09 Oct 2018
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Hnad drawing of happy, neutral and unhappy faces on chalk board

Raising Awareness on World Mental Health Day

Over the last year the HR, Learning & Development and Health & Safety teams have had a number of discussions about the increased exposure  to mental health questions and situations arising with our employees, patients and visitors to our hospitals. My team felt they wanted to increase their awareness about mental health so they could be prepared for any situations that arise. 

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28 Sep 2018
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The team at UCL celebrating IDAHOBIT

Supporting our clients to promote the Pride agenda

As we come to the end of this year’s ‘Pride season’, I have been reflecting on what Pride means to me. I made it to Brighton Pride this year and was disappointed to miss the London event, particularly because Sodexo took part in the parade. I was so proud to see our colleagues representing our Company’s commitment to supporting LGBT people and taking to social media to spread the word as far and wide.

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18 Sep 2018
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Nia, Samantha, Sharon and Nicky

LGBT+ in Facilities Management podcast

Pride network co-chair Nia Jordan is joined by Sharon Slinger from Constructing Rainbows, Nicky Siddall-Collier from ISS and Samantha West from Vinci to talk about LGBT+ in Facilities Management. The industry ‘network of networks’ was founded in 2016 with the vision of driving fairness inclusion and respect for LGBT+ people working in the facilities industry […]

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04 Sep 2018
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Bernie McManamon and Deirdre Saunders

Bernie McManamon speaker series podcast

An interview with Bernie McManamon (pictured, left), an engineer at heart whose studies and career have been heavily focused on that subject. Bernie speaks to Women Work member Deirdre Saunders in Sodexo’s Dublin office about gender balance in engineering and facilities management, her career progression and her role as general services manager with Sodexo. Bernie […]

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29 Aug 2018
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Martin O'Rouke, accepting his award from Generation Success Founder, James Adeleke

Mentoring – If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path

Having managed people throughout my career, I’ve always felt passionate about helping them to be the best they can be. To help me to unlock the potential in others, I trained to be a nationally qualified coach and mentor in September 2015. As a mentor, I value passion and enthusiasm. I firmly believe that with commitment and the right training, anyone can achieve anything – it all starts with that person, they must believe in and apply themselves.

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03 Dec 2018
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My issue with the term ‘Straight Allies’

As we were getting ready for our first company participation with Pride in London, it made me think about my involvement and role in the Pride Network.

As an ally, this festival isn’t about me. I don’t have the experience of growing up in a world where the image of romantic love portrayed in all media isn’t something that fits with me. I’ve never felt uncomfortable, let alone fearful, about showing the person I love affection in public. I’ve never felt I had to be deliberately ambiguous

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