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  • Hybrid working – getting it right for your people, your business and your customers

    Hybrid working – getting it right for your people, your business and your customers

    Last week Diversity Mark partnered with Bidvest Noonan, one of Northern Ireland’s largest private employers, to host a series of round table talks about how modern work practices are impacting diversity in the workplace. The first event in this series, hosted at Invest Northern Ireland’s headquarters, brought together senior leaders from some of the most important employers, agencies and authorities. The group discussed hybrid working.

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  • Northern Ireland Civil Service retains Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Northern Ireland Civil Service retains Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Huge congratulations to Northern Ireland Civil Service who has retained the Bronze Diversity Mark for their ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Since first achieving the Bronze Diversity Mark in November 2019, the Civil Service has continued to work to make improvements within all areas of diversity and inclusion.

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  • Unite Against Hate and Diversity Mark: “Conflict without Combat” Workshop

    Unite Against Hate and Diversity Mark: “Conflict without Combat” Workshop

    Thank you to everyone who recently joined our “Conflict without Combat” workshop in partnership with Unite Against Hate. The session was hosted by Dorcas Crawford, former Senior Partner Edwards & Co. Solicitors, founder of The Better Way, Mediator, Facilitator and Public Speaker provided practical resources and valuable insights to those at all stages of their D&I. Throughout the workshop Dorcas reiterated that communication is key.

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  • Carson McDowell awarded Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Carson McDowell awarded Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Diversity Mark are delighted to announce that Carson McDowell has been awarded the Bronze Diversity Charter Mark in recognition of their ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Committed to creating an inclusive environment, accepting of every individual’s differences, enabling all employees to achieve their full potential, and as a result, allowing the business to reach its fullest potential.

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  • Importance of challenging gender stereotypes and bias within education.

    Importance of challenging gender stereotypes and bias within education.

    Helping children of all ages and all genders find inspiration and courage from diverse women role models is key to education. Teaching children and young adolescents to actively question and openly challenge stereotypes and bias is important because it helps forge a more inclusive world. It is for this reason that during the recent celebrations for International Women’s Day that an important collaboration with Puffin Schools.

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  • Staffline achieve Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Staffline achieve Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Staffline has been awarded the prestigious Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation, marking its firm commitment to promoting greater gender equality and parity in the workplace. As one of the leading recruitment firms across Ireland, Staffline has a 56% female senior leadership team and an impressive 68% of females in management roles. 

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  • Exploristics awarded Silver Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Exploristics awarded Silver Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Huge congratulations to Exploristics who have been awarded the Silver Diversity Mark in recognition of the milestones they have met and their ongoing commitment to increasing equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Aiden Flynn, Exploristics CEO said “I am thrilled that Exploristics has received this award. It is a testament to the dedication of our team….”

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  • New Chartermark collaboration to deliver D&I excellence across NI and beyond

    New Chartermark collaboration to deliver D&I excellence across NI and beyond

    Diversity Mark and Legal Island, two leading all-Ireland certification bodies, have joined forces to deliver a sole accreditation recognising diversity and inclusion (D&I) excellence in the workplace. A response to the growing demand for independent D&I accreditation in the pandemic era, the newly-formed Chartermark will enable organisations to establish targets and milestones on their path to greater inclusion.

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  • Danske Bank launches new Diversity and Inclusion policy

    Danske Bank launches new Diversity and Inclusion policy

    Danske Bank has launched a new Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policy during its first ever D&I Spotlight Week, in a sign of its commitment to creating a workplace in which all colleagues truly feel that they belong. During D&I Spotlight Week, Danske colleagues learned more about the Bank’s commitment to D&I, about the support systems in place, and about the ambitions of the Bank’s colleague-led affinity networks.

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