Grand gestures v everyday engagement

11 July 2022
The competition for talent (it’s not a war, people) and the drive to get people out of their pjs and into the office, has led a number of companies to make grand gestures. Parties, merchandise, nights out; one professional services firm even has a pub with free drinks now in its building .  There are […]
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Peers in Careers: The changing faces in student employability

19 September 2023
In Conversation with Emma Moore, Head of University Partnerships, Gradconsult and ex-Director of Careers and Employability at the University of Liverpool and some fantastic Peer Career Coaches from the University of Liverpool. Jayne Cullen, 106 Communications Early Careers Consultant, recently attended the ISE webinar on Peers in Careers where Emma was joined by Jane Campbell, […]

The Communicators’ Corner….Rina Paredes

30 August 2023
Welcome to “The Communicators’ Corner” – a series where we ask senior IC leaders the questions that you’ve always wanted answers to. We’re delving into challenges they encounter, the strategies they employ to surmount them, and the inspiration that drives them as communicators. This is a platform for collective learning, from each other’s wins (and […]

The Holy Grail: Employer Branding Differentiation.

24 August 2023
Back in the days before TikTok and Soya Chai Lattes, I worked with a copywriter who reckoned that most employer brand campaigns were generated by taking two or more of the following words ‘Difference, Together, Make, Better, You’ and creating a strapline. Or, as he also said, just put ‘together’ at the beginning or end […]

The importance of people versus process: In conversation with Rob Fryer

24 August 2023
Rob Fryer is the current Director of Recruitment for Now Teach, a charity that finds and supports career changers into secondary teaching. Rob has seen the full 360 of the Early Careers market, having headed up student recruitment for Deloitte for over 6 years before moving into the world of Higher Education, starting off as […]

Apprenticeships: Shattering stereotypes to shape success

24 August 2023
The apprenticeship system dates back to the 16th Century as a means to provide technical training to young people starting out. In the modern employer market, apprenticeships look very different and can be a career starter in everything from HR, to consulting to a legal career. The times have changed – now our mindsets need […]

Your not-so-loyal servant

14 August 2023
Recently on the tablet of wisdom that is LinkedIn, a coach/consultant asked the people of LinkedIn to vote on whether managers should be rewarded for retaining staff. The people responded – by not voting!  Probably taken aback at being asked to consider whether managers would have it in their power to do this. Because retention […]

Dosh, dough, bees and honey – let’s get used to talking about MONEY

31 July 2023
Talking about money in the UK is hard, sometimes being seen as gauche or embarrassing particularly when you are asking for help. In a time when finances are changeable due to inflation and the dreaded cost of living is squeezing everyone, what can employers do to help when they aren’t able to raise salaries? Are […]

Diversity and inclusion: understanding the intersectionality of mental health in the workplace

20 July 2023
Written by Student Marketing Intern, Koy Rogers   I was recently listening to an online discussion held by Uptree around diversity, inclusion and belonging. They raised the topic of the diversity in mental health, lifestyles and needs and it got me thinking- what are the real implications of the diversity and the intersectionality within mental […]

Bringing the Love to the IHR Employer Branding Conference

18 July 2023
Employer branding with more love.  This year, we at 106 brought the love to the IHR Employer Branding conference – and can we just say it was the perfect match. For the uninitiated, this conference is a gathering of Talent professionals and Employer Branding whizzes, all interested and invested in telling their organisation’s story to […]
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