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Social attitudes affect women’s ambitions

Despite females doing just as well as their male counterparts in school and university, social attitudes in the classroom affect girls’ science ambitions detrimentally, especially in engineering and computer science.  Maybe girls need to experience more role models, such as these female STEM TED talkers and these STEM interviewees. Self-doubt follows women (and other minority […]

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Women returners – a missed opportunity?

In the UK, members of parliament are calling for more support to help women returners – women re-entering the workplace. Given women’s wealth of experience, companies are missing an opportunity to snap up some talented people. Increasing maternal employment by 5% could generate around £750 million in increased tax revenue and decreased benefit spending for the country. […]

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Will Donald Trump’s policies be sabotaged by robots?

The new US president wants to bring jobs back to the US, but – whatever the long-term impact of protectionism – pundits anticipate the continued destruction of jobs due to automation. It’s easy to find examples of jobs disappearing in the motor industry, displaced by physical robots, a phenomenon first seen in 1937 and popular […]

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Impressing your employer at every stage

To get that ideal role, there’s one word that can transform your resume to impress the hiring manager. ‘Which’ is followed by an explanation. It enables us to demonstrate the value we add. Then at interview, we need to demonstrate higher order thinking skills (per Bloom’s taxonomy) that differentiate us from artificial intelligence. Once we’ve […]

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Mental health in divorce season

Due to the pressures of Christmas, UK charity Relate received a 39% increase in calls  to their telephone helpline last January. It’s that time again. Divorce damages mental health, second only to the death of a spouse or child. The stress of divorce generates a huge cost for employee and employer alike, with productivity falling as […]

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