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Why creating a DEI team is only half the battle

You know that focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion is important for your company. You’ve probably seen the stats a million times already. Having a diverse workforce is essential if your business is going to thrive, not to mention being…

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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…

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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…

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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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HR TECH AND TIPS

Why creating a DEI team is only half the battle

You know that focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion is important for your company. You’ve probably seen the stats a…

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Why DEI matters more than ever in a recession, and how you can continue to hire inclusively

Why DEI matters more than ever in a recession

We all know that DEI is an essential part of recruitment. It creates diverse, creative teams and a great workplace…

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY + INCLUSION

Why creating a DEI team is only half the battle

You know that focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion is important for your company. You’ve probably seen the stats a…

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Why DEI matters more than ever in a recession, and how you can continue to hire inclusively

Why DEI matters more than ever in a recession

We all know that DEI is an essential part of recruitment. It creates diverse, creative teams and a great workplace…

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SOCIAL MOBILITY

Social mobility and problems with the student recruitment process

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Here at Headstart, we’re passionate about improving social mobility. We want to find ways to champion underprivileged candidates — people…

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The power of offering entry-level jobs with “no experience” required

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Should we expect workforce newcomers to have impressive employment histories? ‘Experienced early talent’ is something of an oxymoron really and,…

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EARLY TALENT

COVID means far fewer applications for early talent roles

If you’ve been hiring during the COVID pandemic, you’ll know that the landscape has changed considerably over the last couple…

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Does your open position really need a degree?

Some jobs require a degree qualification. Doctors, teachers, and lawyers, for example, use their degree knowledge on a daily basis.…

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DISABILITY

“Stop stepping on eggshells.” The truth about getting a job with a disability.

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There are certain career paths that require full physical ability. But for most other jobs, disability needn’t be a barrier.…

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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…

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