Today, 21st March is the United Nations designated day for the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws”.
As an active contributor and supporter of inmidtown and Big Ideas Exchange, Sodexo was delighted to invite local businesses and their employees into One Southampton Row on 17 February to host the ninth debate in the series, titled ‘Board shorts in the boardroom: the rise of the millennial manager.’
Diversity and inclusion campaigns were the topic for a panel debate I attended this week organised by Radius Business. A business network and consultancy which supports individuals and organisations to drive D&I, Radius Business held this particular debate at the impressive RBS offices on the edge of the Square Mile. The five panel members came […]
Just because we are placed into a generation bracket does not mean we necessarily live and breathe all the traits associated with that generation. Twenty years is a long time and a lot changes – just think about mobile communication.
More than 100 Women Work members at seven locations across the UK and Ireland gathered in early December for a Christmas networking event. Glasgow, Stevenage, Dublin, Swindon, Leeds, Salford and London simultaneously hosted network members to bring in the festive season. After the customary safety moment, members at all seven locations took the opportunity to […]
Did you know that one in six people are thought to have a disability? Or that one in ten people in the workforce experience mental illness? To put that into perspective, for Sodexo UK & Ireland, that means we are potentially serving 170,000 customers with disabilities every day and have 3,400 employees who may experience mental illness.
This week it was International Men’s Day (Thursday 19 November), a relatively new celebration with a focus on men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. Although these are worthy causes, IMD has been muddied by criticism that men don’t have the same barriers to their professional […]
Last week I went to Tidworth Barracks for the first time. It’s a huge site in the Salisbury Plain, but no matter how big it is, it can’t match the enthusiasm of the Sodexo Defence team working therein. I was at the first of a series of Women Work open days designed to demonstrate to […]