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Can mid-life career support unlock your largest untapped talent pool?

Laura Walker, mid-life specialist, challenges organisations to recognise and support their largest untapped pool of talent. Stories of mid-lifers retiring early or coasting into retirement from 45 are long gone. Most us will have 15, 20, or 25 years of working left. Globally, populations are aging faster than ever and people are working longer – […]

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Developing personal agency for career growth

Does life happen to us or are we possibly drivers of our own future? Nathan Iverson, PhD argues first for a mindset of human agency and second outlines practical steps for building agency for career growth and job satisfaction in ourselves and others.   The vast majority of our day-to-day decisions are made automatically (Kahneman, […]

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L&D barking up the wrong tree?

Employees need to learn new skills – and fast. Shockingly only 21% of staff feel very well equipped to do their job well, according to a recent UK survey. Published by City & Guilds, the research pins the blame on poor learning design. Of course it makes sense to create training courses that are as […]

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Are you ‘frozen’? Or are you ready for change?

I’m writing this sitting at the chart table of a sailing boat, in the midst of circumnavigating the UK and Ireland (www.GTnova.info). As a result, I’m seeing different places, talking to different people, and thinking about what it takes for towns and cities to thrive, economically and socially. This morning I was chatting with a […]

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Seize the potential of diverse talent

Want to build a diverse workplace? Most do. Yet achieving it is still problematic. This was the topic of a recent NICEC symposium led by Rosemary McLean, Sharon Peake and Valerie Rowles. Barriers facing women reaching senior roles are both cultural and structural. Interestingly the not-for-profit sector seems to fare better, so lessons might be […]

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