Minority Interests

Why Having A Babyface Can Help You To Become CEO

One of the reasons I like writing this blog is because I get to share research that most people wouldn’t encounter and here is a great example. Recently at the London School of Economics HR conference I was impressed by a keynote speech delivered by Professor Robert Livingston from the University of Sussex. During his [...]

June 4, 2014 Jonathan Professional 0

An Award Winning Poster. Seriously?

It sounds weird for a grown man to put those words in the same sentence and to be proud of it… but it’s true and this is why: last week I participated in the London School of Economics’ HR Conference, the theme of the conference was Visible and Invisible Diversity at work. (I’ve written about [...]

May 27, 2014 JAL Professional 0

The Reason Why Diversity Recruitment Adverts May Not Work

I’ve always worked in professional environments where I was visibly an ethnic minority. I’ve worked for companies that are household names and when I looked at my managers and their managers, they never looked like me. I was always aware of this but I never thought of it as problem and in any case I [...]

March 10, 2014 Jonathan Professional 0
Its just a joke

Are You In On The joke Or Is The Joke On You?

In the final installment of our four part series exploring hidden prejudice in the workplace we look at how humour can be used by seemingly tolerant individuals to accept intolerant behaviour. I once worked with some guys who loved to tell racist jokes about South Asian people. After a joke or two and a chuckle [...]

March 6, 2014 Jonathan Professional 0

When Your Ethnicity Is Welcome But Your Professional Competencies Are Not

In the third of a four part series exploring hidden prejudice in the workplace we explore a process where minority ethnic professionals may find that their ethnicity is welcome but their professional competencies are not. A friend of mine made an interesting observation this week. She attends an annual conference as part of her job [...]

March 3, 2014 Jonathan Professional 0