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March 2020

Webinar: Getting Started With Diversity

Wed, 18 March @ 10:00 - 11:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

This webinar will cover key diversity issues, the business case for engaging with diversity and ways to get started on inclusion in your organisation. The session will draw on the findings of the Business in the Community's (BITC) report, The Race at Work Charter: One Year On 2019, the largest research about the experiences of black, Asian and minority (BAME) people in the workplace, BITC diversity benchmark data and information from Harvard’s Implicit Association Test among other sources. Participants will…

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Webinar: Future skills – guide to responsible automation

Wed, 18 March @ 14:30 - 15:15
Webinar United Kingdom
Free

About the webinar Deloitte, in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC), is launching a new guide for employers on how they can approach retraining workers who are in roles that will likely be partially or fully automated in the future. Nicola Inge, Employment and Skills Director at BITC, and Phil Coleman, Workforce Transformation Lead at BITC, will guide those attending through the findings and provide their expert opinions.  In this webinar, attendees will hear about: the necessity of investing…

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Webinar: Business and Biodiversity – Addressing the State of Nature

Tue, 24 March @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for members and non-members of BITC

Find out more about the challenge the UK’s wildlife faces, the impact this has on how we live and work, and the steps that all businesses can take to encourage biodiversity; at an operational level, within the workplace, across communities and individually at this webinar. Since 1970, 41 per cent of species have decreased in abundance. The total number of breeding birds in the UK fell by 44 million between 1967 and 20091. Intensive farming processes, growing urban spaces, climate…

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April 2020

Webinar: Women – Like Men, Only Cheaper?

Thu, 02 April @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for members and non-members of BITC

This webinar will draw on Business in the Community's Equal Lives research project to show how the gap in pay between women and men is part of a wider need to create workplaces that work for everyone. For all genders, at all life stages and with different types of caring responsibilities (or none). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but women in full-time work can still expect to earn about 17 per cent less than…

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Webinar: Capturing Ethnicity Data

Tue, 21 April @ 10:30 - 12:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for members and non-members of BITC

This webinar will bring together employers from different sectors across the Business in the Community (BITC) network who are interested in getting started with capturing ethnicity data. Capturing data is the second principle of the Race at Work Charter, a set of five actions developed in conjunction with the government to  support businesses with improving race equality in their workplaces. Capturing data is important for establishing a baseline and measuring progress. It is a crucial step towards improving the attraction,…

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Webinar: Employing People with Criminal Convictions

Tue, 28 April @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free

Join this webinar to learn more on how you can take simple steps in your organisation to create a fair chance for ex-offenders. Removing the tick box from application forms that asks about criminal convictions is very often the first step, 81% of businesses that employ ex-offenders say they have helped their businesses(1). Yet only 12% of senior business leaders think that employing people with convictions would improve their business performance(2). Being open to recruit people with convictions not only…

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May 2020

Webinar: An Introduction to Place-Based Approaches

Wed, 06 May @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free

About the webinar This webinar will profile Business in the Community's (BITC) pilot activity in Blackpool, Wisbech, and Lowestoft. This webinar will support businesses that want to take a lead in transforming local communities by showcasing the different models of place-based working. The BITC'S Place agenda is a response by business to take ownership of the problems in our fractured society and BITC is uniquely placed to bring the various stakeholders together to make it happen.  Find out more about BITC's Place…

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Webinar: Engaging Employees in the Global Goals

Tue, 12 May @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for members and non-members of BITC

Discover how to upskill staff in the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals, at this Business in the Community (BITC) Engaging Employees in the Global Goals webinar. During the session, those attending will look at different ways in which employers can engage their employees with the Global Goals and how to create a strategic employee engagement plan. Following an introduction from BITC, guest speakers will present examples from their own businesses of the methods they…

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June 2020

Webinar: Sourcing with Impacts: building social and environmental considerations into your purchasing practices

Tue, 23 June @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for members and non-members of BITC

About the webinar This hour-long webinar will share insights of Business in the Community's (BITC) Sourcing with Impact: Responsible Supply Chain Guide (soon to be launched). BITC will also share recommendations on how to build social and environmental considerations across the procurement lifecycle. A BITC member company will be invited to present their approach to responsible procurement in order to provide clear examples on how this can become a success. Audience Procurement practitioners, buyers, category managers, sustainability practitioners. This webinar…

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Webinar: Raising the bar — how business can have the greatest impact in education partnerships

Tue, 30 June @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free

About the webinar This webinar will update members on good practice in business and education partnerships, showcasing examples of good practice and providing a road map foran organisation's education strategy based on Business in the Community's (BITC) Business Class framework. About BITC's Education agenda BITC's mission is for business to play its part so that every child, particularly those facing social disadvantage, achieves in education, leading to a successful working life, thriving in business. We ask all businesses across the UK…

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