Twitter chat on workplace diversity and inclusion

Becky Norman
Deputy Editor
HRZone
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Following on from HRZone's publication of the workplace diversity content hub, we decided to run a #HRZdiversity Twitter chat to explore some of the key issues highlighted by the hub's contributed authors and to help widen the diversity and inclusion conversation.

The hour-long chat kicked off at 3pm on Monday 16th October, and joining us were several experts within the D&I space including Christiana Vonofakou (Head of Strategic HR Projects, TE Connectivity), Nic Hammarling (Partner & Head of Diversity at Pearn Kandola) and Jasmine Gartner (Training Consultant with expertise in D&I training).

Here are the questions we asked:

Q1: Can you tell us about your current role/industry, and what diversity-related work (if any) you do?

Q2: What are the key benefits of drawing on a diverse pool of talent?

Q3: Diversity is perhaps more widely discussed than inclusion. Why do you think this is? How can organisations put more focus on inclusion?
 
Q4: Everyone has unconscious biases. How can these be combated in the workplace to ensure that people aren’t discriminated against?
 
Q5: Do you feel adequate progress is being made to tackle workplace diversity in the UK? Or is this issue falling by the wayside? Why is this?
 
Q6: Lastly, what three things can employers start doing right away to create more diversity at work?
 

View the full #HRZdiversity chat below

 
Live Blog HRZone Diversity Twitter chat

About Becky Norman

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Deputy editor for global online publications HRZone and TrainingZone. As a newcomer to the worlds of HR and L&D I am keen to hear from the community, so please do say hello via our social channels!

My past editorial experience includes working on science communications content, international development policy reports and craft magazines.

Outside of work, I enjoy cycling, eating vegetables and drinking posh gin.

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