Going beyond flexible hours – By Secret Surveyor

Here’s a little story that some of you may find familiar:- You work in construction, moving between sites and meetings. Life is already a juggle with a small child at home and nursery hours that do not align with working hours. Then lockdown arrives and, whilst the government and your boss tell you that you’re …

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Don’t stand alongside – stand in front – By Natasha Stone

Observing the news unfold over the last week, I can’t even begin to imagine how the BAME community are feeling at the moment. I’ve been watching events unfold with abject horror, disgust and such a deep sadness of feeling so useless that it pales into insignificance with the enormity of it all. Black lives matter. …

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Do we need IWD? – By Natasha Stone

So what is IWD? This year, the theme is #EachForEqual. With the website describing the aim of the day is:- An equal world is an enabled world.Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate …

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The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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50 Years – Has it all been worth it? – By Kathryn Ladley

September is an important month for me.  It is the month in which I was born, the month in which I married and this year September is the month in which I begin my 50th year in Construction. In some ways it is easy and glib to say I don’t know where the years have …

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