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Beware of scams: Protect yourself from fraudulent messages

At Diversifying Group, we're committed to your safety and security. We would like to ask our candidates to beware of a current scam that targets job seekers. Fraudsters may reach out to you impersonating consultants with job opportunities or offers in order to get your personal information or request payment. It's crucial to be vigilant and verify the authenticity of any messages you receive.

Recruitment scams are not always obvious. Here are a few tips on how to identify a fraudulent message:

  • It’s from an unknown phone number, country code or email address.

  • It contains a link; these may contain malware that could be installed on your device so avoid clicking on these.

  • It contains sudden requests for payment or pressure to act quickly.

  • It contains poor spelling and/or grammar.

  • It contains unrealistic salary or working arrangements - if it’s too good to be true it probably is.

For your safety, we strongly advise:

  • Do not respond to these messages.

  • Do not share any personal information, banking details, or make any payments requested through these messages.

  • Report the scam message to your local authorities or the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) through their official website for further investigation.

At Diversifying Group, we might contact you by text message, however:

  • Initial contact will usually be via an email address containing or via LinkedIn.

  • We never send job offers or requests for personal information via text message to individuals who have not registered with our agency.

  • We will never ask a candidate to pay fees as part of the recruitment process.

  • We have an office phone number on our website, so you can give us a call if you’re not sure of anything.

Stay alert and safeguard yourself against fraudulent activity. If you have any doubts or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly using the contact details below:

31 May 2024

Diversity Lens - Issue 225

"Spaces for LGBTQIA+ people are still pushed into the margins and, unfortunately, those margins are hardly ever accessible. This means that I am not only physically distanced from my community, but also emotionally distanced - how am I supposed to engage with support structures and spaces for joy when I can’t get in the door?" - Jo Gower, Lead Trainer

This is what intersectionality means in reality. Intersectionality is a concept that is still often ignored in workplaces, and the wider world. People like to put you into boxes, to concentrate on one thing at a time, but that's not how we as humans function. Each part of our identity intersects and impacts how we move about in the world and how others treat us. This is what we consider in our latest blog post Embracing Intersectionality in Business, with real life testimonies from some of our team.

We think it's a really key read, whether you're shaping a more inclusive workplace or just keen to be a better ally. - Cressie, Head of Content



🥰 Liechtenstein legalises same-sex marriage

😳 Pope uses homophobic slur, and says gossip is for women

💊 Are we finally getting birth control for men?

🧏♂️ Deaf man wins employment tribunal for discrimination

Anti-protest measures ruled unlawful




Digital nomad visas, explained

Searches for "digital nomad visas" are up 1,135% 👀

Tell me more More and more countries are offering digital nomad visas. What this means is that employees that are able to work remotely can keep their current job while moving to a different country. This initiative first popped up around 4 years ago, deep in pandemic times, but with remote and flexible working sticking around, it's more popular than ever.

Can I do it? If you can work from anywhere with decent WiFi, this is probably an option for you! Of course you'd need permission from your employer, the money to pay for the visa, and sometimes a minimum salary requirement. The visas tend to last between 6 months and 3 years, but often can be renewed. Ready to head to the airport? Pick your destination here.


Climate emissions are not contributed equally

New research shows the worst transport polluters based on income, gender, location, ethnicity and age.

What does it say? We know that the rich are way bigger polluters than poorer folk. This research narrows it down even more, pinpointing wealthy white men living in rural areas as the biggest climate culprits. These are the key stats -

💨 The richest 0.1% in Britain emit 12 times more than the average earner

💨 Men are responsible for significantly more transport emissions that women 💨 Flying emissions peak between the ages 25-35

💨 Residents in rural areas emit more than urban residents due to increased driving

💨 White people emit more through flights and private transport

Why does this matter? In the UK, transport is now the largest source of emissions. We are not all contributing as much to climate change, but we will all pay the price. This research points to the urgent need for new taxes on private jets, the transition to electric-powered vehicles, and improved public transport.


Frances #MeToo movement at Cannes 🎬

What's happening? Cannes Film Festival took place this month and was the setting for a #MeToo reckoning in the film industry.

The film festival was backdropped by news of France's most famous actor Gérard Depardieu standing trial this autumn for alleged sexual assault. Moreover, on the first day, nine women publicly accused veteran French producer Alain Sarde of abuse, allegations he denies.

Judith Godrèche Godrèche was just 14 when she became a film star. All eyes were on her, but no one thought it strange that she appeared to be in a relationship with a then middle-aged filmmaker, Benoît Jacquot. It was only decades later, when Godrèche became a mother that she realised she was taken advantage of, unable to give consent at such an age, and publicly accused Jacquot.

From this experience, she produced her short film Moi Aussi or "Me Too" which premiered at Cannes this year, featuring 1,000 survivors of sexual abuse. It appeared among other female-centred stories of abuse such as, The Balconettes, which follows three female flatmates who face up to their abusers in a gory comedy.

"We're so fed up of whispering all the time. We are entitled to yell out all our rage inside" – Oulaya Amamra, actor


🚑 Ambulances starting a BSL service

✊ Despite misinformation, Diane Abbott can stand as labour candidate

💗 People probably like you more than you think!


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