2020 has been unprecedented year so far as organisations have had to adapt to social distancing and support new ways of working. The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically increased home working, video conferencing and online operations, increasing the risk of Cyber attacks and has accelerated the digital transformation.Details
Written by Chris Harvey Recent national and international events indicate that significantly greater progress in our society is needed to tackle inequality and discrimination. Despite an ethnically diverse workforce across most NHS organisations, staff from ethnic backgrounds are still more likely to experience discrimination, bullying, harassment, and abuse, and less likely than white colleagues to…Details
The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. Most countries were not ready to deal with an event of this magnitude and most businesses could not have anticipated the social and economic upheaval that the pandemic has inflicted. In 2019’s Aon Global Risk Management Survey, the number one risk according to Risk Managers globally was seen as the…Details
Culture, Diversity and Inclusion has been a key theme for NEDonBoard throughout 2020.
Here, we share an overview of some important issues and best practices identified for board members in relation to Culture, Diversity and Inclusion following a series of meetings and events with the board community.
NEDonBoard, the professional body for non-executive directors and board members in the UK, collaborated with Maanch to donate 15% of their new membership sign-ups during the period of the lockdown. “As a community of senior executives, we wanted to contribute responsibly during these challenging times. Maanch came as a natural fit for their focus on…Details
Written by Elise Perraud The topic of NED compensation is one that we often get asked. Questions primarily come from aspiring non-executive directors, recently appointed NEDs and organisations. Recently appointed NEDs and organisations are typically looking for a benchmark to ensure that the remuneration offered is competitive and in line with practices. For aspiring NEDs,…Details
Workplace Diversity The last few weeks have seen a renewed blaze against racial discrimination around the world, including in the workplace. While the UK workforce is substantially more diverse than it was a generation ago, the profiles of company boards, particularly in unlisted firms, too often bear very little resemblance to their employees or customers. Most companies need to try…Details
On 16th June 2020, NEDonBoard hosted an online Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning workshop for NEDs. An overview, presentation slides and BCP interview are available here.Details