Category Archives: equality

A New Turn Of Phrase

An international group of participants were having fun with English idioms this week, then began sharing some of the more interesting turns of phrase from their own languages. A fair few of these transliterations got an airing, though in being translated back and forth “feeding the circus monkeys sponge cake” was our favourite mashup … Source… Read More »

Would Your Organisation Survive Photoshopping?

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January this year, world leaders gathered to march in support of freedom of speech.  One small Israeli news sheet, HaMevaser, opted to Photoshop out the female leaders in its photo of the scene to avoid offending its readers. It was initially hard to tell, but close inspection showed some really shoddy digital… Read More »

Why This Week Matters In Pay Equality

This week the USA has reached pay equality this week.  Perhaps not in the way you hoped, but this week everyone will be staring work knowing that since January 1 2014, they’ve earned as much as a white non-hispanic male earned between January 1 and December 31 2014.  OK, so it’s taken Latina women an… Read More »

Hiring Like a Human

As the labour market picks up we’re increasingly hearing from our customers that it’s getting harder to recruit the right kind of people for their business.  In the UK this is especially true of engineers, scientists and technically qualified people.  There’s too few to go around and those who are doing a great job are rarely… Read More »

Creating A Person Specification Before Hiring Someone New

A really useful document to create when you’re thinking of hiring someone new is the person specification.  It specifies the kind of person best suited to fill the job.  The real value is in the conversations you have whilst creating the specification.  That allows you to really think through what you need for the role.… Read More »

How Typical Are You?

The National Geographic pulled together an amazing array of statistics globally to produce a picture of the world in one person.  How close to typical are you?  How close will you be in 2030?   Related Posts Are You Recruiting New People? Changing Your Organisation – Recession Or No… Using Appreciative Inquiry- The Positive Way… Read More »

Giving Feedback To Unsuccessful Applicants

Job applicants often put heart and soul into applications, only to find they are completely ignored.  Not getting an interview is disappointing, but getting no feedback at all is disheartening and frustrating.  It’s hard to improve your applications if you’re not getting interviews and you’re not getting any feedback as to why you’re not successful.… Read More »

Recruitment: Art or Science? – The Knack of Finding Good People

Some organisations seem to be better at finding good people than others. It doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re large conglomerates or small family businesses, or whether they’re long-standing operations or new start-ups; some of them do a better job of recruitment than others. Which is probably why there is such a profusion of recruitment… Read More »