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The 49th AGR Conference: the highlights

The 49th AGR Student and Recruitment conference.  6-8th June 2017.  A windy Brighton.  A maze of a hotel (Metropole) for the conference.  While the Grand (venue for Gala Dinner) didn’t look so grand from the outside, as it gets a bit of a face-lift! All in all, it promised a fun-packed agenda covering everything from […]Read more

Moving the dial in Diversity & Inclusion

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The Insurance market has long been a bastion of white, middle-class, middle-aged men.  But is it changing?  On March 22nd, Hanover Search Group held a breakfast event on the New Paradigm in Diversity & Inclusion.  The guest speaker was Pauline Miller, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Lloyd’s of London. Times they are a-changing.  Pauline […]Read more

Women in Leadership

I was recently invited to speak at a conference for Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law by the wonderful Funke Abimbola. A niche group of people – all people working in Life Sciences, and the majority lawyers.  But the issues, barriers and opportunities they have are shared by females leaders in organisations around the world. I had […]Read more

Diversity & Inclusion, and the age of personalised engagement…

18 months ago, a small group of people got together to discuss diversity & inclusion and employee engagement, as part of Engage for Success. We didn’t know each other.  We were very different in many ways.  And we certainly didn’t always agree with each other.  But we had a common cause. Yesterday we hosted our […]Read more

“We’re all fine.” Why we need to talk about mental health.

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How are you? “I’m fine” We’re all fine. At least, that’s what we tell each other at work. We may say we’re busy, under the cosh, a bit stressed or completely swamped. But we rarely, if ever, admit that we’ve got a mental health issue. Because that labels us. It’s a stigma. It shows weakness. […]Read more

The story of toilets and driving diversity…

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Toilets.  We take them for granted. You go to work and there’s a toilet there for you.  Whether you’re male or female. Except when you work on the train tracks for Network Rail. You could be fixing and maintaining the track miles away from a station and any accessible toilet. For men, not a problem.  The […]Read more