Workplace communication styles
In our final podcast of 2021, our colleagues Alison Best and Gwen Burridge consider how improving understanding of our introvert and extrovert communication preferences can support diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. Gwen and Alison come at it from different perspectives themselves, and Gwen shares her in depth knowledge of personality preferences, her expertise in personality profiling tools and how they can help us understand our colleagues, improve workplace connection and build inclusion.
International Day of People with Disabilities podcast
3 December is International Day of People with Disabilities. The theme for 2021 is “Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era” and it is about acknowledging the challenges, barriers and opportunities for people who live with disabilities in the context of a global pandemic. While everyone on earth has been impacted by COVID, people living with disabilities have been among the most affected populations. In this podcast, Helen Dallimore talks with Sharon Foxwell, a friend and working parent carer who writes a blog on her life as a parent with a daughter with a severe learning disability and drug resistant epilepsy.
World mental health day podcast
10 October is World Mental Health Awareness Day and the theme this year is mental health in an unequal world. In our latest podcast Rachael Forsberg and Alison Best look at mental health inequalities, how they impact the workplace and how the workplace impacts them. They think about what employers can do to bring about positive change to improve inclusion and wellbeing.
World suicide prevention day
10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. In this podcast, Richard Martin and Mark O'Grady discuss the stigma surrounding suicide and how talking about this sometimes difficult topic deepens our understanding of the difference between wanting to die and not wanting to live. Practical tools and tips on how to approach someone who might be experiencing suicidal thoughts are offered, as well as how to deal with those thoughts if you are having them.
Webinar: Listening and empathy in 2021
Listening has always been an essential, yet underrated, workplace skill. It’s something that leaders often spend little time thinking about, even less actively cultivating. Great listening is a central part of a broader human skillset including emotional awareness, empathy and compassion. In this webinar, Mark O'Grady and Alison Best combine byrne·dean’s expertise in mental health, engagement, leadership and inclusion to demonstrate how empathetic leadership and listening skills are a vital skillset in safeguarding wellbeing, fostering engagement, and building productivity in the post-pandemic workplace.
Navigating today's workspaces: colour and ethnicity
Fudia Smartt and Matt Dean have created a resource to support people to have better workplace conversations about race and ethnicity. It’s an 8-part Framework they’ve developed in collaboration over recent months. Today's events mean this feels like an important day to be sharing it. We really hope it might have a positive impact on people’s day-to-day reality in their workspaces. Please get in touch with any thoughts, ideas or challenges you have or if you just want to talk about this further. To access the full Framework, please click on the link.
Somewhere over the rainbow
As Pride season comes to a close, in this frank and inspiring podcast Richard Thompson and Mark O'Grady reflect on what Pride month means to them and the impact of Pride tokenism or ‘Pinkwashing’. How does it feel for two out and proud gay men when rainbow coloured logos, products and messaging appear pretty much everywhere in June only to disappear again for the rest of the year? It’s hard not to be skeptical about the authenticity of the sentiment. However, it does keep the conversation moving and hopefully acts as a catalyst for real change. Find out more from Mark and Richard’s podcast about what you can do to create a sustained win-win: championing your LGBTQ+ employees; becoming stronger allies; committing to Pride-related inclusion all year round - over the rainbow.
A relaxation podcast for mental health awareness week
In celebration of mental health awareness week 2021 and the theme 'nature', we invite you to take a moment to pause and connect with the natural world. Listen to this relaxation podcast while going for a walk, sitting in the garden, or simply relaxing by an open window. Presented by Rachael Forsberg.
Facing the future - hybrid work
This summer is set to see a lifting of lockdown restrictions, including a return of the physical workplace. This webinar explores how to approach the future of work, including: supporting mental health and wellbeing; leading with EQ for inclusion, engagement and culture; and resolving tricky people issues
Choose to challenge the imposter in you
Regardless of your age, race, seniority, sexual orientation, background or gender - most of us have felt like an imposter at times throughout our careers. However in the continuing battle for gender equality, it remains undoubtedly pervasive amongst women. To celebrate #IWD 2021 we invite to you to #choosetochallenge the imposter experience. This session looks at how you personally view and deal with it, as well as what might exist in your organisation that can make people feel like an imposter.
Behind the masc podcast: Mental health & purpose in the workplace
This episode of Behind the Masc is with workplace consultant and author Matt Dean. Matt's working life is all about creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces and in 2019 he published the book 'The Soft Stuff: Reclaiming Kindness For The World Of Work'. This episode's topics include: finding your purpose at work, the 'burnout' crisis, an ongoing shift in workplace culture, how cancer changed his life perspective.
Coronavirus and your workforce: Engaging with employees
Victoria Lewis discusses employee engagement and what it means during the coronavirus pandemic. She offers her unique insight into how HR can ensure employees continue to feel engaged, many of whom will be facing enduring challenges at this time.
Coronavirus and your workforce webinar: Employee engagement and employer responsibilities
With millions of employees on furlough or working remotely, effectively engaging with your employees is more important than ever. Presented by Wedlake Bell and Victoria Lewis (starts 30 minutes in).