Recruitment is difficult, especially given unconscious bias. But the biggest hindrance to making the best choice is that we hire people who we believe will make us look good. There’s an interesting new hiring method on the horizon that might lead to more diversity of recruitment. Hiring teams, rather than individuals. One Silicon Valley company […]
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Ex-offenders in the UK who have reformed may be allowed to hide their past from employers, in a bid to help them to make a fresh start. This will unburden the welfare system from supporting them, and give them the independence they need to get back to a ‘normal’ life. Glassdoor is also banning job […]
Since the news broke about the sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein, the lid has been lifted on many other cases in the arts and politics. Those in the public eye are under scrutiny, but what lies behind the curtain in other workplaces? Half of women (and a fifth of men) say they have been […]
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with messages about ‘Creating the New You’; join a gym, lose weight, or make a career change. The reality is that many of us are entrenched in deep patterns of behaviour that have become the norm, so it can be hard to make a real change. We […]
The Chartered Management Institute estimates women in the UK are underpaid every day by 100 minutes in comparison to male colleagues; as evidenced by the BBC’s pay gap figures. Hence the new requirements for reporting gender pay gaps in businesses of over 250 people, which go beyond the existing requirement for equal pay. Some studies […]