National Inclusion Week 2020 kickoff: Do you dare to uncover your Unconscious Bias?

We hosted a Facebook Live on Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page at 11am, where Chamber employee John Negus took the Unconscious Bias online test around disability in real time! You can see what the test is like, and watch his reaction to his result and discuss what it means for Chamber.

And of course we tried to help you understand what to do if you do find they have some bias so that it doesn’t imbalance your behaviour in the workplace. You’ll also learn where you can take a bias test yourself, for free!

You can read more about The Inclusivity Project’s work on Implicit Bias here and watch a replay of our webinar What is bias, and How Does It Affect The Workplace here.

You can also read our blog Inclusive Recruitment Processes – what are they, and how can we adopt them? here.

Our National Inclusion Week challenge to local businesses: Are you ready to be inclusive to all customers?

Tuesday 29th Sept 1:30pm on disAbility Cornwall Facebook page: We talked to our partner disAbility Cornwall, looking at inclusion for people with disabilities, and hearing about how their ‘kitemark’ Every Customer Counts scheme works for businesses, as well as the challenges businesses face who are reopening in town centres, regarding balancing social distancing measures with accessibility.

Laura and Vaughan in conversation

Wednesday 30 September 2pm on CHAOS TV: The Inclusivity Project interviews forward-thinking businesses. We heard how two businesses have unlocked the inclusion & wellbeing market with their services.

You can read our blog post on disAbility Cornwall’s Covid-19 survey here, and our post on the business case for diversity here.

National Inclusion Week 2020 interview: How The Inclusivity Project’s business support can help you expand your wellbeing & inclusion services.

We delved into the business support and grants that The Inclusivity Project offers. And showcased some of the businesses we have helped, and the innovations they have developed. Interview starts at 3.12.12 in this recording:

Screen shot from interview on Chaos TV

Our National Inclusion Week 2020 Webinar: Resilience and Innovation- An older workers’ response to Covid-19.

  • Thursday 1st Oct 11am on CHAOS TV: On the International Day of Older Persons, we explored the inclusion of older workers with a webinar. Featuring speakers Mary Bright, who is closely associated with the Centre for Ageing Better, Tracey Rooose from Age UK Cornwall, and some people with lived experience of being 50+ in the workplace too.
Tracey Roose, Mary Bright, and the team on the Older Persons panel
Replay starts at 42mins into the stream.

#NationalInclusionWeek2020 Twitter Q& A – We asked YOU the questions!

#NationalInclusionWeek2020 #emergeinclusive #diversityenrichesbusiness

We posed 4 questions to our Twitter community – click on the links below to see what they were, and what people answered.

Q1: How are you supporting staff as they get older?

Q2: How do you keep your team included during Covid-19 and as we emerge from lockdown?

Q3: Any tips to get practical support on staff inclusion and wellbeing?

Q4: Do people who are disabled or 50+ stand less chance in today’s job market?


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