Lunch and Learn
As part of the Inclusivity Works commitment to support employers through their journeys to become more diverse, we recently launched ‘Lunch and Learn’. A series of free, online lunchtime Zoom webinars aimed at employers, managers, recruiters, HR professionals but also open to anyone with an interest in the subject. The 45-minute webinars are presented by experts in their fields, and offer employers practical advice and guidance. Below you can now view the recordings of the webinars and access the top tips sheets from each session.
Deafness in the Workplace
Our first Lunch and Learn webinar focused on Deafness in the workplace and was hosted by Reg Cobb. The webinar, delivered in British Sign Language with the help of an interpreter, explores the skills, benefits and roles that deaf people can thrive in, as well as practical help and advice for both the recruitment process and in work.
You can also view or download our top tips sheet for deafness in the workplace.
This Lunch and Learn focus was on neurodiversity in the workplace. This was hosted by Gizem Gokcimen Associate psychologist from Genius Within and Patience Zengeya. The webinar explores the broad range of neurodiversity, including common traits, as well as practical help and advice for both the recruitment process and in the workplace.
You can also view or download our top tips sheet for neurodiversity awareness.
Recruiting Foreign Workers and Refugees
The third instalment of Lunch and Learn was focused on recruiting foreign workers and refugees. Delivered by Jennie Watts, from GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) and Sarah Fotheringham, GEM Navigator Developer for GARAS. The webinar explores who can work and the documentation needed by employers, as well as practical help and advice for both the recruitment process and in the workplace.
You can also view or download our top tips sheet for recruiting foreign workers and refugees.
Diversity in the Workplace
The final instalment on Lunch and Learn was presented and delivered by Nabeela Akhtar, a Psychologist, educator and consultant on inclusivity and race equality. The webinar explores why businesses need diversity, tips for smarter recruiting, as well practical help and advice for the workplace.
You can also view or download our top tips sheet for diversity in the workplace.
Mental Health in the Workplace
We kick start series 2 with Mental Health in the Workplace. This session will provide you with practical information and guidance on, The impact of mental health on your business, ways to manage and reduce the impact and Mental health support for you staff. Delivered by Chrissie Evans, Training Lead at Case-UK, who deliver mental health support services in the workplace across the country.
You can also view or download our top tips sheet for Mental Health in the workplace.
In this webinar the spotlight is on employing ex-offenders. Delivered by Peter Atherton, CEO of Community Led Initiatives CIC, this session covers, business and social value benefits of recruiting ex-offenders, risk management and ongoing support and some case studies. Peter spent most of his life in and out of care and prison before creating an organisation that mentors and supports offenders to help them get their lives back on track.
You can also view or download our top tips sheet for employing ex-offenders.
Creating a Healthy Workplace
For the third instalment of series 2 we were joined by Victoria Lukins from Healthy Workplaces, Gloucestershire to talk about creating a healthy workplace. Creating a healthy workplace culture, understanding the health needs of your workforce and how to tailor your support offer, and how to access free wellbeing support resources employees was covered in this webinar.
You can also view or dowloand our top tips sheet for creating a healthy workplace.
For the final instalment of series 2 we covered unconscious bias. Delivered by Margaret Adewale, HR Director at the HR Dept in Gloucester, whose career spans over 15 years advising businesses of all sizes and industries on HR best practice. Margaret covered, the benefits of understanding and overcoming unconscious bias and how reducing the impact of unconscious bias can help you make better business decisions.
You can also view or download our top tips sheet for unconscious bias.