Induction – or on-boarding – is difficult, especially for young workers unfamiliar with workplace norms. Ideally, business leaders would want compulsory work experience in schools, so that young people join the workforce ready for business. In the US, some firms have created finishing schools to address the same problem. When it comes to employee handbooks, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Few teenagers know what they really want to do, and half of 25-34 year olds change career path, suggesting that they made the ‘wrong’ decision. In the UK, the Sainsbury Review and the Building our Industrial Strategy green paper (p.16) suggest a transition year that supports young people to get clarity on their career aspirations. […]
Recruiters might shy away from people with past mental health problems. But there’s a case for bringing them on board, after all they’ve proven that they can work through hardship and learn lessons for the future. We should keep a look out for common causes of breakdown, such as perfectionism, family breakdown, and overwork and […]