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Quarter of BAME staff
bullied or harassed at
work, 2 October
One year on from the
launch of the Race At Work
Charter, fi rms are still failing to
bullying and provide equal
opportunities for BAME staff.
These findings are quite
dispiriting. It appears we’ve
progressed in some areas but
regressed in others. The whole
issue I think is an unpalatable fact
for many companies. Ignoring
something is not going to make it
go away; it only exacerbates the
problem and allows it to fester.
I worked in a university where
this is par for the course and the
all-white all-English senior
leadership do nothing about it.
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There’s been little improvement on racial d discrimination at work
Also rife is disability
discrimination and victimisation
of those raising grievances.
Nothing changes when the
senior leadership are male, pale
investment or miss out
on talent, 3 October
Nearly half of employees
(48%) said they would be
attracted to work for an
organisation that was investing
in automation or has plans to
Surely a prospective employee
would be more interested to
know if the job they are applying
for is likely to be replaced by
automation or if they will be
made redundant at some point in
the future because of digital
transformation? As both
developments scream ‘headcount
reduction’ to most people!
Bundles of energy at BP,
The oil and gas giant’s
group HRD has a very clear
idea of how HR can help the
business transform and be fi t
for the future.
Really interesting and I love the
idea about HR creating/catalysing
But ‘HR professionals need to
be businesspeople first who just
so happen to look after the people
agenda’ hugely undervalues what
HR can provide. Schuster is
absolutely correct in suggesting
that two brains are better than
one, so what’s the point echoing
the same thinking as everyone
else in the rest of the business?
The case for sacking
If Boris Johnson were head
of a company, not head of the
country, there would be a
strong case for dismissal.
Ha! A wry and insightful article
– with a serious point though.
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Great to see @Cheese_Peter and
@dds180 featured in the @hrmagazine
Most In uential listing #HR
When I was younger I only ever wanted
to be on the cover of a Shoot annual, a
Panini sticker album or WWE Magazine.
Now I’m older I’m thrilled to be on the
cover of @hrmagazine!
‘Critical friend’ or alternatively the
wearer of a ‘loving boot’ are often terms
I use for us in the people profession
Worryingly, domestic violence is
still a ‘corner of the wellbeing
landscape where no-one goes’.
EAPs that offer 24/7 medical
advice can provide vital support
to those at risk
Great article @JennyRopes
– sharing how a vision, leadership,
loads of old-school hard work and
strong HR skills helped transform a
business in a tough sector – not
an HR buzzword in sight!
14 HR November 2019 hrmagazine.co.uk