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The Headstart blog is a collection of original weekly content designed to keep inclusive early talent-hiring at the top of your 'To Do' list. Stop your organization from overlooking diverse future leaders, fuel your DEI strategy, and triumph in the boardroom armed with up-to-date info.

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Time for change

It’s been six years since Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft first released diversity reports, revealing the companies’ workforces were overwhelmingly white or Asian men. Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote his employees a letter promising the company would be “as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing products.”  It’s…

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HR and Artificial Intelligence: Why we need to consider diversity now more than ever

This article is inspired by a stimulating discussion at an HR leaders meetup at Odgers Berndtson last week and from listening to this podcast involving Stuart Russell – a pioneering authority on Artificial Intelligence.   AI and why we don’t need to worry As with any buzzword artificial intelligence (AI…

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How AI Cuts Through The Noise In The Talent Pool

New recruiting mechanisms are driving an enormous number of candidates to apply for open positions, and to better search those applicant pools, companies are increasingly turning to AI to take a more data-driven approach to recruitment. Watch Forbes Insights with Nick Shekerdemian.

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TechTalks with Nick Shekerdemian

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Dave Savage talks to Headstart co-founder Nick Shekerdemian to understand more about Headstart, and how our blend of data science and machine learning is helping organisations to transform their hiring process.

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Headstart co-founders make Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list

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Forbes third annual 30 Under 30 Europe list features 300 young disruptors across a diverse list of categories, including entertainment, finance and technology, and includes Headstart co-founders Nick Shekerdemian and Jeremy Hindle.

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Watson Talent Talks with Gareth Jones at HR Tech World Amsterdam

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IBM Global Director David Green turns the Watson Talent Talks mic over to Gareth Jones, CEO of Headstart, at HR Tech World Amsterdam.

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Promoting diversity: is the UK doing enough for minority grads?

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The world of work is undergoing significant change. But is there hope for diversity and early talent amidst the doom and gloom of increased economic pressures? Let’s talk: Promoting diversity amid an employment crisis Will graduates now enter a more diverse workplace? How to attract the best early talent Download…

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The most Underrepresented Groups in Finance

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The financial world has long been nicknamed an “Old Man’s Club,” and it’s easy to see why. Many demographic groups are seriously underrepresented, as these alarming — and disappointing — statistics make clear. Who are the most underrepresented groups in banking and financial services? It’s the type of management outburst…

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NEURODIVERSITY

Experts talk: hiring (and championing) neurodivergent grads

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Even in the context of DEI, neurodiversity is rarely discussed. Is neurodivergent hiring at risk of being overlooked, especially for early talent? Here’s what our experts had to say… Neurodivergent representation in today’s workplace We’re going to put this plainly: neurodivergent talent has a hard time entering the workforce. In…

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Autism at work: achieving inclusion for a spectrum of needs

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The autistic community represents a wealth of un- and under-utilized skills. It’s in everyone’s interest to change that — making workplaces across the world more inclusive for those with autism. Inclusion and autism — are you doing enough? Autism is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA). According to this…

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CAMPUS RECRUITMENT

Cultivating inclusive early talent internships (+ 9 practical resources)

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Early talent internships open doors to the world of work. But do they offer equal opportunities to new and soon-to-be grads from different demographics? Not always. Here’s how — and why — internships could offer more, to more people. The purpose of early talent internships Internships are nothing new —…

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Early talent recruitment – are you fishing in the wrong pond?

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Where are you focusing your campus recruiting efforts? It goes without saying, there’s a lot to be said for Ivy League schools. Yet, they aren’t the be-all and end-all — particularly if your business is wanting the best early talent.  Tunnel vision is jeopardizing your campus recruiting efforts We’ve all been…

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GENDER EQUALITY

Equality, women and work: damage control in 2021

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COVID-19 has shut borders, closed businesses, and undone decades of progress for working women. Your business may have been top of the class for gender equity pre-2020, but take your eye off the ball now, and the results could be irreversible. 1: Today’s landscape 2: Achievements so far 3: Helping…

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Gender equality in the workplace — lessons for 2021 and beyond

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Gender inequality can be an entrenched issue in the office. It reveals itself in pay grade differences, lack of representation at senior level, and sometimes — incredibly —  minimal intervention against gross misconduct. Reaching gender equality requires radical action in organizations. Here’s what you need to know… HR’s role in…

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