Minority Interests

The Access & Legitimacy Business Case For Diversity

In the second of a four part series we explore an approach to diversity that is regularly used to justify a business case for diversity: the Access & Legitimacy approach. I first read about this in an influential academic paper by Professor Robin Ely and Professor David Thomas from Harvard Business School. Access & Legitimacy [...]

November 30, 2014 Jonathan Professional 0

Is There A Business Case For Diversity?

In the first of a four part series we will explore what may be the biggest challenge that any organisation can experience when it comes to managing diversity in the workplace: creating a business case for diversity. As a former auditor I had free access to the financial records of literally hundreds of organisations from [...]

August 17, 2014 Jonathan Professional Comments Off

The Common Trait Of Organisations That Are Serious About Diversity

Last week, Twitter did something that surprisingly few companies dare to do: they released a diversity report, the first ever for the company. The contents were disappointingly familiar: a huge under representation of women and minority ethnic groups. This is a particularly troubling issue for the social media giant because they announced to the world [...]

July 30, 2014 Jonathan Professional 2

News Like This Should Be Standard

I picked up a copy of the London Evening Standard and got the distinct impression that we are entering an important time for promoting diversity. There’s a good chance I’m biased about this, I spend a lot of time thinking about how the workplace needs to be fairer to people who don’t fit traditional stereotypes. [...]

June 27, 2014 Jonathan Professional 0

Why Attending Conferences Can Help Boost Your Career

Attending the right conferences is something you need to do if you want to advance your career. I’ve always found conferences to be a great source of information but now I consider them to be a necessity. Conferences are a fast track to gaining valuable insights about the state of the art and the direction [...]

June 16, 2014 Jonathan Professional 0