Diversity and inclusion in the workplace Part I: Expectation vs. reality

December 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgYou’ve no doubt heard America referred to as the great melting pot. Social scientists suggest that the U.S. is made up of about a dozen distinct cultural regions, with different demographics explaining everything from accents and local flavors of barbeque sauce to voting behavior and economic opportunity. Overlaid with that are other maps illustrating linguistic differences, religious prevalence, election histories, cultural artifacts—a vast range of differentiators.According to a report on census data by BuiltIn, experts predict in the coming years, the entire concept of a “minority” in the U.S. will no longer apply. In the upcoming 2020 census, no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of children under 18. In about three decades, no single group will constitute a majority of the country as a whole. The U.S. will be what the Census Bureau calls a “plurality nation.”This increased diversity in the American population is great for employers. When you bring on a diverse set of individuals to a team, you bring in new ideas and perspectives as a result of combining different world views, cultures, nationalities, and experiences. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

August 30, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Related Articles Share ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021.The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing gambling harms across the UK.Etches is credited with forming a national public health approach to tackling problem gambling and the nuances of its addictions, securing vital support from the NHS, mental health agencies, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations.Issuing a statement of behalf of GambleAware governance, Kate Lampard CBE, said: “It has been a pleasure working with Marc over the past four years and he has taken the charity from strength to strength.“As a result of his hard work, GambleAware has developed the expertise and sustainability to continue to deliver and work with partners across the healthcare spectrum to prevent and protect against gambling harms. I look forward to continuing this important work with a new Chief Executive next year.”Expanding GambleAware operations and resources, Etches led the substantial increase in donations for the charity, securing a £100 million funding commitment from licensed operators through its collaboration with Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).Today, a revamped GambleAware maintains £40 million in grant funding under active management, as the charity continues to develop its ‘National Gambling Treatment Service’ with NHS partners across England, Scotland and Wales.Marc Etches also commented on his upcoming departure: “It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve as CEO for nearly a decade and I am enormously proud of the charity’s development and the contribution it makes, in partnerships with others, to keeping people safe from gambling harms.With the prospect of a new era of increased funding and wider commissioning responsibilities, it is the right time for the charity to find someone with the skills and expertise necessary to take it into the next stage of its evolution.I want to thank the Board of trustees and the entire staff team at GambleAware for their hard work and commitment to the charity’s purpose as well as for their magnificent personal support of me.”GambleAware’s Board of Trustees confirms that it has begun its executive search for a new CEO to lead the charity’s ‘next stage of evolution’, with expertise in the commissioning of healthcare services, to ensure gambling harms are tackled as a matter of public and individual health and wellbeing.last_img read more