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Why job adverts matter if you want a diverse workforce

January 4, 2019
why job adverts matter if you want a diverse workforce

Metro Bank placed a great job advertisement on Linkedin recently. It wasn’t the contents of the job that caught my eye (although that looked interesting too). It was the footnote at the bottom. The footnote read: Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also…

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Why every organisation needs to define their purpose

July 19, 2018
why every organisation needs to define their purpose

Organisations are good at describing what they do. They’re not always quite so good at defining why they do it. However, when most of our basic needs are and what we buy is a choice –  the ‘why’ is what makes us purchase one brand over another. The ‘why’ is also what makes us want to put in the extra effort at work. Human beings are emotional creatures.…

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Wellbeing at work

June 12, 2018
wellbeing at work

Why wellbeing at work matters Have you ever felt issues in your personal life were stopping you from concentrating properly at work? Or you are thinking about work at home and finding it hard to switch off? Yep. Me too on both counts. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. Changes in the way we work mean there is a less of a demarcation between work and…