Language on trial at Inspire Me Bristol
The barriers to gender diversity presented by language was the theme of Construction News’ Inspire Me workshop in Bristol this week.
More than 100 delegates heard from an executive coach, Susan Room, on how to present themselves more effectively, and took part in a workshop to examine gender bias in job description. Inspire Me partner Willmott Dixon invited its chief people office Rick Lee to discuss how to improve gender balance, and there was also a panel on dealing with innapropriate language in the workplace.
Bam Construct HR director Andrea Singh led a session on the language of job descriptions, which featured an interactive critique of a description for a mechanical engineer position.