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Supporting Autistic Individuals in the Workplace

Recent statistics1 indicate that just 22% of autistic adults are employed. This figure suggests employers are in a good position to be able to do more to support those with autism to find and retain employment.

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2024 The Year of the Ally: empowering people for positive change

Bystander intervention is a powerful tool as it empowers your staff to speak out against issues in the workplace including bullying or harassment. Lets learn more about implementing it in your organisation.

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Culture Diversity: Understanding Its Impact on the Workplace

Cultural diversity in the workplace is of great benefit to any business. As a STEM specialist training provider, Skills 4 recognises the significance of fostering an inclusive work environment. Lets explores the overarching cultural diversity in the United Kingdom and delves into how it influences workplaces.

Author: Wildfire

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Tackling Stereotypes in the Workplace: Overcoming Obstacles and Embracing Diversity

In today’s diverse workforce, workplace stereotypes can be detrimental to employee morale, hinder professional growth, and perpetuate discrimination. To better understand this, we will shed light on various stereotypes across protected characteristics.

Author: Wildfire

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Addressing Workplace Microaggressions: Fostering Inclusion and Equality

In today’s diverse and interconnected world, fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture is essential. However, there are various subtle forms of discrimination that can hinder progress toward a truly equitable environment.

Author: Skills 4

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Unlocking Success: The Power of Professional Networking for Personal Development

In today’s competitive world, professional networking skills have become essential for personal development and career growth.

Author: Wildfire

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Becoming Resilient

When we think of resilience in STEM, it’s often related to ensuring there are back-ups and fail-safes in case of an emergency or disaster situation.

Author: Skills 4

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How can the tech industry attract more women from diverse backgrounds?

How can the tech industry attract more women from diverse backgrounds, such as those from underrepresented ethnic groups or those with disabilities?

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How to Build Relationships in Work

Building relationships with key people and expanding our relationships to people of influence is a fantastic way we can enhance our reputation and progress our careers.

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Equality vs. Equity

The theme of International Women’s Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity, so we are exploring the difference between Equality and Equity.

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What is Deadnaming?

People who are gender non-conforming, transgender, or nonbinary often transition to who they actually are, instead of who others label them as.

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Don’t Ignore Your Boundaries at Work

Ever worked late to get ahead on a project or not taken leave because you don’t want to let your team down? Or perhaps worked over capacity to show you were grateful for the ‘opportunity’?

Author: Skills 4

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What is Code-Switching?

The creation of genuinely accessible and welcoming spaces for diverse groups of people is the best way to reduce the psychological impact of having to self-police and code-switch.

Author: Skills 4

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The Importance of Mums in the Workplace

Being a mother equips you with skills that are key to a successful career and intrinsic to any workplace.

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Why Racism is Still a Huge Issue in the Workplace

120,000 minority ethnic background workers have quit with more than 1 in 4 workers facing racist jokes at work, resulting in 35% of them feeling less confident in work.

Author: Skills 4

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Why is Inclusive Leadership Important?

Only 1 in 3 leaders have a clear view about how inclusive their leadership is, with one third believing they are more inclusive than they are perceived to be by their colleagues.

Author: Skills 4

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How can we attract, retain and progress women?

A study by Atkins showed that 57% of women drop out of engineering by the time they’re 45 compared to 17% of men.

Author: Skills 4

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THRIVE Delegate shares her highlights from Inclusion Allies module – Jo Rigby Guest Blog

THRIVE Delegate shares her highlights from Inclusion Allies module.

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The Importance of Pronouns

Pronouns are how we refer to someone or talk about someone in the third person.

Author: Skills 4

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Menopause at Work: a Guide to starting the Conversation

The menopause doesn’t stop at the door of your office when you walk in. Hot flushes, headaches, anxiety, brain fog, poor concentration, and more can strike at any time.

Author: Skills 4

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How to Recognise Burnout

With working at home being more common for us these days, it’s worth reflecting on our own health and wellbeing when we don’t have that commute to bookend our working day.

Author: Skills 4

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Do you feel safe to speak up and challenge the way things are done in your company?

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Why is Allyship important?

Allyship is the practice of emphasising social justice, inclusion, and human rights in order to advance the interests of those oppressed or marginalised in society.

Author: Skills 4

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How Having a Mentor Can Help you Excel

Being mentored is a fantastic way to learn key skills and knowledge, all from a more experienced professional.

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What is Diversity?

Companies need diversity. Diversity is more than gender or ethnicity; it’s our different abilities, our age, our origins, our sexual orientation, our faith, and our socioeconomic status.

Author: Skills 4

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How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

A lot of us have been there, those niggling doubts, that voice in our heads that says, ‘What are you doing here? You’re way out of your league!’ Feel Familiar?

Author: Skills 4

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The Stereotype affecting 60% of UK Employees

These are some of the negative stereotypes persisting about people living with obesity in work, often leading to discrimination in the workplace.

Author: Skills 4

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Skills 4 Newsletter June 2021

June 2021 newsletter: Including our latest alumni event, a new team member and info on our new THRIVE career development training.

Author: Skills 4

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Alumni Workshop Availability

With just 11 days to go until our next Alumni Workshop, spaces have been filling up fast but there are still a small number of spaces still available for the webinar workshop.

Author: Skills 4

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A new Alumni Workshop is coming soon

Finding Your Magic Dust & Why This Matters: A workshop for past delegates.

Author: Skills 4

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Tips for Home Schooling

As a working parent, I know what a challenge it can be to strike a good balance between work and parenting at the best of times; homeschooling has taken that challenge to a whole new level!!

Author: Skills 4

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update: With Covid-19 having caused so much disruption across the UK, we wanted to update our clients on what we are doing to reduce the impact caused by Coronavirus.

Author: Skills 4

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How reverse mentoring can improve an organisations diversity and inclusion

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Inspire Me – Leeds Workshop

Author: Skills 4

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What is a ‘Gender bias decoder’ and how can it help your business?

Author: Skills 4

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Are Your Communication Skills Holding You Back?

Author: Skills 4

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Free Taster session – Leading and Managing Diverse Teams – Development Course

Author: Skills 4

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Women in Power Conference

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Women in Racing Mentoring and Networking Event

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Global Diversity

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Part-time Trainer – Diversity and Inclusion

Author: Skills 4

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The best of both worlds – why women only training courses can be beneficial

Author: Skills 4

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Top ten perks of being a working mum

Author: Skills 4

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Free Course Places

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Gender balance vital for UK Industry – Skills 4 to deliver major programme in Northern Ireland

Author: Skills 4

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Better Gender Balance Makes Better Business Sense

Author: Skills 4

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Performance: The ‘entry ticket’ for career progression

Author: Skills 4

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Communication: consider your audience

Author: Skills 4

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Do women face barriers from the outset?

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Women and Wealth: Top 5 Female Entrepreneurs

Author: Skills 4

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Are Women Really ‘Equal’ to Men?

Author: Skills 4

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Are our people business decisions really being made by the unconscious bias?

Author: Skills 4

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Women in the Boardroom

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Women’s careers hit the glass ceiling – is it all in the mind?

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