7 Principles for Effective DEI Data Gathering with Caroline Drake #47

Nick Day is joined on The HR L&D Podcast by Caroline Drake, Chief People Officer at Award-winning payroll and HR solutions provider, Zellis to discuss the findings following a report, developed in cooperation with the Economist, focused on diversity data to determine what it is that is holding back progress in delivering effective, data-led DEI campaigns.  We also explore the Seven principles for effective DEI data gathering that were discovered during the research for this report.

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

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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 or give me a call – 01727800377

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

Organising HR from the Inside Out with Julie Morgenstern #45

Julie Morgenstern, Organising and Productivity expert and New York Times best-selling author has shared her expertise on countless TV and radio shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Today Show and Good Morning America.  On this HR L:&D Podcast, Julie teaches us all how we can organise our lives more effectively!  As we watch companies transition back into the office, or at the very least, new ways of working, many companies, hiring managers and HR leaders are being forced to navigate new obstacles created by the pandemic, from preventing employee burnout to finding ways to re-engage their workforces after so much time on Zoom.  Julie teaches how her impactful insights and her unique Inside Out approach can help!

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.

Preparedness, Leadership, & “Finding Your Why” with Claire Chandler #43

Claire teaches leaders, employees and companies the importance of preparedness.  Claire discusses the crucial link between “finding your why” with accelerating performance.  Finally, Claire talk about the “decision-dashboard” to fix the “plug and pray” method of deploying talent so that companies can become revenue-generating machines!

HR Digital Transformation: Advancing Employee Net Promoter Scores with Barry Harper #42

How can companies accelerate their Digital Transformation Journeys?  Barry Harper, founder of Nvolve Group discusses how businesses can drive Positive Business Outcomes from reducing costs and workloads to improving productivity, all of which help advance the ENPS (Employee Net Promoter Scores).  Find out why the ENPS is a critical component for improving overall employee experience and engagement.

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.

Protecting employees from Cyber Attacks & Cyber Fraud with Bryan Seely #40

Bryan has advised the White House and is the only hacker and speaker who has successfully wiretapped the United States Secret Service and the FBI, which has put him on the front page of, CNNMoney, CNET, Forbes and The Washington Post. Bryan joins Nick Day on the HR L&D Podcast to discuss the importance of cyber security and why it is essential we protect ourselves, our employees and our organisations against cyber and ransomware attacks, phishing attempts, and the web of lies.

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.

Achieving a High-Performance Culture with Andrew Freedman #38

Andrew Freedman, discusses the strategies that can help provide global leaders with the foundations required to transform business growth.  Coauthor of the book: Thrive: The Leader’s Guide to Building a High-Performance Culture, we learn exactly what it takes to build and achieve a high-performance culture