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Secondary education vital to girls globally

Failing to let girls finish their education could cost the world $30 trillion in lost earnings and productivity annually. The World Bank found 132m girls worldwide do not attend school. This is not just a third world problem. In the UK, period poverty prevents girls from attending school every month. This compromises the pipeline of […]

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The isolation of gig workers

Working from home is appealing to many, but the isolation can be tough for some. Gig workers can benefit from a thoughtful approach to their engagement, just as much as contracted employees. Inviting them into an open plan office might not be the answer though, due to distractions, and more counter-intuitively the lack of cooperation, […]

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The power of great conversations

What do organisations and employees have to gain from great workplace conversations? In this guest blog David North identifies the benefits – and the barriers – and sets out six ways we can strengthen conversations at work. A deep connection I love listening to the radio. Whether it’s Desert Island Discs, a Mark Kermode film […]

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Don’t be afraid of career conversations

In this blog, Jonathan Winter – CEO at The Career Innovation Company – shares advice for managers and says career conversations should be seen as an opportunity not a threat. If you’re a manager, your team may look to you for help planning their career. That can be an intimidating prospect. What is your role? […]

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Focus on 5% of your workforce…

At Ci we like to remind organisations to invest in ‘the vital many’ – the majority who get disengaged if a few ‘HiPos’ gain unfair attention. We think that’s important because too many talent practices are baloney; lacking evidence & creating self-fulfilling investments in people. Better to release untapped talent by spotting keen learners, not […]

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