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 organization 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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Mobile users greeted with a more intuitive Browsealoud

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As you’d expect, we’re constantly looking at usage stats to inform the development of our technologies and Browsealoud is no different. Now that almost 70% of our users are accessing Browsealoud from a mobile device we thought it was a good time to take a fresh look at our mobile user experience.

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Texthelp at SHRM 2019: Where to Find Us and Recommended Sessions

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With SHRM 2019 just around the corner, we’re expecting that the conference will be the biggest and best yet, offering attendees a mixture of professional development, insights, strategies and resources to create better workplaces for everyone.

In anticipation of the conference, which takes place June 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we’ve put together this handy guide covering our own activities and logistics, as well as some unmissable sessions to check out during your time at SHRM. Viva las Vegas!

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