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Conversations with Amadou Diallo - CEO of DHL Middle East

Jul 2018

We had the opportunity to sit with Amdaou Diallo - CEO of DHL Middle East, and talk about range issues and ideas around Diversity & Inclusion. This four part podcast contains incredible insights into how one of the best CEO's strategise their Diversity & Inclusions practices.

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Flexible Work Research

Jul 2018

In March 2018, Diversitas and Hopscotch joined hands to sponsor a research project, which was aimed at understanding the appetite of employees and job seekers in the UAE for flexible work. On the 20th June, we gathered together to discuss the key findings of this research at our Flexible Work Breakfast.

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Real Story | Carol Brown

Jul 2018

We sat down with our CEO Carol Brown to hear about the real story behind why she founded two diverse, unique companies, and what her driving motivations are as an Entrepreneur in the Technology and Diversity space. If you didn't know already, Carol is the founder & CEO of both Diversitas & RoleWorks.

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Best practice approach to embedding D&I in The Department of Conservation. (DOC)

May 2018

Having delivered similar workshops in many other organisations, we have the opportunity to see what really works and what doesn’t and the approach that DOC has taken is worthy of a special mention. What sets DOC apart is the strategic approach they are taking to D&I and the integrated way in which they are embedding their training in the overall D&I framework.  Below I’ve outlined the work DOC is undertaking which not only reflects ‘best practice’, but also demonstrates a sincere commitment from the top to work towards being a leader in this space:

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Podcast | Diversity & Inclusion - Challenges & Opportunities in the Workplace

May 2018

Diversity and Inclusion being of particular interest to us as an organisation, we asked Tracy May, Managing Director of Diversitas to share her reflections on the opportunities and challenges D&I can present to us in our workplace.

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Diversity and meritocracy – a marriage made in hell?

May 2018

In an age, where everyone is talking about the benefits of diversity on the one hand and the need for merit based appointments on the other, it bears thinking about how these two marry up and whether they can comfortably co-exist?

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Tackle organisational bias and de-risk your decision-making

Apr 2018

Smart organisations are starting to sit up and take note of the potential impact biases may be having on critical decision-making. Many are undergoing training and putting in mitigation strategies and are reporting better performance and greater diversity of thought.

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When Difference Becomes Exhausting – Cultural Fatigue and its impacts in today’s workplace.

Apr 2018

Many of us are familiar with the great benefits that diversity offers for learning and forging creative solutions — personally and at work. It invites us to go beyond what we know to experience a different lens on the world. But what about when enthusiasm for differences wanes and overwhelm and...

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5 Reasons Why Your Employees are Afraid to Work Flexibly

Mar 2018

The time has come to confront perhaps the biggest barrier of all to flexible work design in New Zealand organisations – The flexibility Stigma!

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Generation Flexible

Mar 2018

There is still some perception that flexible work is the domain of millennials – That for Baby  Boomers and GenX, the notion of flexible working is a relatively new concept, and while it would be nice to have, it isn’t the deal breaker that it is for younger workers. There is even a widely held belief that it is the younger workforce who is forcing the hand of employers to make the change! Our research suggests that it isn’t so simple. 

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What makes Culturally Intelligent leaders?

Diversitas
Jan 2018

Up until recently, the belief was that common sense and emotional intelligence (EQ) were enough to support leaders when dealing with diversity. However, research has shown that common sense is often not common and that even EQ is not enough.

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Creating meaningful performance discussions!

Tracy May
Jan 2018

Roles are agile and changing – many won’t even exist in 10 years- time. How do we support managers to have meaningful performance discussions, when they lack the critical real time data and insights to drive that discussion?

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Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Video

Living Institute
Jan 2018

The CQ Wheel. A 3min video outlining our approach to understanding and developing Cultural Intelligence.

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Ascending to the C-suite

McKinsey & Company
Nov 2015

McKinsey Report - Ascending to the C-suite

Think that the “soft stuff” doesn’t matter in business?... Think again!

Deloitte
Nov 2015

This recently released 2015 Deloitte Millennial Survey highlights the importance of businesses focussing on people and purpose as much as product and profit.

Mind the gaps: The 2015 Deloitte Millennial Survey

MGI Power of Parity

McKinsey & Company
Sep 2015

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women's Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

Diversity of Thought

Carol Brown
Aug 2015

Organisations have never been better placed to leverage the diversity of thought and innovation of their workers to create sustainable business solutions. But are they making the most of this diversity to encourage new thinking, asks Carol Brown. 

Diversity of Thought: The Key to Innovation

Why Diversity?

Ministry for Women
Jul 2015

"Evidence shows that diversity, especially gender balance, at all levels of an organisation, means better decision making and organisational performance. Whether you’re a small to medium enterprise or a larger employer, having a diverse workforce will create diversity of thought which, in turn, leads to improved innovation and a better understanding of your customer’s needs."

Why Diversity?

Diversitas Flexibility Research

Carol Brown and Peter Dallimore
Jul 2015

Flexible Work Design: A Strategic Imperative in New Zealand Business

Managing diverse teams

Diversitas
Jun 2015

New Zealand’s population is changing faster than the ability of our businesses to seize the opportunity that this change brings.

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Going beyond flexibility to Workforce as a Service

Diversitas
May 2015

When shifts in the global workforce become trends, and those trends continue to gain momentum, it’s imperative that employers consider how they will respond. The growth of the Workforce as a Service (WaaS) is one such trend. Is your organisation ready to deal with a highly skilled workforce who are critical to your success, but are not your employees?

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Women on corporate boards, more likely to seek advice.

Human Resources Director NZ
Apr 2015

Researchers examined around 500 mergers and acquisitions and found that, when faced with a takeover bid, companies with corporate boards comprised of a higher proportion of women were more likely to seek outside advice from top-ranked financial advisors.

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New Zealand Diversity Survey 2015

NZ Work Research Institute, AUT University
Apr 2015

New Zealand Diversity Survey 2015 Bi-Annual Report

Salesforce CEO Takes Radical Step to Pay Men and Women Equally

Huffington Post
Apr 2015

Equal pay for equal work isn’t typically a mantra you hear from the chief executive of a multibillion-dollar company. Yet Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is taking the radical step of reviewing employee salaries to ensure men and women are paid fairly.

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Staff turnover rates stable in NZ, report shows

Human Resources Director NZ
Apr 2015

According to the 2014 New Zealand Staff Turnover Survey, conducted by Lawson Williams Consulting Group and the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, staff turnover has remained relatively stable throughout the year.

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Fashion Chain Targets Worker's Tea Breaks

NZ Herald
Mar 2015

High street fashion chain Cotton On has become the first company to attempt to invoke the Government's 'tea break' law, First Union claims.

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Germany Sets Gender Quota in Boardroom

New York Times
Mar 2015

"Germany on Friday became the latest and most significant country so far to commit to improving the representation of women on corporate boards, passing a law that requires some of Europe’s biggest companies to give 30 percent of supervisory seats to women beginning next year."

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Female Company President Apologises to Mothers

Fortune
Mar 2015

PowerToFly President Katharine Zaleski admits: “I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child of my own.”

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Rainbow Roundtable

Westpac
Feb 2015

Rainbow Roundtable

Diversity Matters

McKinsey & Company
Feb 2015

McKinsey Report - Diversity Matters

50 Leading Companies for Women in APEC

Asia-Pacific Ecomonic Cooperation
Nov 2014

50 Leading Companies for Women in APEC

Increasing the Number of Women in Senior Executive Positions

Meredith Hellicar, Business Council of Australia
Nov 2013

Increasing the Number of Women in Senior Executive Positions: Improving Recruitment, Selection and Retention Practices

Business Impact of LGBT Policies

M.V. Lee Badgett, Laura E. Durso, Angeliki Kastanis & Christy Mallory, The Williams Institute
May 2013

The Business Impact of LGBT-Supportive Workplace Policies

Disability Employment In Australia – The Way Up

Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE)
Feb 2013

Disability Employment In Australia – The Way Up

Waiter Is That Inclusion In My Soup?

Deloitte and Victoria Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Nov 2012

Waiter Is That Inclusion In My Soup? A new recipe to improve business performance

Future Trends in Leadership Development

Nick Petrie
Dec 2011

Future Trends in Leadership Development

Cultural Diversity in Australia

Australian Multicultural Advisory Council
Apr 2010

The People of Australia: The Australian Multicultural Advisory Council’s statement on cultural diversity and recommendations to government

Addressing the Challenges of an Ageing Workforce

IBM Business Consulting Services
Jul 2004

Addressing the Challenges of an Ageing Workforce: A human capital perspective for firms operating in Asia Pacific

Human Capital Issues in an Ageing Workforce

Judith A. Davey, Victoria University of Wellington
Jun 2003

Human Capital Issues in an Ageing Workforce

Flexible Working – Literature Review

National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women

Flexible Work Arrangements Literature Review

Employer Toolkit

Department of Immigration

Department of Immigration Employer Toolkit

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