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Why February is the new January

24th January 2022 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. As I wish you the best for 2022, you may think I’m a bit late. After all, January will soon be over. But then, so too are many new year resolutions. There are various reasons for that, not least our self-delusion that the

A question of values

22nd December 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Earlier this year at our company’s annual Women’s Conference, one of the questions posed for delegates was ‘Who is your best self?’ I was reminded of this while looking back over the last tumultuous year. In business when we review performance, there are

Degrees of hope, and desperation

17th December 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. As we approach the end of the calendar year, it’s natural to pause and take stock. That reflective mood is all the more appropriate at times like this, when we’re suspended between waves of the coronavirus and the future of our planet hangs

Making neurodivergent sense of the world

13th December 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Among the more positive stories in the media recently have been reports on public figures who’ve shared how they’d been diagnosed with various syndromes on the neurodiverse spectrum. The TV presenter Melanie Sykes, for example, described her autism diagnosis at 51 as ‘life-changing’:

Doing our bit for the Armed Forces community

13th December 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The 11th day of the 11th month – Remembrance Day is an annual landmark and national commemoration that means different things to different people. For some, it is a reminder of family members, sometimes distant relatives, who died in the two World Wars.

Food for thought on the diversity menu

11th November 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. We have addressed a diverse range of thought-provoking topics at our weekly Wellness for All webinars over the last 18 months, including nutrition and health. Last week we took a bigger bite and hosted a special webinar ‘cook-a-long’ devoted to Indian cuisine.

Business culture in times of change

8th November 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Change provokes a range of emotions in employees and poses some difficult challenges for business managers. Right now, the prospect of major change is a live issue for people in many businesses as they look to recover and transform, not least of all

Celebrating Women – and progression towards the norm

28th October 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK Recently in a hotel in Birmingham there was an important gathering and a step towards normality. The annual conference of our Women’s Network returned to an in-person event as it used to be. With reasonable precautions, people came together in the same room

Dyslexia and the diversity dividend

22nd October 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK Albert Einstein and Kiera Knightley, John Lennon, and Sir Richard Branson – all highly successful in their careers, admired role models, and dyslexic. They’re just a few of the famous examples of people who’ve overcome dyslexia’s hidden barriers, or perhaps it’d be

The road to inclusion

13th September 2021 Posted by

Earlier this summer, I felt both shocked and moved while hosting our weekly Wellness for All webinar. One of a series of sessions raising awareness and promoting inclusion and diversity in our company, the theme was transgender. Bobbi Pickard of Trans in the City – a joint initiative with global companies to inform attitudes to gender diversity – shared her

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