How to Solidify Inclusion in the Workplace

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Diversity and inclusion are invaluable in the workplace in numerous ways. Recent studies have shown that diversity pays off: diverse workplaces generate 19% more revenue than a non-diverse one. But diversity is only the first step. If diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance. Diversity without inclusion is not enough. You’re going to need both if you want either to work at all.

So, what exactly is the latter half of diversity and inclusion? Inclusion is the feeling that each member of your organisation has a place at the table, no matter their title. You want your employees to feel that their voice is being heard because then it’s more likely they’re going to speak in the first place. As Juliet Bourke and Bernadette Dillon say in their piece on inclusion and diversity, being an ‘inclusive leader casts a long shadow’. This means that by being an inclusive leader, it says to your employees what they can expect from you as a leader in the workplace. This makes them feel included and therefore, more likely to speak.

So, are you ready to learn how to solidify inclusion and diversity in your workplace? Below, we’ve put together some tips on how to do just that.

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Texthelp's Own Journey to Becoming a Disability Confident Employer

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Our vision here at Texthelp is of a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. Couple that with our mission of wanting to help unlock everyone’s full potential through innovative technology, and it only makes sense that we get involved in the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident scheme. Whilst we’ve been committed to the scheme for some time, we’re now a proud Disability Confident Employer with our sights set on becoming a Disability Confident Leader in the near future. So, here’s a little sneak peek into our journey…

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Texthelp’s NHS Expo 2019 Recommended Sessions: A Focus on Digital Health

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If you work in the Health Sector, you are sure to be familiar with the Health and Care Innovation Expo (also known as the NHS Expo), which is taking place on 4 - 5 September 2019. For those that aren’t familiar, it is the largest NHS-hosted event of the year, attracting 5,000 people from the NHS, social care, local government, the third sector and the commercial sector - including us!

We will be sharing Stand #107 with our friends from the Patient Information Forum (PIF). As advocates of Digital Health Literacy, we are excited about this year’s theme of bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life. After all, one of the core aspects of the Long Term Plan is the expansion of digitally enabled care across the NHS.

If you are also interested in Digital Health or Health Literacy, here are the sessions we recommend attending at this year’s NHS Expo. Hope to see you there!

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