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To recruit better, hire teams or use AI

Hiring is difficult, given unconscious bias. But the biggest hindrance to good choices is: we hire people we believe will make us look good. There are two innovations that may help: Hiring teams. One Silicon Valley company is experi-menting with accepting job applications from small teams, hiring all or none of the team. The team […]

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Finishing schools at work

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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The pitfalls and rewards of RECRUITMENT

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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Getting ex-offenders back to work

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 […]

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Transition year for young people

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. […]

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