Advice and Opinion

 

Time to speak. We give the platform to some of the leading influencers and experts in Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, to enable recruitment professionals to voice their opinions on relevant topics covering diversity across the UK.

 

  • Why Your LinkedIn Profile Shouldn't Look Like Your Facebook Profile

    Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    Your LinkedIn profile could be under scrutiny by potential employers at any given moment. Whether you’ve just applied for a job and an employer is digging for dirt, or one of your clients is having a browse, there’s always someone watching. And thanks to the private browsing mode, you may never be aware they were even on your profile. So, of course, it’s essential to not treat your LinkedIn as a ...

  • Top tips for managing your health at university

    Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    The first few weeks of university are a whirlwind of activity so use the time now to sort out any necessary health arrangements. This should include signing up for a GP. Most uni towns will have their own health centre, where the GPs are familiar with issues that students frequently face. Whilst you’ll be there the majority of the time, when you’re back home for the holidays you can still visit ...

  • Hybrid Working: The Rise of the After-Hours Email

    Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    The past two years have seen a major shift in how and where employees work, and what they value when it comes to employment. In fact, in the aftermath of the pandemic, many workers have begun to place more value on their work/life balance and what’s important to them. Both employees and employers are becoming more proactive when it comes to looking after their mental health. The benefits of ...

  • The Important Role of Managers in a Hybrid-Working Era

    Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    As we find ourselves in a new era, in which employees have the option to choose where, when, and how they work, one obvious question arises: has the role of managers shifted? Do we need them anymore? In short, the answer is yes. On the one hand, hybrid working has offered people the opportunity to have more ownership over their professional lives. On the other, however, it has come with its array ...

  • 10 Ways To Remove Gender Bias From Job Descriptions

    Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2022 by Ian ThomasNo comments

    If men and women sort into qualifications and subsequently careers that have such a wide pay gap, how can we achieve gender equality in the workplace? When research shows that gender diverse companies are 15 percent more likely outperform those that are not, it’s certainly to your company’s benefit to focus on building more gender diverse teams. Your company’s placement of professionals in those ...

  • Why Is The Charity Sector So White?

    Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2022 by David AinsworthNo comments

    Charities hire fewer non-white people than other sectors. David Ainsworth tries to work out why. I’m always slightly uncomfortable writing about issues of diversity, because I’m a straight white man from a well-off background. But I think Thomas Lawson, chief executive of Leap Confronting Conflict, eloquently made the point that white men make up a lot of the decision-makers in the sector, and ...

  • How To Achieve And Retain A Diverse Board

    Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2022 by Joanna MoriartyNo comments

    Arts organisations have impressively reflective, strategic leadership with significant intellectual fire-power and are often heavily involved in community cohesion. Simultaneously, they grapple with the ‘pay-to-play’ model of governance, and often have only limited control over their board appointments. How can they deliver effective and diverse leadership in this environment of complexity and ...

  • Building Better Mental Health: The Relationship Between Wellbeing and Office Design

    Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by Editorial TeamNo comments

    Spending time in a cramped, dark, claustrophobic environment is not a pleasurable experience. There is no hiding that, in a matter of minutes, it can begin to bring about unpleasant effects. This is a ‘modern’ condition named Sick-Building Syndrome , which is responsible for the symptoms you get when you are in a specific building. From headaches and runny noses to rashes and tiredness, there are ...

  • Catch Your Breath: How to Get Back into Your Exercise Routine and Regain Fitness

    Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by May Beaufort Health and Wellbeing Coach at Westfield HealthNo comments

    Exercise works wonders on both your mental and physical well-being. It relieves stress, uplifts your mood, and keeps you in shape. What’s not to love? It can be difficult to maintain an exercise regime for an extended period, and hard to get back into once you stop. Whether it’s because of work, a busy daily routine, an injury, or even a pregnancy, putting your dose of regular physical activity ...

  • Do You Have Job Search Plan?

    Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 by Ian ThomasNo comments

    Finding a job takes time, involves a lot of research, patience, and a bit of creativity as well. Where for example should you look for the current vacancies….is it really worth going to job agencies…. are you writing a convincing covering letter when applying??? Sounds complicated, but with a bit of forethought and planning you can hopefully attract the employer’s attention, and jump to the head ...