HR Insights - The Podcast. Series 5: The Changing World of EDI

Stuart Elliott

By Stuart Elliott


Sasha Scott

Sasha Scott

Welcome back to HR Insights: The Podcast! 

Today we are back for the first episode of Series 5, after the success of series 4 we can’t wait to share more exciting guests with you this season. Our first guest is a familiar face to Elliott Scott HR and a partner of ours, Sasha Scott. Sasha has been on the podcast previously and holds the record for our most popular episode ever!


For those that are new here, Sasha is the CEO and Founder of the Inclusive Group and is considered an expert in the field of EDI, she has appeared on the BBC and has been published in multiple newspapers. She understands the commercial drivers behind reducing bias within the workplace and the critical need to promote and sustain an inclusive workplace culture.


In this episode our CEO and Host for this season Stuart Elliott speaks to Sasha Scott to discuss the changes in diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Over the years the acronym that surrounds this field has changed dependant on what organisations should contemporarily prioritise. They also discuss the changes across EDI and how hybrid work has affected the inclusivity of the workplace. 

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Key Timestamps:

  • 01:36 – Intro to Sasha Scott
  • 06:48 – The change to EDI
  • 09:56 – EDI trends 
  • 16:04 – Fear of saying the wrong thing 
  • 18:33 – Effects of hybrid working
  • 20:40 – Increase of bias 
  • 24:26 – Moving work to lower cost locations 
  • 27:50 – Biggest issues in the EDI space
  • 29:37 – ‘Woke-ism’ 
  • 34:17 – Learning from mistakes 
  • 39:22 – 3 key topics for 2023