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Addressing Inequalities in Greater Manchester | Podcast Episode 2

Episode 2 of our Podcast was with Kate Pickett, professor at the University of York and Chair of the Greater Manchester Independent Inequalities Commission. The topic was 'Addressing Inequalities in Greater Manchester'. Check out this page for all the episode information, and an accompanying blog.

We look at the impact of the UK’s inequalities, particularly in the face of Covid-19.

The LGBTQ+ in the Workplace | Supporters Network Webinar

Many employers are eager to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace, and will have taken initial steps towards this. However, good intentions are not enough to embed a truly inclusive culture, and employers need to implement practical actions to achieve inclusivity. Our June Supporters Network event discussed how employers can be better informed around the LGBTQ+ community, and how they can implement a more open culture in their workplace. 

How is Greater Manchester Going to Build Back Better? | Podcast Episode 1

Episode 1 of our Podcast was with Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, on 'How is Greater Manchester going to Build Back Better?'. Check out this page for all the episode information, and an accompanying blog.

We look to how Greater Manchester can build upon the good work movement as we come back from the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Virtual Roundtable

Soft skills in hard times: A Virtual Roundtable

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, in partnership with CIPD and Acas, held a virtual roundtable following the release of its recent paper.

Discussions follow seven employers who explore the importance, implementation and effect of positive people management skills. They also shared how they manage and continue to work remotely, whilst transitioning to their place of work.

The Death of the Office? | The Federation of Small Businesses

Guest contributor Robert Downes, GM Development Manager at the Federation of Small Businesses, speaks on the future of office spaces following the pandemic. “Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,” the famous line uttered by author Mark Twain after reports of his death – incorrectly as it turned out – emerged in newspapers. And last year, with the lockdown in full swing, and many office businesses asking staff to work remotely, the same cry was levelled at the office.

New Members Announcement

Three new organisations are announced for the Good Employment Charter's Membership tier, the news is given by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. These employers have reached the Membership tier through their commitment to the Good Employment characteristics, going above and beyond to help lead the employment movement across the region. 

Returning to Work: How to Manage the Transition | Supporters Network Webinar

Our recent Supporters Network Event was on the move to hybrid working, and how employers can manage this transition. The Covid-19 pandemic forced many organisations to trial home working for the first time. A variety of benefits have been found, and the conversation of adopting a hybrid way of working is a key topic in employment. As we move out of the third lockdown, the questions around returning to the workplace have increased in importance. 

How Can We Build Menopause-Friendly Workplaces? | CIPD

Guest contributors Claire McCartney and Rachel Suff, Policy Advisors at CIPD, speak about how to make workplaces more menopause-friendly. More organisations are starting to realise that the menopause is an important workplace issue, but there are still too many workplaces where the topic is taboo. This means that too many women continue to suffer in silence while often just a few small changes could transform the quality of their working life. 

Mental Health Awareness: Lessons from a Personal Experience | Coffee Chat

Guest contributor Andy, a participant of our latest Supporter Network Coffee Chat, speaks on his own experiences with mental illness. These last 18 months have certainly been interesting for all of us for many reasons. For some it has meant the loss of income, loss of jobs, a new start, finding ways to cope with change, taking extreme measures, being trapped indoors, worrying about being isolated and coping with the COVID-19 outbreak.