The area of employment, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development has featured heavily in my career to date.
During my time at the ILO, I built up a comprehensive understanding of international labour law, instruments to protect workers from discrimination, and the tripartite mechanisms of developing labour protection.
I published a number of papers for the ILO on the issues of labour market discrimination against migrant workers, some of which can be consulted here.
My work at the Commission for Racial Equality initially focussed upon the private sector and the measures that employers could take both to fulfil their legal obligations under the Race Relations Act, but also to promote equality and diversity in the workplace. My extensive understanding of such concepts as ethnic monitoring, corporate social responsibility reporting, positive action and accessibility. developed during this time.
While at the CRE, I also became a trade union representative and participated in discussions and meetings to promote the rights of our members across the country. This further enhanced my understanding of labour market issues.
For reasons of client confidentiality, I choose not to name the clients with whom I work on these issues. My client base includes a wide range of end clients, including major multi-national corporations, universities, business associations and SMEs.
The translations I undertake in this field cover a wide range of topics, broadly encapsulated by the terms 'corporate social responsibility' and 'human resources' more generally. My translations include corporate social responsibility sections of annual reports, human resource reports, correspondence between trades unions and employers, staff handbooks and manuals, recruitment packs, job advertisements, internal newsletters and intranet sites, press packs etc.