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{Podcast} Shirley Harrison, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre : Creating Greater Balance and Diversity in Manufacturing Through Inclusive Process Design

In Episode 3 of The Talent Intelligence Podcast we are joined by the amazing Shirley Harrison from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), based at The University of Sheffield.

For over 30 years now Shirley has been working in the male dominated industry of manufacturing and mechanical engineering. And in recent months has been given the added responsibility of being appointed the Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion where she leads strategy development and implementation to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can be themselves and differences are recognised and respected.

Here’s a quick glimpse at some of things we chatted about:

  • Why AMRC created this new Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion position AND why Shirley wanted to take up this challenge…
  • What story is the data and insights telling Shirley so far around the Gender Pay Gap…
  • How Shirley plans to change the current recruitment processes through “systematic process change” to help create a more diverse and inclusive workplace…

We also chatted about how to write better job description ads to help attract more female candidates, her thoughts on a blind selection process and how to adapt interview panels…and much more.

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