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Does working from home encourage discrimination?

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Where there’s a bubble, there tends to be bias. And when we work from home, we can distance ourselves from others who are “not like us”. So for all the merits, the working from home movement has brought, there are dark sides to consider too. Is discrimination on the rise…

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REAL Talk: Communicating DEI (properly) in 2021

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Your teams look to you as the expert on, and champion for, fair practices in your organization. But how familiar are you with what DEI is? Or how to talk about it with your colleagues? Decoding DEI — what does it mean? As HR managers, recruiters, and business leaders, we…

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Work burnout — are you expecting too much of your teams?

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What’s your management approach when it comes to work burnout? Some leaders believe the best talent will give 150% of themselves to work, 100% of the time. Others protect their teams from sources of stress. But which way is right? Balancing stress and stretch to avoid work burnout A CEO’s LinkedIn…

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DEI – here’s what the experts want you to know

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Every employee deserves to reach their full potential. But not all workers get fair access to the corporate “ladder”. Following our recent research report, ‘Diversity and The Dream: Discrimination in American Hiring’, we got three leading DEI professionals in conversation, and here’s what they had to say… Talent & Diversity:…

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Are humanoids the future of AI in organizations?

We’ve all seen the movies: human-like robots work peacefully alongside real people – until they turn against the human race and take over the world. But are robots the future of AI in HR? Whilst screenwriters have taken artistic license to stretch the limits of technology today for dramatic value,…

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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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DIVERSITY HIRING

How inclusive is your culture? It’s time for a health-check

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Every employee responsible for building, and maintaining, an inclusive culture. Leaders need to lead, yes. But culture is the outcome of everyone coming together. So how do you know when there’s still work to be done? Diversity is part of everyday life, but inclusion often isn’t In many US cities,…

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REAL Talk: Communicating DEI (properly) in 2021

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Your teams look to you as the expert on, and champion for, fair practices in your organization. But how familiar are you with what DEI is? Or how to talk about it with your colleagues? Decoding DEI — what does it mean? As HR managers, recruiters, and business leaders, we…

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INCLUSION

Supporting dyslexia at work: what can HR do?

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Dyslexia affects around 15% of Americans, making it one of the most common learning difficulties around. But how supportive are you of dyslexia at work? Dyslexia – what is it, how common is it, and how does it affect work? Dyslexia causes problems with reading, writing, and spelling. Employees with…

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Neurodiversity at work and its untapped commercial potential

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Autism, ADHD, dyslexia — these “conditions” have long been misunderstood and overlooked in modern workplaces. Now, businesses are beginning to understand the benefits of neurodiversity at work. How clued up are you? Understanding Neurodiversity at work As Oscar Wilde once famously said: “Be yourself. Everybody else is taken.” And it’s…

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CAMPUS RECRUITMENT

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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Transform Your Campus Recruitment Strategy with These 5 Tips

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When did you last update your campus recruitment strategy? Your business could be missing out on the newest top talent. Here’s why… Campus recruitment is the process of finding, engaging, and employing young people with the ideal skills to fill entry-level positions. Traditionally, businesses have visited career fairs and met…

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