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Tuesday, 22 September, 2020

Recruiting a diverse workforce

Recruiting a diverse workforce. Recently I found myself on a CIPD Panel discussing how to recruit a diverse workplace with fellow Maverick Paradox Magazine writer Nick Day. On the panel we were joined by Margaret Ochieng, and Devyani Vaishampayan.

It was a fascinating panel which covered a lot of ground. Key questions for the panel members were:

  • Devyani, you have been a CHRO for billion-pound organisations such as Rolls Royce and British Gas. You have a global perspective on these issues. Is recruiting diverse talent an issue being faced solely by the UK or is this a global issue?
  • Judith, you are passionate about maverick leadership, being the author of the hugely successful book The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power behind Successful Leaders. You have recently even discussed maverick behaviours on the BBC. How do you see Maverick behaviours supporting organisations in thinking differently about diversity?
  • Nick, I am conscious you are the only man, and only white person on our panel! What are your views on this issue in terms of segregation? Do you think there is a fear of alienating white people, particularly men on this issue?
  • Margaret, I know you have conducted a significant amount of research into the issue of talent acquisition in the context of ED&I. What are the most important insights that are worth sharing with our audience on this issue?
Judith Germain and Nick Day at the CIPD Panel – Recruiting a diverse workplace

Recruiting a diverse workforce

As you can imagine from the above questions, it was a great Panel; there was of course additional questions, including some from the audience. During the CIPD Panel, Nick spoke cogently on the role that recruiters can play in enabling companies to have a diverse workplace. I spoke about how Maverick Leaders seek to eliminate bias in decision making and value diversity of thought.

When you seek diversity in thought then diversity of people naturally follows.

I thought you might enjoy this video clip from the event.

Judith Germain and Nick Day on the CIPD Panel, Recruiting a diverse workforce
Judith Germainhttps://www.maverickparadox.co.uk
Judith Germain is the Founder and Editor of The Maverick Paradox and has been defining Mavericks as wilfully independent people since 2005. She equips Maverick Leaders to change the world we work in. Maverick Leaders can be found running their own business or working within their own. Whilst not everyone has a Maverick personality, you can learn how to be an effective Maverick Leader. This is why Judith enjoys working with mavericks and helping organisations develop their leadership cadre. She believes that life is a wonderful game and maverick behaviour when harnessed has the power to change the world into a better place. She is the Author of The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders and the podcast host of The Maverick Paradox Podcast. To find out more about mavericks head over to maverickparadox.com. To learn more about mavericks at work (and her services) head over to maverickparadox.co.uk Judith is a consultant, trainer, mentor, author and speaker. Click the contact us button to find out more.

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