Atkins is not known for shouting about its achievements. In fact, it has just done some branding work and the experts who conducted it came up with the phrase 'quietly doing brilliant things' to encapsulate its approach....It may be doing this a little less quietly after the company scooped the Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Award for Innovation in Flexible Working and its Overall Top Employer Award.
How do you make a seriously male-oriented organization more inclusive, so both women and minorities can advance?
Get the guys involved and get all employees talking more honestly about their differences. Candid, respectful communication (and lots of it) is the foundation for building a more inclusive workplace and achieving concrete change, according this report.
"So this week, we'd like to ask you: Is it a smart move for a company to make work-life balance policies? Do you think forcing a little time away from the office may ultimately make workers more happy and productive? Would you distrust a no-Saturdays play like Goldman's, or would a policy like that entice you to work for a company?Our goal, with this assessment, is to consider you as a whole person, by asking questions across multiple dimensions of your life.
"But more workers may be starting to do more than quietly grumble about the policies, according to discrimination lawyers, researchers and legal experts who run a workplace discrimination hot line. More employees -- particularly men of the millennial generation, whose oldest members are in their early 30s -- are filing legal actions against their employers, these experts say."