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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“Deep empathy” to drive real change for dyslexics in the workplace

12 April 2023
£50,000 is a lot of money to lose… but that was the fate of M&S after they dismissed dyslexic employee Rita Jandu for ‘rushing’ and making ‘mistakes’. In fact, management had failed to recognise that Rita was communicating in a style that worked for her and her neurodivergence. M&S not only suffered a financial blow […]

Our experience with #10000BlackInterns, and find out about #10000AbleInterns.

01 November 2022
With applications now open for #10000AbleInterns, we wanted to share our experience participating in #10000BlackInterns.   The programme’s mission is to support black heritage students and graduates realise their potential and transform their horizons with paid internships across more than 25 sectors. Since the programme began two years ago over 2500 internships have been completed across over 700 participating […]

Is AJ Tracey’s Oxford University fund what Black students need?

18 October 2022
British rapper AJ Tracey launched his fund yesterday, with a view to address the ‘historic underrepresentation’ of Black students at Oxford University.[1] Though the criteria are vague, it involves a £40,000 per year donation in partnership with St Peter’s college, which has had Black undergraduates since its foundation (1929).   Despite good intentions, AJ Tracey’s […]

I have a fear that Gen Z are the least resilient generation…

03 October 2022
‘I have a fear that Gen Z are the least resilient generation…’[1] These are the words of Steven Bartlett, the youngest Dragon in the history of Dragon’s Den and host of The Diary Of A CEO podcast. These scathing words come from someone just outside the Gen Z age bracket and echo age-old sentiments of […]

Gen Z trends – hustles, hiring and dream jobs

21 September 2022
An emotional weekend… …a weekend full of emotion in our household, as for many across the country, as we celebrated the life and mourned the loss of Queen Elizabeth. Not being a particularly strong monarchist (I did avidly watch The Crown and can’t wait for the next series mind you!), yet, I felt compelled to […]

Top tips for employers going back onto campus this autumn

21 September 2022
On Thursday 7th September I popped into the Bright Network Festival of Careers at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in London. It surprised me in many ways as I hadn’t been to a face-to-face student event since before Covid. I was taken aback by the professional demeanour of (most!) students. I was also quite interested by […]

Influencers are the key to recruitment drive success

20 September 2022
Influencers are the key to recruitment drive success ‘Influencers’ – a term which strikes fear into the heart of recruitment teams. There is much mystique and uncertainty surrounding this role and how they can be used as a tool to attract talent. You might associate this title more readily with the likes of Molly-Mae or […]

Recruitment is all about the quality…

06 September 2022
Speaking to a recruiter recently, he was moaning how much of a candidate market we are in. One candidate, he said, demanded £17k more than he was being offered!  He didn’t get that role, but was obviously confident of his salary demands. Low unemployment, high demand for a range of key skills, contrasting views about […]

The Hairy Reality of Being Black In The Workplace

02 August 2022
‘It doesn’t smell does it?’ *recoils in horror* Have a go at guessing what that comment was in response to… An awfully out of date yoghurt? A gory wound? Entering the room your flatulent pet dog has been relaxing in? This comment was actually said in a conversation about my hair earlier in the week […]
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