How world events inspired positive change in Stella McCartney

by HRD Connect | Report

At Stella McCartney’s London headquarters, events of 2020 including the George Floyd murder and the subsequent BLM demonstrations provided a drastic call to action for the organisation. 

The company set about reviewing its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, ensuring that the short, medium and long-term actions were going to create genuine change for the company and wider industry.

The company already had great communication tools, like Workplace from Facebook. In Peakon, it had an engagement tool which created a continual feedback loop and allowed HR leaders to ask really relevant questions around belonging and inclusion. 

However, the people leaders wanted to go further. They wanted to create a forum for colleagues to discuss how they really felt about the protests and what issues those protests were raising.

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