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By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 30th April
In an era where more people go to university than ever before, it’d be easy to believe that we live in a world of equal opportunity. But the reality is very different – and we all need to pull together to change it.
By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 9th April
Did you know almost 75% of UK workers feel age discrimination is common in the workplace? Interestingly, it’s a problem at both ends of the scale. A recent study found three quarters of those aged between 25 and 34 feel discriminated against for being too young, while half of those aged 55-plus reported having also faced prejudice.
According to Stonewall, 35% of employees last year hid that they were LGBTQ+ at work for fear of discrimination. It’s shocking but sadly unsurprising; Aimee Stephens, a funeral director who lost her job after telling her boss she was transgender, is just one example of such discrimination.
For many, scaling the career ladder to a position of power is the epitome of success. But being good at your day job doesn't necessarily make you a good leader. In fact, a recent survey found that a shocking 71% of companies lack belief in their leader’s ability to guide their organisation into the future. So, what exactly makes a good leader? There’s no simple answer, but there’s certainly particular traits that’ll help you build a successful and happy business. Here’s our top six.
By Kiri O'Brien on Saturday 19th January
2018 marked a century since women won the right to vote, but the way we view – and subsequently treat – men and women is still far from equal. Whether they’re in the office, on a sports pitch or walking the red carpet, powerful women in the workplace continue to be perceived very differently to their male counterparts.
By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 3rd January
With a new year upon us – and renewed pressures of ‘new year, new me’ – returning to the workplace in January can be stressful in more ways than one. But mental health in the workplace doesn’t need to be daunting. Here’s some simple steps you can take to support your employees’ wellbeing at work.
By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 9th December
20% of the UK would describe themselves as being “terrified” of public speaking to the point of suffering from glossophobia - a total fear of speaking in front of a crowd. Whether you need to practice your public speaking skills for a job interview or a business presentation, take a look at our nine tips for perfecting the art of public speaking.
By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 6th December
Whilst the majority of critics lauded Crazy Rich Asians this year, some contest how representative the actors actually are of the multi-cultural Singapore, or even how ‘Asian’ they are. What remains to be seen is if the film really does go some way to transforming the entertainment industry for Asian actors.
Last month, we attended Web Summit in Lisbon alongside more than 60,000 attendees from 150 countries. Attracting some of the biggest names in tech and a hugely diverse audience, the event is always a highlight in the technology industry’s calendar. Here are some of our key learnings from the summit.