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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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Time will not heal the pay gap

The results of the gender pay gap reporting confirm that there are more men at the top of organisations, which creates a disparity in average earnings of men and women.  The typical timing of childbirth, between 25 and 35, has an impact; and difficult to control schedules get in the way of women stepping into […]

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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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The grubby story of sexual harassment

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 […]

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Don’t ignore mental health

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 […]

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