Fostering a positive work environment in a post-pandemic world

Work relationships are a necessary truth in any workplace. Learning how to develop positive and genuine work relationships is crucial in creating a work culture that not only purports strong company values, but acts by them too. Company culture is a hot topic and with the continuing rise and importance of mental health in the…

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World Bipolar Day 2022: Rethinking Mental Health

At Xander, we are committed to rethinking mental health, continuing to push boundaries and drive employment opportunities for neurodiverse talent. We’re celebrating World Bipolar Day and have drawn up a list of facts and misconceptions, so we can continue to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.   Why do we celebrate it? World Bipolar…

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How businesses can enable neurodiversity in the workplace

Neurodiversity in the workplace is more important than ever. Neurodiverse individuals have unique strengths and high-level skills that for a number of reasons, may be overlooked. But how can organisations support these individuals and help them to realise their abilities?   What is neurodiversity? Neurodiversity, put simply, is the difference in human brain function between…

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Being an introvert in a world of extroverts

Joel is a Xander Associate who understands a very real issue that many of us face on a daily basis. That being an introvert, when extroversion is encouraged can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be, in fact, it can be used as a strength. “There’s no way you’re an introvert –…

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Malala Yousafzai: Our Inspiration

Malala

Xander Talent is inspired by the story of Malala Yousafzai, in honour of  International Human Rights Day, we explore what makes this young woman so special and what she sacrificed for the rights of women everywhere.   For many people around the world Malala represents a lot of things. She stands for Integrity, Bravery, Justice…

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Chickenshed: Trailblazing inclusion for over 40 years

Business Change Associate Thomas Law has been working closely with Chickenshed over the past few months as a social enterprise project. His and his groups ambitions were to assist the group in any way possible to help this fantastic organisation achieve their goals. Thomas sat down with Dave Carey to discuss the project and Xander’s…

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Meet the brewery teaching people with disabilities to brew great beer

Xander Data Analyst Alex was part of the team of Associates who were involved in one of our social enterprise projects that focuses on training individuals with physical and neurological diversities to brew amazing beer. The team provided support with the planning of a potential new location in Liverpool, and Alex has shared his experiences.…

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Emotional intelligence in a digital working world

Xander Associate Akash  recognises that the digital working world is very real, and lasting beyond the reaches of lockdowns. However, how can we harness the emotional intelligence of the workplace in a digital world?   Lockdown is in the past, and the world is healing (slowly). Organisations have adapted to a new remote way of…

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