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What is unconscious bias in the workplace?

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Our brains unconsciously process a huge 11 million pieces of information per second, compared to just 40 pieces processed consciously. With so many decisions being unconsciously made, companies should be aware of the outcomes unconscious bias in the workplace and how it can affect the recruitment process as well as day-to-day operations. What is unconscious[…..]

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The wonder of women

– My inspirational week   Last week was incredibly inspirational for me, and not only because Sunday was International Women’s Day. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday attending a Mental Health First Aid course in Basingstoke, courtesy of Neil Perry Mental Health. It was noticeable that all delegates were women and I hope future events attract[…..]

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Don’t take the Men-o-pause literally – women over 50 can add real value to your business!

According to the CIPD report, women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment of the workforce.  So, why do so many suffer from age discrimination?  Possibly it’s to do with the common, but sometimes misunderstood symptoms that affect lots of women between the ages of 45-55, including hot flushes, headaches, aches and[…..]

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Seeing beyond age discrimination myths

As we’re all living – and working – for longer, the age range in most workplaces is becoming broader. In some cases, there can be an age gap of 50 years or more between staff. All diversity enriches the work culture, but it can require some education to manage it effectively. ACAS recently published a[…..]

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Educate employers about benefits of older workers

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The latest report from the Government’s Women and Equalities Committee says older workers still face discrimination and the recruitment industry’s ‘failure to take more robust action has a significant impact on (their) ability to access work’. Maxine Hart, our Operations Director, has something to say. Valuing best practice The report is pretty damning stuff. But[…..]

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Why didn’t you get the job?

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All that effort of applying for the job, re-writing your CV, buying a new suit for the interview and practicing the route so you arrive on time. Then they don’t even have the manners to let you know why you didn’t get the job, the cheek of it! Recruitment is all about discrimination; some is[…..]

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The Hawk has left the nest……

When we were choosing our charity challenges to mark our silver jubilee as a Basingstoke recruitment company, mine was to have my head shaved. The mohican sort of distracted me for a while. That came about from a presentation to year 8 at Brighton Hill Community College. As mentioned in earlier blogs, it attracted far[…..]

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Times have changed………….

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Part of the reason for going for the different hair styles was to judge people’s perception of me. So far, as mentioned in earlier blogs, it’s all been positive. I’ve had many compliments and as a woman of a certain age, you take as many compliments as you can get! Seriously, as a mature female,[…..]

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Remote working – does it work?

Working from home Recently I had the opportunity to spend a week or so working from my parents’ home in Blackpool.  Off I race to do the dutiful daughter bit, laptop in hand – skype logins at the ready.  We’d already put our systems on the cloud – so I thought – yay! I can[…..]

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Disability Redefined

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that assessment of whether someone is disabled needed a 180-degree shift of focus. It follows a tribunal case involving a station assistant, who developed back problems that prevented him from standing for long periods – a central part of his job. He was sacked by London & South[…..]

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22 Jul 2022

CVs and unconscious bias

Brushing up the CV is often the first thing a job seeker will do when looking for a new job. It’s is a handy document which lists the potential candidate’s experience, qualifications, and education, but does your recruitment process find the best person for the job if you go by a CV alone? Is your[…..]

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13 Jul 2022

What is unconscious bias in the workplace?

Our brains unconsciously process a huge 11 million pieces of information per second, compared to just 40 pieces processed consciously. With so many decisions being unconsciously made, companies should be aware of the outcomes unconscious bias in the workplace and how it can affect the recruitment process as well as day-to-day operations. What is unconscious[…..]

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01 Jul 2022

It’s people, not technology that makes our world go round – do your bit and refer a friend

As mentioned in our previous blog, there is currently a widespread candidate shortage and we need your help to match the right people to the right jobs with our Refer a Friend scheme. What has a candidate shortage got to do with me? Worker shortages will affect everyone at a personal, local and national level.[…..]

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22 Jun 2022

Can the benefits of hybrid working boost candidate attraction?

The paradigm of working full-time in an office environment has shifted to a more flexible and hybrid environment, and many candidates now expect a hybrid working model to be standard on the job description when looking for a new role.  It’s a well-known fact that COVID-19 influenced the cultural mindset of working from home, which[…..]

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19 May 2022

How to support employees with the rising costs of living

The 2022 cost of living crisis in the UK has seen a record number of households face the biggest decline in income since the 1970s.  The rise in the cost of living is due to several factors including the Covid-19 pandemic, rises in national insurance (NI) contributions, war in Eastern Europe, and skyrocketing energy prices.[…..]