In The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone, Danny Dorling delivers evidence that more equal countries enjoy better outcomes, with their populations being happier, healthier and more creative, producing less waste and committing fewer crimes. This optimistic book is a pleasure to read, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster, and encourages us to see greater equality – and its social benefits – as being […]
Resisting discrimination and embracing marginalized identities: a catalyst for global entrepreneurship
In their new book chapter, Lakshmi Ramarajan, Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, and Emily LeRoux-Rutledge, PhD candidate at LSE, illustrate that when people resist discrimination by embracing their marginalized identities, it can spur them to become successful global entrepreneurs. When Bimpe Nkontchou, a successful Nigerian lawyer, moved to the UK she came to a disturbing realisation: I soon realized […]
This article was originally posted on Forbes
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam stated of their current diversity policy for housing that “As a result of this policy Singapore has long enjoyed the benefits of an integrated society where citizens of all races live and work together. Citizens are also free to practice their religion and culture without fear of prejudice or persecution.” However are Singapore’s diversity […]
Many organisations are promoting diversity throughout their workforce to create a competitive edge in the market. However, there are questions as to how bias in the recruitment and selection process hinders an organisation’s efforts. Snéha Khilay discusses bias in the recruitment and selection process, and its effect on organisations who are trying to achieve a competitive edge with reference to some thought provoking cases.
This article was originally posted on the LSE History blog
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Archivist Kate Higgins uses the Women’s Library@LSE archive to look back at women’s response to the Miners’ Strike 1984-85, on its 30th anniversary.
Thirty years ago this month the miners’ strike of 1984-85 – called nationally by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) […]
Snéha Khilay, a diversity and leadership consultant/trainer, brings to us a managers’ diversity dilemma – should employees refrain from eating in the presence of a fasting colleague and whether an employee’s name can be a matter of concern? Read to find out what Snéha advises.
Mr N Cherfi, a Muslim security guard, employed by G4S Security Services Limited was refused by his employer to take time off to attend prayers in the mosque on Fridays. The Employment Appeals Tribunal found that this refusal was objectively justified. Read to find out more about the case.
Work gossip can be a way of bonding, it can be done for sheer enjoyment, to have something to snicker about after an office Christmas party. But gossip can sometimes also become harassment.