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18November, 2019

Recruitment remains the biggest barrier to diversity in tax sector

November 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Age Diversity Forum at the Hansuke FS Tax Conference in London Our CEO, Steve Anderson, was delighted to speak at the Hansuke FS Tax Conference’ held at the The Institute of Chartered Accountants in London. It is refreshing to see diversity as a key part of the discussion in such a technical environment, giving the opportunity for everyone to participate. ITR Insight were there and here’s a piece from Anjana Haines reflecting some of the D&I discussion. Recruitment remains the biggest barrier to diversity in tax sector A lack of varied job opportunities, institutional pressures and a lack of training for tax professionals is holding back tax departments from being an inclusive and diverse part of their businesses. A person's background should not determine their future. Attendees at the Hansuke FS Tax Conference agreed in a show of hands that diversity is a good thing for companies, but one person spoke [...]

25September, 2019

Happy, Healthy and Helping Business to Thrive

September 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

With the rise of the pension age, the age demographics of the modern workforce is no longer 16 to 60 for women and 65 for men and this changes the workplace more than ever before. And with people at so many different stages of their life and career, employers may be wondering how to manage this new dynamic but handled well, age diversity can lead them to having a very successful workforce where staff are happier, healthier and higher skilled than ever before. There are lots of reasons to have an age diverse workforce where there is a mix of maturity, experience, enthusiasm and freshness. Businesses have found it: encourages creativity and innovation provides a greater understanding of their customer base improves the reputation of the brand (whether that’s regional, national or global) provides an opportunity for mentoring to support colleagues’ personal and professional development meets the needs of a [...]

4September, 2019

Age Diversity Removes Barriers

September 4th, 2019|Categories: News|

Here's the latest in the 'Postcard' video series from The Age Diversity Forum - Age Diversity removes barriers. There are a number of 'protected characteristics' in the diversity and inclusion agenda, including age, but unfortunately, age is still the one area that is largely overlooked. However, the inter-sectional nature of age diversity in the workplace, gives advantages, that enable barriers to be mitigated and removed, so providing opportunities for all. Applying such a focus can improve productivity and ensure that the return on investment gains are achieved....so making a focus on age diversity, not just the right thing to do, but actually, it's business imperative. We'll be showcasing the Age Diversity Forums 'Postcard' series here each week, so please keep 'em peeled for more! As always, we appreciate your comment/feedback so please send to [email protected] Thanks All! #championagediversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMt44EcmUC4&t=6s

28August, 2019

‘Postcard’ from The Age Diversity Forum – Age Diversity enriches your supply chain

August 28th, 2019|Categories: News|

Here's the latest in the 'Postcard' video series from The Age Diversity Forum - Age Diversity enriches your supply chain. Here, Jill, the lead partnership manager at the Age Diversity Forum, discusses how a focus towards age diversity, can provide for a more dynamic and positive influence on the supply chain. Jill shares her own experience of working in organizations where extending social values as a new standard in the procurement process, encourages creative and rewarding outcomes...as well as offering better value-for-money products and services. Bringing your diversity values in to the supply chain also offers the opportunity to further highlight your organization as an inclusive and considerate working environment. And by doing so, presenting the organization as a great place to work, and a great organization to do business with. So, again, meeting the demands of modern business, that addressing age diversity in the work-place, adds real commercial benefit to [...]

21August, 2019

‘Postcard’ from The Age Diversity Forum – Age Diversity leads to happier, healthier and higher skilled employees

August 21st, 2019|Categories: News|

Age Diversity leads to happier, healthier and higher skilled employees The latest from the 'Postcard' video series from The Age Diversity Forum - Age Diversity leads to happier, healthier and higher skilled employees. A focus towards age diversity in the work-place has a myriad of positive impacts, with arguably, the most important, being the sometimes intangible asset of well-being. But in some ways, it can be possible to measure such a dynamic outlook: with positive employee feedback; with reduced absences; and development plans that result in higher skilled and qualified staff. The combination of such activities and outcomes can improve innovation, productivity and performance, where the median expectation is to thrive! We'll be sending a new 'Postcard' each week, so please keep 'em peeled for more! As always, we appreciate your comment/feedback so please send to [email protected] Thanks All! #championagediversity Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVdDIBRemLo&t=1s

15August, 2019

Age Diversity Harmonises the Working Environment

August 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OYv09mDgPo The latest 'Postcard' from The Age Diversity Forum - Age Diversity Harmonises the Working Environment. Harmonisation of the work-force through a diversity lens provides for a blend of different experiences and skills that can have a positive impact to working teams and productivity. In a continuing changing business environment, a focus towards diversity can support innovation and design for organisations to obtain a competitive edge......it's not just the 'right thing to do', there are commercial and performance benefits too. We'll be sending a new 'Postcard' each week, so please keep 'em peeled for more! As always, we appreciate your comment/feedback so please send to [email protected] Thanks All! #championagediversity