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Why is Inclusive Leadership Important?

Only 1 in 3 leaders1 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.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 2: My Career, My Journey with Deborah Nutt

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How can we attract, retain and progress female talent?

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

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The winners of the Construction News Workforce Awards have been crowned

Skills 4 has been announced as the deserving winner of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year category at the 2022 Construction News Workforce Awards.

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Jo Rigby Guest Blog

THRIVE Delegate shares her highlights from Inclusion Allies module.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 1: My Career, My Journey with Lynn Tomkins

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Podcast Season 1 Episode 5: Imposter Syndrome – Mukta Hashmi

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The Importance of Pronouns

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Seeing is Believing – Insider Magazine

Jayne Little is the Founder and CEO of Skills 4. In this article she speaks to Fiona Haran at Yorkshire Business Insider on how our Award-Winning Programmes delivered to our partners.

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Skills 4 win Best Training or Development Programme at the 2022 Women in Rail Awards!

The Women in Rail Awards rewards individuals and companies who have made a significant contribution to improving gender balance, equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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Skills 4 win Best Supplier at the 2022 Women in Tech Employer Awards!

The Women in Tech Employer Awards celebrates Employers and Individuals going above and beyond to help close the gender gap within the tech sector.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Skills 4 founder shortlisted for the UK’s largest Diversity Awards

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Leeds gender diversity specialist Skills 4 lands two industry awards

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Season 1 Episode 4: Changing The Narrative Around Disability

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Skills 4 Wins at The Women In Rail Awards

The Skills 4 EMPOWER Programme won Best Development Programme at this year’s Women in Rail Awards.

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Skills 4 Newsletter April 2022

Latest newsletter which includes our latest awards news.

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Podcast Season 1 Episode 3: Let’s Talk About Neurodiversity

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Skills 4 Newsletter January 2022

Latest Skills 4 news including our upcoming events.

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Podcast Season 1 Episode 2: Difference Makes A Difference

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Podcast Season 1 Episode 1: Playing To Your Strengths

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Improving Gender Diversity in STEM

Skills 4 partner with The Faraday Institution in order to move the dial on gender diversity in STEM.

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A great review mid way through a training programme

We love hearing about our STEM Training Courses. But this particular delegate loved it so much, she reviewed it half way through

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Skills 4 Newsletter October 2021

Our October Newsletter is here. Read our latest diversity & inclusion news on events and people and our first podcast goes live!!

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Hosting an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion round table

Our CEO Jayne Little has travelled to Manchester this week to host an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion round table for the Palatine Private Equity LLP People Forum

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National Inclusion Week

This week is National Inclusion Week and as one of the leading diversity and inclusion training providers in the UK, we are passionate about inclusion and supporting our clients to make Inclusion a part of their everyday within their organisational culture.

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Delivering EMPOWER Training for BAM Nuttall Ltd

We have a brand new cohort from our client BAM Nuttall Ltd who will be attending our award winning EMPOWER Programme that is designed to help women further their careers within their organisation.

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Our first face to face session in over a year

We are delighted to announce that we have just completed our first face to face training programme in over a year now that Covid-19 restrictions have been eased.

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Our statement on the racist abuse towards England football players

We are appalled, along with the rest of the nation, with the vile racist abuse directed at some of the players within the English national team. We firmly stand against racism and all other forms of discrimination.

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Signing up to CN’s Inspiring Women Pledge for Gender Equality

We are proud to have joined the CN’s Inspiring Women in Construction Pledge to promote gender equality in the workplace.

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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.

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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.

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A new Alumni Workshop is coming soon

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

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Nominated for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award at The National Diversity Awards 2021

We’re proud to share that our CEO and Founder Jayne Little has been nominated for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award at The National Diversity Awards 2021 in association with ITV

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Webinar: Successfully interviewing for a senior position

Our founder and CEO Jayne Little, will be speaking at a webinar at the upcoming Construction News’ Inspiring Women in Construction Event.

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Working with eCom Scotland

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SNC-Lavalin Atkins announce new THRIVE Programme

ATKINS, a member of SNC Lavalin are excited to have announced a new programme to support career progression for diverse talents.

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Balfour Beatty publish gender pay report

Great to see Balfour Beatty continuing to invest in gender equality in 2020 and we are excited to continue working with them to deliver Empower Career Development training for them.

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NHS Digital partner with Skills 4 for Career Workshop

NHS Digital partner with Skills 4 for a ‘Boost your Career’ Workshop

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International Women’s Day 2021

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. As training providers for diversity & inclusion, we work hard every day to create a fairer, more inclusive world for everyone. Today and every day we celebrate the achievements of women and challenge gender bias & stereotypes

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Boost your career workshop for female members of ICE

ICE, working with the Skills 4 team have an upcoming online workshop to help delegates brainstorm their next steps with regards to their careers

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Firms rush to boost diversity but some over-rely on gender and unconscious bias training

Training organisations that run diversity training courses have reported a surge in enquiries. But are some businesses misunderstand the training?

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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!!

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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.

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Skills 4 Newsletter February 2020

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Award Success in 2019

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Skills 4 UK Scholar Award 2019 winner announced

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Skills 4 Newsletter September 2019

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Women in Racing winner announced

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Government publishes Gender Equality Roadmap for Change

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How reverse mentoring can improve an organisations diversity and inclusion

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Skills 4 Newsletter June 2019

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Atkins investing in their people – Sam Symes

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Inspire Me – Leeds Workshop

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

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International Womens day – Why do we still need one in 2019?

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Are Your Communication Skills Holding You Back?

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Skills 4 wins prestigious award for inspiring women to progress their career

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

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Women in Power Conference

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Women in Racing Mentoring and Networking Event

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Jayne Little, on being named as a finalist in the Skills Champion of the Year Award

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Skills 4 UK Scholar’s Award 2017 Winner Announced

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Global Diversity

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Part-time Trainer – Diversity and Inclusion

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

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Announcing award for final year female scholars in conjunction with Skills 4 UK

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Top ten perks of being a working mum

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Free Course Places

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Women on boards: 5 year summary (Davies review)

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Sue Cooper scoops WISE Champion Award

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HR expert joins the board

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Government announces £10m fund to progress women in engineering

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

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Girls vital to Northern Ireland’s manufacturing future

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Jacqui Henderson, CBE, to support workforce gender diversity

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Lynn Tomkins takes on new post at skills company

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Baronesses and Industrialists Say Better Gender Balance Makes Better Business Sense

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Performance: The ‘entry ticket’ for career progression

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Communication: consider your audience

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Do women face barriers from the outset?

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Women and Wealth: Top 5 Female Entrepreneurs

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Are Women Really ‘Equal’ to Men?

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

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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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Women on Boards

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