it shock you if you were informed that Black men in the U...

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Equity Diversity and Inclusion Glossary

​Equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is now, finally, recognised as a critical aspect of an organisation’s culture, performance, and people strategy, regardless of size, scope, and sec...

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Do we really care about diversity and inclusion, or is it just a buzzword?

​I recently did a poll on LinkedIn where a massive 75% of people said that a company’s stance on Diversity and Inclusion is an essential factor when seeking a new role (no surprises). However, sinc...

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Why Diversity and Inclusion isn’t just about Gender Equality

​The conversation about inclusion in the workplace so often starts and finishes with gender equality... As women make up just over half the population, and just under half the working population,...

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Generation Inclusion

​The 'Millennials' (I hate the term but you know what I mean...) defining inclusion in an all new wayAccording to research undertaken by Christie Smith PhD, Managing Principal at Deloitte Univer...

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Is diversity just difference?

I think a lot about what diversity means from an organisational perspective…So often, the word 'diversity' in the workplace is pigeonholed; reflecting one of the 9 protected characteristics outline...

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Emotional Intelligence and its role in Diversity & Inclusion

I am often asked what the best way to start building an engaged, inclusive and diverse team is. And whilst there are many answers to that question. I always start with asking two questions back...‘...

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Catching up and keeping up - Social Mobility within Diversity & Inclusion

Any ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ spirit shown publicly by organisations, is likely to be twinned with a less-seen, struggle to truly embed said culture into fabric, on a permanent basis. Diversity ...

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