Insight

Create teams not talent – a sporting parallel

Date: 29 Sep 2016 Type: Insight

Hiring and retaining talent is often touted as the CEO/company’s key focus but what is rarely discussed is why hiring key talent is so crucial. Comments such as ‘we only hire the best’ and ‘our business relies on great talent’ are great sentiments but often get lost in the rhetoric of talent debates. To be clear, I absolutely agree that talent is the key differentiator between today’s businesses, but there is immense value in leaders stepping back to understand what their talent strategies are attempting to achieve and why.

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I was struck by the recent news that from 1st January 2018 in a groundbreaking effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Massachusetts will become the first US state to bar employers from asking about applicants’ salaries before offering them a job. The new law will require employers to declare a compensation figure upfront, based on what an applicant’s worth is to the company, rather than on what he or she made in a previous position.

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Skills, experience, fit & fashion…

Date: 05 Sep 2016 Type: Insight

Last week both the FT and the BBC carried a story about investment banks selecting not to hire perfectly capable candidates who were sporting brown shoes and less than conservative ties. As you can no doubt imagine this provoked quite a mixed response; extremes of horror, moral outrage and huge amusement. But then I suspect that it was written to do just that.

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Gender Diversity – The Facts

Date: 16 Aug 2016 Type: Insight

The controversial comments around gender diversity made in Business Insider by Kevin Roberts, the executive Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, were disappointing to read. At least there was a swift reaction by Publicis (Saatchi’s parent company) to put him on leave. However, with acceptance of views like his the business world will never change.

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How to be a great candidate…

Date: 16 Aug 2016 Type: Insight

We spend a great deal of time focusing on the importance of how you join an organisation and the impression you make in those critical on-boarding weeks. Equally, there is much advice available about how to resign and exit a business with creditability and dignity intact.

But what about the way to manage your job search and the companies and external partners you interact with during this period?

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A “Very British Problem” indeed!

Date: 28 Jul 2016 Type: Insight

It’s charity bake-off day in the office and over a balanced lunch of cake with a side serving of cake I browsed my usual social media feeds. In amongst the usual mix of ‘stuff’ was a post from “Very British Problems” which read; “Thinking a CV is an appropriate place to be self-deprecating.”

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