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It’s Equal Pay Day, So Stand Up Ladies!

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Nov 13, 2019 4:05:05 PM

Jack and Jill could go up the hill and bring back one hundred apples between them. But Accounts Payable sends a nice £10 to Jack for his troubles, and a less-than-impressive £7 to Jill for the same amount of work. Those pesky XX chromosomes again!

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Topics: News, Unconscious Bias

Stand Up To Gender Bias (With Unconscious Bias Training!)

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Oct 10, 2019 4:12:25 PM

We're living in a new era of self-identity and every day seems to mark another new success in the battle against the gender 'isms'. But we can’t be fooled by virtue signalling or clever marketing…

Now that a few weeks have passed, I thought I'd take a moment to look back on this news story from the BBC of a couple who have decided to raise their new baby "genderless" - as neither a girl or boy.

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

Will Your Workplace Unconscious Bias Hit Epidemic Levels?

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Sep 2, 2019 3:57:00 PM

Many of us have that friend who has confided in us over drinks, ‘They treat me awfully at work. And I’m sure it’s because I’m the only one who’s not white.’

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

It's Not Easy Being The New Guy: Banter In The Workplace & The Pressure To Conform

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Aug 15, 2019 5:20:00 PM

New graduates who may be starting their first "real" job this September could find themselves in a sticky situation: walking into a regressive workforce in which "banter" reigns supreme but, being the eager-to-impress newcomer, not wanting to speak up and rock the boat.

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias And The Colours You’re Wearing

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Aug 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that the colours we wear can affect the way we are perceived? Think about Janet from HR who shows up in all black, Sarah from Accounts who always has those pink fluffy earrings, and Tom in Sales who is quite non-descript except for that bright purple, luminous yellow or post-box-red tie he always pops on.

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

Prince Harry Speaks Out On Racism And Unconscious Bias

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Aug 1, 2019 11:11:31 AM

At Maze Training, we’re passionate about exploring our unconscious biases and working hard to recognise and eradicate them. Prince Harry has made headlines this week with his comments on racism – and how it can stem from unconscious bias.

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Topics: News, Unconscious Bias

Are You An Upstander Or A Bystander?

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Jul 12, 2019 10:38:40 AM

Are you the bully or the victim? This loaded question presumes only two roles in the landscape of workplace bullying, critically ignoring two more options: the bystander, and the upstander.

If you’ve ever found yourself observing a hate campaign out of the corner of your eye, you’ve probably wondered where you fit into the picture.

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Topics: Insider, Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias: When Does Banter Go Too Far?

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Apr 24, 2019 12:45:21 PM

Sometimes workplace communication goes too far… Many people find it hard to feel at ease in a room full of colleagues, and banter is often just a way of relieving tension.

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Topics: Productivity, Unconscious Bias

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