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Inclusive Recruitment, Promotion and Allyship
November 29, 2023
We have Nicola McGuinness in this ‘Lunch n Learn’ session who will talk through the basics of inclusive recruitment from the initial job specification to advertising, interviewing and onboarding, thus ensuring you are doing all you can to attract a diverse talent pool.
The session will highlight good practices when it comes to retention and advancement of your female talent. Nicola will finish up touching on ‘Allyship’ and the importance of standing up against inequality and supporting and advocating for the underprivileged.
Nicola is an experienced coach and leadership consultant whose mission is to ensure that workplace is an environment where people can create a meaningful impact and gain fulfilment from their role.
Nicola is deeply passionate about gender equality which has led to her founding and continuing to lead the Lean In Network located in Newry. The organisation has over 400 members. She also delivers EDI programmes through her own business and for Lean In across the world which has resulted in an expanded cultural awareness and understanding of the unique challenges women and under-represented groups face in the workplace.
Managing Conflict in a Diverse Workplace Culture
September 11, 2023
Join Dorcas Crawford Mediator & Conflict Management Consultant at The Better Way for our in partnership event. ‘Conflict is inevitable, combat is optional’ – Max Lucado As the drive to embrace diversity and inclusion in society gathers pace and our vision for truly diverse and inclusive workplaces becomes a reality, we must also face the…
Making Sense of Diversity and Inclusion with Glandore
April 27, 2023
Join us in Glandore Belfast where we will be kicking off our first in a series of Making Sense of Diversity and Inclusion sessions.
We will be using these events to offer trusted spaces to share knowledge, experience and the impact of moving towards a truly diverse and inclusive workplace.
Whether you are new to workplace diversity or already seeing the array of benefits it brings, we will be with you at each and every step, committed to helping your organisation make a positive impact on people’s lives by transforming culture and attitudes for the better.
Coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be provided. Everyone is welcome to this space!
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Diversity Mark Industry Peer Event with Labour Relations Agency
April 25, 2023
We are delighted to announce our upcoming Industry Peer Event in partnership with Labour Relations Agency taking place virtually Tuesday 25th April 2023 at 10:00am.
The Labour Relations Agency provides free, impartial and confidential services to employers, employer bodies, employees and workers in Northern Ireland, as well as Trade Unions, HR and legal professionals. These services include advice on good employment practice and the resolution of workplace disputes through conciliation, mediation, arbitration and independent appeals.
Claire Webb, EDI Manager will be talking about:
– The LRA’s equity, diversity and inclusion journey so far
– An overview of the Agency’s good practice advisory work, with a spotlight on preventing and tackling sexual harassment in the workplace
We will close the event with an audience Q&A session to allow the opportunity for sharing of best practice.
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Diversity Mark Lunch and Learn Session with TinyLife
May 11, 2023
We are delighted to host a Lunch and Learn Style session with TinyLife.
TinyLife are Northern Ireland’s premature baby charity here to help provide support services both in the Neonatal Unit and in the community. Over the last 34 years, they have increased the range of family support services, funded medical research, developed informative publications and influenced thinking around the care of premature babies.
Almost 2000 babies spent time in Northern Ireland’s Neonatal units last year and as employers its important to be progressive and compassionate, understanding that going beyond the current legal requirements can have a long lasting and far-reaching impact on both your employees and bottom line.
Join TinyLife CEO Alison McNulty and other Diversity Mark signatories to hear the importance of brining neonatal awareness and procedures into the workplace.
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Putting Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of Sustainability with Giraffe Associates
May 4, 2023
Gillian McKee owner of GIRAFFE Associates Ltd uses her experience to help companies understand what sustainability means, how they can embrace it and what they will gain when they do.
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is about people, of course it is, but when it comes to developing your ESG strategy or report, considering DEI only under the social heading is both shortsighted and a missed opportunity.
Join Gillian and a panel of guests to continue the conversation on ESG and EDI on Thursday 4th May at 09:30am at Glandore, Belfast.
Register your attendance for this in person event by following the below link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0fa0f896b52a4cfa801d2bebb71b2254
SignSource – BSL
March 30, 2023
The concept of Deaf Gain offers a radical reframing that views being deaf not as a “loss” but an advantage, a different and remarkable way of being. Deaf people bring a positive gain to the workplace through the innovation generated by their lived experiences. From creating sign languages to developing texting nearly 60 years ago to building a multibillion sign language economy, deaf people have been the engine for countless innovations and significant wealth creation.
Diversity is understanding the perspectives of others and challenging our perceptions of others on a daily basis. Join Anthony Sinclair, founder of Sign Source for a unique insight into the lives of those who are deaf and consider the strategies and awareness that can make your space one where deaf colleagues and customers can belong
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
FinTrU and TinyLife Event
March 14, 2023
Currently, 1 in 13 babies in the UK are born premature with 1,900 babies born prematurely in Northern Ireland every year.
FinTrU worked alongside TinyLife to create a new policy that will give access to six weeks additional maternity leave for their employees while partners can avail of two weeks additional and flexible paternity leave.
Join us at this event to hear from FinTrU, TinyLife and the employees who were the catalyst for the policy being put in place. At Diversity Mark we welcome working alongside progressive and compassionate employers who understand that going beyond the current legal requirements can have a long lasting and far-reaching impact.
Email email@example.com to register your attendance.
Addressing Gender Bias
February 21, 2023
We are delighted to share our upcoming lunch and learn session in partnership with Sinead Sharkey, Career & Leadership Coach and founder of Generation Women, taking place virtually Tuesday 21st Feb at 12:00 noon.
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Multicultural Women’s Network Event
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Business in the Community and Diversity Mark forge partnership to champion diversity and inclusion in Northern Ireland
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By Shruti Ambavat Did you know that 70% of employees in their 50s are not offered promotions? Or that words such as ‘aggressive’, ‘self-confident leader’ and ‘go-getter’ in job descriptions put off women from applying for such positions? This is what the participants of Nichola McGuinness’ recent session on Inclusive Recruitment and Allyship learnt. Well,…
Christine White appointed as Director to steer Diversity Mark into the Future
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