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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.
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.
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.
Earlier this year, our team was at the Lead Developer conference in London where we took a slightly different approach to discussing an important topic… When was the last time you got stuck in and built something out of Lego?
By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 25th July
Accessibility is a term banded about in lots of different arenas; be that when it comes to physical spaces, digital services, or management styles. With one in five people in the UK having a disability, it’s a legal requirement to make reasonable adjustments as an employer, to avoid people with disabilities being put at a disadvantage. A lift that is always broken and one disabled toilet that is forever out-of-order simply won’t cut it anymore. So why do some employers still find it so difficult to implement effective accessibility strategies?
By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 11th July
We’ve previously written about the importance of valuing neurodiversity in the workplace. Today, we wanted to speak to Oli Monks, the Founder of Place with Purpose, to find out more about how they’re opening up a trial co-working space that’s specifically designed for the neurodiverse community.
By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 22nd June
Forever in the news for something, the NHS was recently called into question over a matter that pricked our ears: the fact that a top hospital trust chief executive has said she will no longer sit on any interview board panel that doesn’t include black and minority ethnic (BAME) representation.