Recruiting with equanimity and
maximising social mobility

First broadcast on Tuesday 31st October 2023
12pm EDT | 4pm GMT

In a world striving for inclusivity and diversity, the process of recruitment plays a pivotal role in shaping a fair and accessible professional landscape. This webinar aims to explore the intersection of equitable recruitment practices and the enhancement of social mobility.

Join us as we delve into the significance of cultivating equanimity in recruitment processes. We also explore the crucial aspect of maximizing social mobility, breaking barriers and creating opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds, ensuring an environment where talent, rather than background, prevails.

Here’s what you will gain by watching this webinar on demand:

  – Gain a deeper understanding of social mobility and its importance in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces.

  – Explore how embracing equanimity in recruitment can significantly boost diversity and inclusion initiatives within your company.

  – Learn how maximising social mobility can empower talented individuals from all backgrounds, creating a more dynamic and skilled workforce.

  – Walk away with actionable steps to implement immediately within your organization to enhance fairness and diversity in recruitment.

  – Understand how an inclusive recruitment approach can be a source of competitive advantage, fostering innovation and creativity in your teams.


12:05pm EDT / 5:05pm BST 

Panel Discussion: Fostering and Supporting Neurodiverse Individuals at Work

In this panel, join us as we focus on the importance of fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace culture that values neurodiversity and provides accommodations and support for neurodiverse individuals to thrive in their careers.

  – Identifying the benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace such as enhanced creativity and problem-solving skills
  – Overcoming common challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals at work such as sensory overload and discomfort, communication barriers and social interaction difficulties, difficulty with time management and organization and challenges with task completion and following through
  – Identifying strategies for accommodating and supporting neurodiverse employees
  – Building awareness and understanding of neurodiversity among all employees
  – Encouraging open communication and feedback


Andrew Eddy, Co-Founder, Untapped

Paul Fox, Vice President, Customer Acquisition (Workplace), Texthelp

Meike Bliebenicht, Neurodiversity Programme Lead, BP

Our Speakers

Paul Fox, Vice President, Customer Acquisition (Workplace), Texthelp

Paul is Key Account Director and UK & Ireland Acquisitions Manager for Texthelp. Working across a number of key sectors including Government, Public Sector, Health, Third sector, Housing and Private Sector SME’s, Paul and his team provide assistive software solutions that help support those organisations in their diversity, inclusion and accessibility journey.

Prior to joining Texthelp in 2017, Paul spent 20 years with a leading Irish bank where he held positions including Area Manager and Head of Direct Sales & Service and more recently has also worked with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Having spent a number of years as Volunteer Director and Chair of Stepping Stones NI and with close personal experience of learning disability, Paul has developed a keen interest in accessibility, diversity and inclusion and is passionate about promoting workplace equality and creating opportunity for all. 

Outside of work, Paul is a dedicated husband, devoted father of three, musician and most recently qualified pilot!

Visit Paul’s LinkedIn profile

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What you will gain:

Flexible access to content

Our online conference portal offers a personalised content experience. You can join in with the sessions at work and on the go, live and on demand, and join in the conversation in-session with fellow attendees. 

An opportunity to make new contacts

After the learning, join us to meet speakers and fellow attendees and make new contacts at our exclusive after-show digital meetup.

Tuesday 5th June 2023 | Agenda

11:00am EDT / 4:00pm BST

Key advice on how to achieve wellness and wellbeing in the workplace 

  – Reviewing the wellbeing strategies which are working at Mazars – tips for other practitioners
  – Highlighting strategies to address anxiety and depression and other mental health issues
  – Protecting physical wellbeing in an age of flexible yet static desk-working
  – Tackling wellbeing issues connecting with the cost of living crisis
  – Measuring levels of content and taking a proactive approach to wellbeing issues

Sonal Dhulashia, Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Mazars 

in conversation with Georgina Wilczek, Chair, Diversity Network

11:25am EDT / 4:25pm BST

Panel Discussion: Improving employee wellness and wellbeing, belonging and inclusion

  – How can organisations ensure that wellbeing is a priority?
  – How is the recession affecting budgets for wellbeing initiatives? What low-cost initiatives still might help?
  – Best practices for including mental health first aid training in your organisation
  – Identifying particiular wellbeing challenges of our age, such as hybrid and remote working
  – Identifying the economic value of investing in workplace wellbeing

Moderated by
Georgina Wilczek, Chair, Diversity Network


Mark Jones, EMEA Wellbeing Manager, Randstad

Caroline Creven Fourrier, VP Global Head of Wellbeing, Novartis

Louise Aston, Wellbeing Campaign Director, Business in the Community (BITC)

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Our speakers

Sonal Dhulashia, Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Mazars

Sonal is an MCIPD qualified inclusion, diversity and wellbeing specialist who brings experience working both strategically and operationally to create inclusive workplaces. Ability to utilise commercial HR experience from a variety of sectors including retail, legal and professional services to drive workplace cultural change.

Follow Sonal on LinkedIn


12:00pm EDT / 4:00pm GMT

Recruiting with equanimity and maximising social mobility

  – Reviewing human trends in the workforce and a growing skills gap across the labour market
  – Social mobility and skills-based hiring and how to assess candidates based on skills and potential
  – Benefits of skills-based hiring and how to match talent to opportunity
  – Reviewing barriers to social moblity and forming a talent mobility strategy

Cressida Stephenson, CEO and Founder, EdenChase Associates

12:25pm EDT / 4:25pm GMT

Panel Discussion: Rethinking hiring processes to improve diversity in the workforce

  – How might Generative AI systems help to eliminate bias in the hiring process and can it be relied upon?
  – Implementing guaranteed interview shortlisting for people of certain demographics to help encourage diversity
  – Assessing the pros and cons of anonymous CVs – do they help or hinder? 
  – Ensuring that organisations invest in their employees and help them to upskill and develop

Moderator: Elisabeth Galvin, Content Editor, Diversity Network


Joanne Lockwood, Inclusive Culture Expert, SEE Change Happen

Tom Lakin, Global Resource Director, Resource Solutions

Jazz Singh, Director of Partnerships, B-Radical

Our Speakers

Cressida Stephenson, CEO & Founder, EdenChase Associates

Cressida holds over 27 years of tech search experience. Coupled with lived experience with an invisible disability, she has unparalleled experience of building communities across diverse talent pools within the international tech market place. Her motto is: “If you give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. If you teach a person to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.”

Cressida believes that collective action is key to transforming how we can create more inclusive, kinder, thoughtful, psychologically safe work environments for the future. Through Inclusive Search, #Recruit4Good and partnering with the most forward thinking and disruptive employers, she advocates changing the world for the better.

Click here to connect with Cressida on LinkedIn

Joanne Lockwood, Inclusive Culture Expert, SEE Change Happen

With many years of experience as an Inclusive Culture Expert and International Keynote Speaker, Joanne partners with clients who prioritise diversity and inclusion, hold decision-making authority, invest time and resources, and recognize LGBTQ+ and trans issues. She helps them implement robust and sustainable initiatives that foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, where everyone can thrive regardless of their background, identity, or abilities.

As the founder of SEE Change Happen, she delivers bespoke training and workshops, facilitate dialogue and engagement, and provides mentoring and coaching to leaders and teams across various sectors and industries.

Her mission is to promote positive people experiences through consciously inclusive leadership, centered on culture first.

Click here to connect with Joanne on LinkedIn

Tom Lakin, Global Resource Director, Resource Solutions

Tom Lakin is a UK-based Future of Work specialist. He works for Resource Solutions, advising clients on the latest developments, trends and innovation within the areas of talent acquisition and HR.

Resource Solutions focuses on meritocratic hiring, including bias minimisation, ethical artificial intelligence, future of work & workplace change, ESG for HR, candidate experience and assessment.

Click here to connect with Tom on LinkedIn

Jazz Singh, Director of Partnerships, B-Radical

Jazz has always been a pioneer in his life, despite challenging circumstances and has a natural optimism in his determined mind that triumphs most challenges. He is a great storyteller who has ethical strength and seeks to implement impactful cultural change, by empowering folk to be the highest version of themselves. Jazz believes that intersectionally diverse and inclusive teams will transform much more than your workplace and the glow will be far wider than your office layout. 

Jazz has a broad cross industry experience that spans many continents in the fields of financial services, media, hospitality and social value. With clarity and purpose, his mission is to rejuvenate society’s perception of diversity and seeks to ensure his life serves as an example not a warning to others, demonstrating that transformation and redemption are possible for anyone, regardless of their past. Jazz seeks to contribute towards a society where everyone, regardless of their past or circumstances, has the opportunity to thrive and meaningfully chip into their communities. Jazz was born in East London and is a proud Cockney and is a traveller and not a tourist in life.

Click here to connect with Jazz on LinkedIn

Elisabeth Galvin, Content Editor, Diversity Network

Elisabeth is content editor at Diversity Network, an organisation committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and creating a better workplace for all. As a journalist and author she has worked in the US, London, Australia and Hong Kong for a range of magazines and newspapers. She is now writing her third biography for the publisher Pen & Sword.

Click here to connect with Elisabeth on LinkedIn

Why watch the webinar?

Why Attend?

Gain unprecedented insights: Explore cutting-edge methodologies, practical solutions, and success stories from industry leaders who have championed equitable recruitment and social mobility. Learn from their experiences, challenges, and triumphs in implementing inclusive hiring strategies that drive organiastional success.

Empower your organisation: Acquire actionable strategies and tools to empower your organisation in cultivating equitable recruitment practices. Equip yourself with the knowledge to break barriers, foster social mobility, and establish a workplace culture renowned for its inclusivity and fair practices.

Lead the charge in diversity, equity, and inclusion: Join the forefront of the movement shaping the future of diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging (DEIB) workplaces. Engage in insightful discussions, challenge traditional paradigms, and draw inspiration from thought leaders pioneering a more just and inclusive world through progressive hiring practices.

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