D&I Weekly News Round Up: Discrimination, LGBTQ+ and more
There has been a lot of talk lately about psychological safety at work – that can support employee well-being and improve productivity and retention. This interesting article shows why psychological safety should be a strategic priorityand how companies and leaders can overcome obstacles.
Very informative article on flexible working and how young workers can be affected by presenteeism. According to research, younger generations are less likely than older colleagues to work flexible hours – feel more pressure to show that they are online/at their desk.
Concerns have been expressed about a new call center software from the voice technology company Sanas, which can change workers’ accents and make them look like white Americans. The start-up claims that the technology was developed to prevent discrimination by accent and to improve the welfare of call center workers – but critics push back and say it doesn’t eliminate anything, it just helps sales. Learn more here.
This week, Singapore has decided to abolish 377A, a colonial-era law that prohibits gay sex. Singapore also announced, however, that they would amend the constitution to officially restrict marriage to heterosexual couplesSo block marriage equality.