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Transgender Policy Template

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A free Transgender policy template which details how trans people are supported and is clear about the consequences of unacceptable behaviour towards trans people.

British Standard for Diversity and Inclusion

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The launch of the new British Standard for Diversity and Inclusion sparked an internal review for Vista. We set ourselves the challenge of truly embedding inclusion into our business strategy – and it had a significant impact on our colleagues, clients and suppliers alike. The standard gives a clear and practical approach: positive about the…

The 3 Do’s of Diversity

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What is the secret formula for being great at diversity in the workplace? Well if we are being honest there isn’t a one size fits all, but here’s a positive starting point: Be authentic Be realistic Be optimistic …and don’t wait.

Diversity in the Workplace: 3 Things you can do Today

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What is the secret formula for being great at diversity in the workplace? Well if we are being honest there isn’t a one size fits all, but here’s a positive starting point. We should say, if you want us to talk about the reasons why you should aspire to be an inclusive and diverse organisation,…

5 Ways to Support Employees with Autism

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Many employers are worried that they don’t know enough about autism or that they may struggle to make adjustments to support an employee. It’s important to bear in mind that autism affects individuals in very different ways and covers a wide range of challenges and needs, some of which may be relatively straightforward and others…

What’s Your Policy on IVF?

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Hands up everyone who has a maternity policy? A paternity leave policy? An adoption policy? A shared parental leave policy? It’s good to take the time to ensure that your employees know what they can expect when they are starting, or thinking about starting, a family. Even if your policy is to go no further…

Making Use of your Gender Pay Report

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This time last year many organisations were wrestling with identifying the right data, the calculations and the narrative for their first gender pay report. Most of the focus was on compliance and explanation. This time round many people are seeing it as more of an opportunity, part of developing more inclusive practices and engaging with…

Is Your Organisation Transgender Aware?

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51% of trans people have hidden their gender identity at work for fear of discrimination. This is a headline from this year’s Trans Report for Stonewall, despite the legislation in place to protect trans people in the Equality Act 2010 and The Gender Recognition Act 2004 and at a time when organisations are talking constantly…

What Can Employers do to Support the Menopause?

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The 18th October is World Menopause Day. Where did that come from and why is everyone suddenly talking about Menopause at work? Menopause has long been one of those ‘taboo’ subjects. With this comes a stigma, where no one talks about it and therefore there is a lot of misunderstanding, even amongst women, about the…

Diversity and Inclusion: Getting Buy In from the Bottom

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In this blog, we’re exploring how employers can achieve diversity and inclusion buy in, from the whole workforce. In our previous blog, we talked about how HR can get buy in for Diversity and Inclusion from the top, but the day to day culture of a business is greatly influenced by the beliefs and behaviours…

Diversity and Inclusion: Getting Buy in from your Leadership Team

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With the current HR spotlight on Gender Pay Gap Reporting and diversity and inclusion to attract and retain talent, we could assume that all business leaders are fully engaged with the diversity and inclusion agenda. To think this way means that diversity and inclusion is at best a recruitment tool, or a compliance issue that…

Join Vista, in partnership with Omni RMS, on International Women’s Day 2018

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This year, International Women’s Day will be celebrated around the globe on Thursday 8th March. Now more than ever, there is a spotlight on gender equality in the workplace. But diversity, inclusion and equality within an organisation doesn’t just stop at gender. As the first organisation to achieve the BSI standard for Diversity and Inclusion,…

Diversity and Inclusion: How important is it to practice what you preach?

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Equality, diversity and inclusion have risen to the top of Board agendas in recent years. Companies are keen to showcase the diversity of their workforces, whilst those who are not perceived to have a diverse workforce (for example, all white, male senior leadership teams) become the subject of public controversy. Many business leaders make the…

You might be diverse, but are you inclusive?

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It’s no secret that having a diverse, equal and inclusive workforce can reap business benefits and directly impact the bottom line of an organisation. Studies point to greater business productivity, success and growth, the increased opportunity to innovate and the advantages of capability, knowledge, skills, networks, experiences, attitudes and insights that such a workforce brings.…