Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Every year on August 9th, we celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. The theme for this year is “The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge.” According to the Geneva Environment Network, less than five percent of the global population are indigenous peoples. They represent approximately 5,000 cultures […]

Using LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Language in the Workplace

Intro:Language is a powerful tool. It provides specificity and enables us to understand each otherand the world around us. But our use of language can also either hinder or foster inclusivity.LGBTQIA+ inclusive language, in simple terms, is a language that doesn’t make assumptions orinclude negativity about those in the LGBTQIA+ community.The purpose of integrating inclusive […]

A new framework and certification for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) for the financial services and insurance sectors unveiled in a strategic collaboration between key industry figures

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IT Carlow, inclusio®, Centre for Insurance Risk Data Analytics Studies (CIRDAS), Insurtech Network Centre (INC), and Ireland South East Financial Services Cluster (ISEFSC) collaborate to develop new framework and certification for EDI for the financial services and insurance sectors Funded by CIRDAS and developed in partnership with inclusio and founding industry partners, RSA Insurance, 123.ie […]

Racial Discrimination at the workplace – change for the better.  

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This past Monday, the 21st of March, we marked International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022. The United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, shared a message against racism.    “Anti-racism means actively identifying and opposing racism and racial discrimination. Today – and everyday – I call on all of us to raise […]

How to Create More Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Processes

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Creating an inclusive and equitable hiring process is the first step to building inclusive work environments. However, there are significant barriers to equitable hiring – to begin removing these barriers, we must identify, unpack and unlearn some of our deeply held beliefs and behaviours. These beliefs may be rooted in stereotypes, prejudice, unconscious or implicit […]

3 Ways To Build Trust within Your Team

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Building a high–trust culture requires intentionality. Trust is an essential part of strengthening relationships and maximizing the potential of your team.  While trust should be present at all levels of the organisation, managers are especially able to set the tone and lead by example.  Conscious actions are required to build trust. It is important that intentional […]

How to Build a Sense of Belonging With Your Team 

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Given what we know about the impact of belonging, how can employees and leaders alike build and foster a sense of belongingness?  One study found that regardless of the role being performed, connecting to beneficiaries of our work or having positive relational interactions with them (especially internal ones like colleagues) can strengthen a sense of […]

Why Leaders Should Aim To Build a Sense of Belonging On Their Teams

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In virtually every context, to belong is one of our core social needs. We want to feel included, and like we’re not only able to be ourselves – but that who we are is a part of our value. Advancing diversity within an organisation requires moving beyond discrimination and bias. A business that harnesses and […]

How To Create Psychologically Safe Environments  

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In her research, pioneering researcher Amy Edmondson  found that in order to create psychological safety, leaders had to implement both behavioural and structural changes – consistently and continuously. She provides the first and last steps as a general framework that will open the door for the conversation to begin.  Set the Stage: Let’s assume you’re starting at zero. […]

Why Managers and Leaders Should Aim to Create Psychologically Safe Work Environments 

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While it may have spiked in popularity recently, psychological safety is a concept that has been researched and reviewed for decades. As Dr. Amy Edmondson identified in her 1999 research on work teams, psychological safety is a concept that “describes perceptions of the consequences of taking interpersonal risks in a particular context such as a workplace.”  What […]