In the News2021-10-22T12:01:19+00:00
110, 2021

Why Workplace Diversity Continues to Stagnate Without Accountability and Measurement

By Angela Peacock Achieving diversity goals remains an uphill battle for organizations that have neglected inclusion. Discover how diversity insights, inclusion strategies, accountability, and good old-fashioned bravery are needed to affect lasting change. In its report ‘Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters’, McKinsey noted that at the current rate of progress it would take 29 years for the average US company in their dataset to reach gender parity on their executive teams. Meanwhile, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, there continues [...]

405, 2021

5 Myths About Unconscious Bias – and How You Can Tackle It

At any given moment, our brains are receiving an estimated 11 million pieces of information. But we can only consciously process a tiny fraction – so we rely on our subconscious, which helps us filter information by taking mental shortcuts. Unconscious bias is the information, attitudes, and stereotypes that inform these shortcuts. Unconscious bias in the workplace creates a unique challenge because it involves more than just behaviour. It involves the way each person in the workforce processes information and makes [...]

604, 2021

Five Steps Toward True Workplace Inclusion for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities bring the value of different perspectives and experiences to any organisation. Not only that, but research consistently shows that they often perform better than many of their colleagues, stay longer at a company – and take less leave. Yet they are still some of the most under-represented individuals in the workplace. They are rarely the focus of diversity activity and, when companies do seek to include people with disabilities, they medicalise their needs, rather than working in partnership [...]

3103, 2021

Where is Your Empathy Towards Your Transgender Colleagues? You Left it in 2016…

Alasdair James Scott, Senior Consultant at PDT Global, shares insight into the cross-roads many of the transgender community are facing, now more than ever, along with useful tips on how to pick up the momentum towards empathy. In the same month as Transgender Day of Visibility, my local film institute hosts its annual celebration of queer film and on-screen representation. A normally in-person affair, the Flare Film Festival fell foul of these pandemic times and was converted to a digital format; [...]

1103, 2021

5 Things You, as a Learning Professional, Need to Know About Disability

We all experience our abilities and impairments differently, and we all have unique learning needs. Only by asking team members about their individual needs - rather than making assumptions - can we truly create more accessible and inclusive learning environments. So when organizations do seek to include people who are differently abled, they often start with an occupational health assessment - telling people what they already know about themselves at a cost to the business. PDT Global's Consultant, Eleanor Brett, shares [...]

803, 2021

PDT Global’s parent company, LTG, reinforces position as Strategic Leader in Digital Learning in 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™

For the fifth consecutive year, Learning Technologies Group, and its market-leading group of learning and talent businesses, including [BRAND] has been named a Strategic Leader for its global learning solutions, capabilities and innovation. LONDON, UK–[BRAND]’s parent company, Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, has been identified on the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning as a Strategic Leader. This marks the fifth consecutive year that LTG has appeared as a [...]

403, 2021

“Choose to Challenge” is Not Just For International Women’s Day

Choose to Challenge is the campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s Day – on the basis that a challenged world is an alert world. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. Here, Angela Peacock, revisits some of the challenges she has chosen  to tackle in the 20+ years since first setting up PDT Global in her [...]

103, 2021

“OK, Boomer”: How to Bridge the Generational Divide in Online Training

For training professionals the question is: How can we cater for everyone, free from assumptions, while anticipating the nuanced needs of participants, some of which will be related to their age? The pandemic meant that a lot of training changed beyond all expectations — no more flying around the world for conferences or classroom sessions. We’re living in a brave new world, where technology is powering and facilitating the delivery of knowledge. Taking training into the living rooms, kitchens and bookcase-lined [...]

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