(This is the full version of a personal account of being a participant of an online research community, that appeared on Research Live on 11th December 2019. What follows is Shae Eccleston's account of her incredible experience)
(The following is a transcript from a talk given by Dr. Marie-Claude Gervais, Research Director at Versiti, at an event hosted by The Foundation in December 2018. The event was designed to help people perceive our world in ways that are unconventional)
As much as 90% percent of the UK workforce have been affected by mental health challenges, with two thirds reported having personally experienced mental health challenges according to Accenture.
Topics: Cultural insight
In a recent report published by M&C Saatchi, titled The Black Pound, a staggering 65% of people living in the UK that are black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) felt they needed more access to financial knowledge to be able to access greater wealth. Worse still, 70% of the same cohort felt undervalued as consumers in the UK.
Why diversity and inclusion strategies must start with insight
Mention the word ‘diversity’ to most people and their default thinking is around the makeup of workforces. That’s a good start, but if you’re a brand or a broadcaster, then you also have to think about the makeup of the people you serve: your audience or customers.
Brands and organisations, local or global, need to take Muslims seriously. They must understand, respect and engage them if they want to grow, and they need to do it now.
Diversity is all around us. Literally.
In the world of diversity and inclusion, Protected Characteristics are talked about and used a lot, but if you don’t operate in this space then you’re probably wondering what they are and why they matter. If so then we've compiled this short guide to bring you up to speed and help you understand why Protected Characteristics matter.