Advice and Opinion - July 2020

  • Making An Unconscious Decision

    Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 by Raj Tulsiani Founder Green ParkNo comments

    Unconscious bias is everywhere. It’s an integral part of being a human being. It’s the reason why we feel comfortable with people we assume are similar to us and why organisations often hire or promote the same sort of people, leading to a mini-me culture. Even the most freethinking, open-minded people are at its mercy. And it’s the single biggest block to UK organisations achieving increased ...

  • Time To Speak Up: Some Necessary Words About Racism

    Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 by Tracie Jolliff is national Head of Inclusive Leadership and System Development at NHS EnglandNo comments

    In September 2016 nine people from Black Lives Matter UK chained themselves together on the runway at London City airport to protest against racial injustice. Seven of them were arrested after passengers complained about inconvenience, and the nation failed to see what the fuss was all about. It’s hard to believe that just four years later the world appears to have made an about turn. Today ...

  • It’s Time We Start To Talk About Culture Add, Not Culture Fit

    Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by Dawar Hashmi is Partner at Green ParkNo comments

    It was about 15 years ago that I made the transition from middle management recruitment in local government into executive level positions. I remember meeting a Corporate Director, who happened to be female and from a BAME background and almost being starstruck about her list of achievements back then. The reason for meeting her was so that I could give her some feedback on an interview she had ...