3 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a Wider View of Diversity

So you’ve finally done it—50% of your leadership are women and you have an LGBTQ+ CEO. You’ve finally crossed the finish line for diversity, equity and inclusion… right? In this article, Alice MacDonald, a consultant at PDT Global (part of Affirmity), examines why having representation across all levels alone won’t create long-term, sustainable change and shouldn’t [...]

An Introduction to the 4 Key Strategies Every DE&I Program Needs

The perfect DE&I strategy doesn’t happen overnight. While the best strategies account for the needs of an organization’s culture and people, there are well-defined areas that need your attention. We believe there are four key strategies that are essential to DE&I success—here’s what you should know to get started on each of them. If we were tasked [...]

Read Our Highlights From the Future of DE&I 2022 Report

What is the state of play for DE&I in 2022? The recent Affirmity-sponsored HR Research Institute study, ‘The Future of DE&I 2022’, surveyed HR professionals on how diversity, equity, and inclusion are executed in their organizations. In this blog post, we’ve picked out some key highlights that help underline how much remains to be done—and some of [...]

2022-04-20T15:41:40+00:00April 19th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Read Our Highlights From the Future of DE&I 2022 Report

Why “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” Is a Lie We Must Stop Telling

March 22, 2022  by Angela Peacock Organizations of every shape and size use the phrase “bring your whole self to work.” However, failing to stand by this statement may be causing untold damage to your diversity and inclusion programs and the reputation of your organization. In this article, Angie Peacock, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at PDT [...]

2022-03-30T10:23:02+00:00March 25th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” Is a Lie We Must Stop Telling

4 Areas You May Not Have Considered When Mitigating Hiring Bias

Biases are inevitable in the hiring process, but that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done about them. Counteracting bias requires a two-pronged approach: firstly, we can change the way we structure hiring to reduce the opportunities for our biases to be activated. Secondly, we can work to actively recognize and counteract bias when it occurs. [...]

2021-12-17T11:14:35+00:00December 17th, 2021|PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Areas You May Not Have Considered When Mitigating Hiring Bias

Your Diversity Metrics: How to Break Down Employee Data and Benchmark Representation

It’s well-known that data-driven insights are the key to DE&I success, but data is a complex topic. Knowing what to collect and the context that data should be measured against isn’t so immediately obvious. In this article based on a recent webinar with a team of experts from Affirmity, we look at how companies can best break everything down and [...]

2021-12-16T09:13:45+00:00December 15th, 2021|PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your Diversity Metrics: How to Break Down Employee Data and Benchmark Representation

Having an Inclusive Conversation – It’s time to step through that ‘open door’

Inclusive managers tend to be the ones who don’t have an “open door" policy. Instead, they get up out of their seats, walk through the door and actively go to their people and really talk. Passively sitting in an office waiting for people to knock on the door works for some but not for everyone. [...]

2019-03-21T12:55:18+00:00March 20th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Having an Inclusive Conversation – It’s time to step through that ‘open door’

“Courage calls to Courage Everywhere” – International Men’s Day 2018

I was flicking through my iPhone looking for something else, and I came across a picture that I took in Parliament Square of the statue of Millicent Fawcett. She is holding a banner that says “courage calls to courage everywhere”. The irony wasn’t lost on me. On International Men’s Day we often focus on our [...]

2019-05-29T06:45:08+00:00November 18th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Courage calls to Courage Everywhere” – International Men’s Day 2018

Creating Inclusion

Addressing ‘unconscious bias’ in organisations is not just a trendy sop to corporate diversity and inclusion goals but can also enhance safety. ANGIE PEACOCK, Chair of global inclusion solutions specialists PDT Global, explains. Without an inclusive environment, there can be no guarantee of safety. A bold statement but [...]

2018-08-14T07:44:21+00:00August 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Creating Inclusion