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  • HR Bias Continues To Affect Recruitment Decisions

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    Unconscious bias exists in almost every individual, but can perhaps have the most detrimental impact when present amongst HR professionals, who have the greatest responsibility for ensuring that new recruits are the perfect fit, not just for the current requirements of the business but also for the longer term business plan, with their hiring decisions…

  • The “wide angle lens” and the “endoscope” – tools for the inclusive leader. – by Sue Sjuve

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    The starting point for any leader who wishes to create a more inclusive workplace is themselves. They need to look inside and understand themselves and they need to be able to encompass a wide range of points of view and consider them without leaping to a judgement. Whilst we might aspire to make decisions objectively,…

  • It Takes Courage – by Barbara Babcock

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    It Takes Courage – by Barbara Babcock The first month of 2013 is drawing to a close and just before it does, I wanted to share this blog with you. As the person introducing the blog wrote, ‘…it is perhaps the most important of all to publish, because it is a first-hand account of a…

  • Coaxing versus Quotas – are we focussing on the right thing? – by Sue Sjuve

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    The much debated topic of “quotas verses coaxing” in respect of women on Boards came up again this month with the European Commission apparently drafting proposals to mandate that 40% of non-executive board directors should be female by 2020. This draft legislation aims to address what EU officials perceive to be a continuing severe gender…

  • Inspiration & Legacy – by Barbara Babcock

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    Like many of you, I found the Olympics and Paralympics inspiring, especially the Paralympians who, through illness or injury, experienced a loss and overcame that to become an elite athlete. Several said they would not turn back the clock, the illness/injury opened up new opportunities for them that they would otherwise not have had. As…

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