Future of work


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As the Pandemic continues the dramatic changes in working practices and workplaces continue to highlight the Future of Work. 

 As lock down slowly lifts in the UK, the Furlough Scheme has been revised to encourage employers to bring employees back to work, but the continued economic uncertainty and threat of future local lockdowns, plus the workplace changes needed to ensure social distancing make the transition far from straight forward. Our bulletin 'Exploring Flexible Furlough' sets out more detail. 

COVID 19 has had a more detrimental impact on certain Black and Minority Ethnic communities and, at the same time, global Black Lives Matter protests continue to highlight the a whole range of discrimination faced by Black People, forcing employers to refocus on the need for greater efforts to improve diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination at work.   

At next week's Trowers Tuesday we are delighted to be joined by Steve Douglas, CEO of St Mungos, to discuss diversity in leadership, and the positive action employers can take to maximise inclusivity in the workplace.  To sign up for the online Q&A, click here.  

There has also been cause for celebration this month.  June saw Pride month move online and continue to celebrate inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community, and highlight the continued need for progress.  We were delighted to be joined by Steven McIntyre, CEO of Stonewall Housing, at last week's Trowers Tuesday to celebrate Pride and mark the beginning of a Trowers Tuesday Month of Inclusivity.  You can watch the recording here.  

For the rest of our Maximising Inclusivity Month, we will have Trowers Tuesdays on Managing Neuro Diversity, supporting working parents and improving gender diversity, and managing an intergenerational workforce.

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