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HR Insights

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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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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4 LGBTQ+ TED talks to challenge your culture of inclusivity

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Diversity means bringing people of different identities together. But how do you help them connect? It starts with a conversation, as these 4 TED talks from the LGBTQ+ community make clear. Conversation changes culture When businesses undergo a cultural transformation, they leave behind one identity and move towards another. Chances…

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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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