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Mastering English intelligibility in Business with Eisha Karol #59

Nick Day is joined on The HR L&D Podcast sofa by Eisha Karol, who is the founder of PronounceMe, an award-winning business which provides highly tailored levels of pronunciation training to address every aspect of language learning.  Eisha explains why HR Leaders must consider English intelligibility when attracting and developing talent.  With inclusivity and diversity at the heart of most HR agendas, it is surprising how often language is overlooked. However, Language is an expression of a person’s culture, and learning a new language is a process of cultural interchange.  So let’s find out more…

Hiring for Diversity & Decoding Bias with Arthur Woods #58

Arthur Woods, a social entrepreneur and LGBTQIA+ advocate working at the intersection of equity, inclusion, and technology joins Nick Day on the HR L&D Podcast to discuss his Amazon Bestselling book, Hiring for Diversity and Mathison, his technology platform that equips employers with everything they need to manage their diversity hiring efforts.  Arthur is also the creator of the first Equal Hiring Index, which we discuss in detail on the show!

How a Cancel Culture is Silencing Us at Work with Simon Fanshawe #55

Nick Day is joined on The HR L&D Podcast sofa by Simon Fanshawe, OBE, who is a former Perrier Award-winning stand-up comedian and co-founder of Stonewall to discuss the silencing of views and the impact of cancel culture in the workplace

10 Strategies to Improve Recruitment Diversity Post-Pandemic with Margaret Ochieng #46

10 Strategies to Improve Recruitment Diversity Post-Pandemic with Margaret Ochieng #46

Nick Day from JGA HR Recruitment is joined on the HR L&D Podcast by Margaret Ochieng who is a Business Psychologist, a Diversity & Inclusion consultant and founder at “The Inclusive Village”, where she designs workplace solutions that enable people and organisations to adopt “a village culture approach to inclusion”.

Nick and Margaret team up to provide expert guidance on the importance of a diverse recruitment strategy, in addition to the benefits of having one.

Margaret’s approach to D&I helps individuals and organisations to identify and remove barriers to inclusion, performance and creativity posed by silos, “clans” and “tribes” that often emerge explicitly or implicitly in social groups including workplaces.

Movements such as the #MeToo movement, the more recent #BlackLivesMatter movement and repeated reports of entrenched diversity shortcomings at the top levels of business have highlighted that considerable work still needs to be done when it comes to developing work environments that are fit for purpose in relation to encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusion.

Many studies behind current recruitment strategies highlight weaknesses that need to be addressed if businesses want to improve their processes for attracting and retaining diverse talent.  Many of these processes are embedded in the cultural values, strategies, and behaviours of organisations.  Margaret Ochieng and Nick Day discuss 10 Strategies to Improve Recruitment Diversity Post-Pandemic and explore why it is essential businesses and talent leaders recognise the value behind building a robust diversity recruitment strategy.

By publishing this podcast, we hope we can help businesses and talent leaders to recognise the value behind building a robust recruitment diversity strategy.

In this “10 Strategies to Improve Recruitment Diversity Post-Pandemic episode of the HR L&D Podcast with Margaret Ochieng we discuss:

  1. Biases
  2. War on Talent
  3. Diversifying Talent Pools
  4. Realignment and Evolution
  5. Visionary Leadership
  6. Be Vulnerable
  7. Reap the Benefits
  8. Opportunities
  9. Be Non-Performative
  10. Transparency and Accountability

If you want to find out more about Margaret Ochieng or Nick Day and the services they provide, please check out the following links:

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Of course, if you are an HR or L&D Leader listening to this podcast and you have an HR-related vacancy that you would love some specialist human resources recruitment support with – please also get in touch with me!  I would love to help show you what a great HR recruitment experience feels like! You can reach out to me directly at nick@jgarecruitment.com or give me a call – 01727800377

www.jgarecruitment.com

Thanks for listening folks – I look forward to bringing you the next episode of the HR L&D Podcast real soon

Using VR for Good: Reducing Bias & Improving DEI with Dr. Robin Rosenberg #44

Dr. Robin Rosenberg, a clinical psychologist and textbook author explains how virtual reality (VR) can be used “for good” by helping to foster in employees a deeper understanding of how and why other people may feel slighted or marginalized, and how we can utilise immersive technologies to approach such interactions differently.  Dr. Rosenberg explains that by combining the science of psychology and emotional and cognitive learning, with immersive virtual reality and online learning, we can address incivility and demographic-based bias, such as that related to race/ethnicity and gender, to help create workplaces that are more respectful and inclusive for all.

Creating Inclusive Workplaces with Jes Osrow #41

Jes an all-around HR go-getter with 10+ years in HR, recruitment, DEI, and L&D.  Her goal is to create fundamental change by empowering inclusive workplaces and cultures that are inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible for all employees. As Co-Founder of The Rise Journey, she works to operationalize DEIBA (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility) strategies as part of building foundational and sustainable organizational culture.

How has WFH impacted our Mental Wellbeing? with Ama Afrifa-Tchie #39

Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Head of People, Wellbeing & Equity at Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England joins Nick Day, Founder of JGA Recruitment Group to discuss the impact Working From Home is having on our mental health in the new world of work.  Ama is a valiant cultural builder whose specialism spans people’s experience, workplace culture, diversity & inclusion, mental health and well-being, and corporate responsibility and in this episode, she brings a number of fascinating insights into how WFH is affecting Mental Health.

Investing & Integrating HR Tech with Robert Hicks #34

Robert Hicks, Group Human Resources Director at Reward Gateway joins Nick on the HR L&D Podcast to talk about HR tech, employee wellbeing, reward programmes and Diversity and Inclusion.  Listen to this episode to discover why all firms should be considering investing in HR innovation and technology – not just the big brands!

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10 Steps to realign your diversity recruitment strategy – WEBINAR RECORDING & NOTES

Welcome to our Webinar: “10 Steps to realign your diversity recruitment strategy”.

If you were unable to make this webinar live,  here is the link to the recording: https://event.webinarjam.com/go/replay/1/lx64riytztgtk – (we recommend fast-forwarding the first 2m 30 secs, which is when we begin the content)

In addition, please find below a copy of the statistics and summary notes that I hope brings some of these steps to life, so you can use these to help you deliver an effective ED&I strategy post-pandemic.

The Password to access the PDF is: Diversity

10-Steps-to-Improving-DI-Recruitment-Strategies-Post-Pandemic-Webinar-PDF.pdf (199 downloads)

If anyone is interested in exploring this subject further, please reach out to either myself of Margaret Ochieng and we would be happy to help. Our contact details can be found in the attachment.

Whether you joined live, or enjoy the replay, I hope you found the content useful and engaging.

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ED&I with Woosh Raza

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace – with Woosh Raza #021

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace – with Woosh Raza #021

ED&I with Woosh RazaRecorded prior to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Nick Day sat down with Senior HR Leader, Woosh Raza, Head of Human Resources and Learning & Development for a brilliant charity called Phoenix Futures and an individual who is incredibly passionate about Equality & Diversity.

I met Woosh recently when he kindly invited me to form part of a CIPD London panel which explored how we can improve diversity and inclusion in relation to recruitment practices. Woosh is an expert in developing strategic people plans that align with organisational goals and leading high performing HR teams.

Phoenix Futures are a charity committed to supporting those who suffer from alcohol addiction or substance abuse. The charity is well recognised in the sector.  Woosh has worked in senior HR roles for over a decade in the remit of generalist and as a leader of HR teams so it was an absolute delight to be able to sit down with him and talk all about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

 As Woosh articulately tells us on the episode:

  •  Equality is having a seat on the table
  • Diversity is raising your voice
  • Inclusion is about having that voice heard

In this “Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace” podcast episode, we discover:

  1. Why it is essential HR and L&D teams address issues related to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  2. What does Equality, Diversity & Inclusion mean in the workplace context?
  3. What should and can be done by HR and L&D Teams to combat ED&I challenges
  4. Are issues related to ED&I progressing or regressing?
  5. How can technology help in address and improve ED&I practices
  6. What are the common pitfalls that organisations are making when it comes to ED&I?
  7. Why diversity leads to better profits?
  8. What are the immediately implementable actions an HR practitioner can take after listening to this episode of the HR L&D podcast?

To find out more about this “Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace” episode of the HR L&D Podcast is highlighted below:

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Of course, if you are an HR or L&D professional listening to this podcast and you have an HR, HRIS or L&D related vacancy that you would love some specialist HR recruitment support with – please also get in touch with me!

I would love to help show you what a great HR recruitment experience feels like!  You can reach out to me directly at nick@jgarecruitment.com or give me a call – 01727800377

Thanks for listening  – I look forward to bringing you the next episode of the HR L&D Podcast real soon!

Best Wishes,

Nick Day

JGA HR Recruitment

nick@jgarecruitment.com

01727800377