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8 signs you're a bad manager - even if you haven't realised it yet.

Useful insight and some great ways to avoid it.

What makes a truly great leader? A combination of compassion, strategic planning, vision and people management may be a good place to start.

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Talent Brands needs nurturing

Most people talk about the Employer Brand and understand what it is and how you create and maintain an EVP.  The Talent Brand is the...

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Guardian University Awards 2017 : the winners

Some outstanding entries which showcases the great work carried out by UK Universities

The 2017 awards recognised universities for pioneering work transforming the lives of students and communities

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By Royal Appointment

Sometimes a recruitment ad stands out from the rest. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is currently looking to 'fill' (a royal pardon for...

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4 trends that are changing search

There are 4 major new trends in search, according to Google: Mobile, Voice, Messaging Apps and Connected devices. The 4 combined...

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Why things are looking up for women returning to work

Great to see companies like KPMG and Lloyds Banking Group leading the way in addressing this issue. 

Earlier this month the Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced that the government would be spending £5m on supporting women to return to...…

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How trusted are you?

Three Changeboard Future Talent 2017 speakers share their tips on building trust in a new era. 

The underlying message is that people want change. To rebuild trust, leaders must throw out the old ‘rulebook’ and replace ‘command and...…

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Oculus turns 1 - where to next for VR?

With oculus turning 1 we're still at a point where VR is a little out of reach at a large scale.

With the introduction of WebVR...

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Brexit begins: What does HR need to know?

Great insight from Peter Cheese, the CEO of the CIPD on the key HR issues that Brexit will affect. 

“Now, more than ever, we need Government and businesses to put people and skills development at the heart of their thinking.”  

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Universities in plea to protect rights of EU citizens

Open letter from the Russel Group which represents the UK's elite research universities

There are currently 125,000 EU students currently attending UK universities, while 17 per cent of academic staff come from the continent.

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Lad culture in the Obama White House?

Surely we have much bigger demons to fight now. But skewed gender dynamics can happen in any workplace, and I'm here to tell you:...

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Why you should let your staff nap this afternoon

An interesting piece of Research around the clocks going forward last weekend...  

The pleasant idea of afternoon naps only really applies to children and the elderly – however, a group of scientific researchers are...…

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The top social media networks for Millennials

Looking to reach Millennials via social channels? You need to consider Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube. Latest research from Sprout...

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How culturally intelligent is your organisation?

Great insight from Global Resourcing leaders on how to define and achieve cultural intelligence 

Equipping yourself with the right technology and knowledge is a strong combination, but ensuring your global workforce is fully supported...…

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How HR can ensure their workforce reflects their communities

Vicky Wallis, HR Director at Santander shares the many steps HR can take in this area. 

A workforce that reflects the community it serves will always benefit the bottom line.

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The cutest diversity vid I've seen in a while

BT's Inclusion & Diversity statement gets into the territory that progressive employers need to be in: the idea that diversity is crucial...

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Ban on agency staff will "remove a lifeline" from the NHS

What impact will this have on your NHS Trust?

The recruitment body believes that the NHS staffing crisis will get worse thanks to the new measures, which restrict trusts from hiring...…

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We are all Entrepreneurs, we were born that way...

“The will to create is encoded in human DNA, creation is the essence of entrepreneurship” So I’ve recently finished reading: ...…

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What Facebook Jobs means for you

Currently rolling out across the US and Canada with a view to driving these worldwide next year

Facebook Jobs could ultimately become the next level of integration between your social and professional life.

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What do older workers value about work?

We can't engineer another baby boom, so we need to help people stay in the labour market for longer.

Over the next 10 years, it’s predicted that for every 2 older people leaving the workforce, only 1 younger person will join. 

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Corporate Brand v Employer Brand

There is a huge subtlety between the branding of your products and services to consumers and/or businesses and the development of your...

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2020 Employer Branding Predictions

A great infographic on 2020 employer branding and some of the changes that businesses may need to embrace to be a great talent attraction...

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New video app with a difference

It might be a very long time ago since you downloaded a new app, but Apple's new mobile video app which comes out next month might tempt...

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Which of these work annoyances can you relate to?

Useful tips on how to avoid frustration and stay on task

Computer crashed again? Colleague cut you up in a team meeting? These little irritations could be costing you valuable hours of...…

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I've changed my mind!

According to research published this week by CV Library, candidates are failing to turn up to interviews due to poor engagement. This...

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The impact of venting your frustrations at work

An interesting piece of research that suggests clearing the air by venting your frustrations at work may not be as healthy as we thought....

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8 Tips for improving your candidate experience

In a candidate driven market, how many of these does your organisation do to really differentiate from the competition.

 

Number 7 - The time between interview and decision is still perceived to be too long for many candidates. In 2016, the Recruitment &...…

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Does HR get technology for talent?

With the digital revolution gathering pace and creating change in almost everything we do the world of talent acquisition is no...

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Times Higher Education reveals results of Student Experience Survey 2017

Great to see many of our University clients in the top 20

THE Student Experience Survey 2017 results The best universities in the UK for student experience – as decided by current students –...…

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Is VR already dead?

We're now starting to see the first implementations of VR (Virtual Reality) within the recruitment/assessment process. But is this...

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5 Digital Marketing Trends for Higher Education in 2017

Some great innovations and engagement here...VR particularly exciting.....

So we’re well and truly into 2017. But what’s exciting us at the Future Index? What do we think the very best Higher Education marketing...…

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Who owns the employer brand?

The research from all sources is confirming that the candidate is a data hungry, highly researched scarce resource.  If this is true then...

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More than a tagline

Not everyone gets employer branding or understands what an EVP is but it's a real part of the whole talent acquisition process, it helps...

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3 reasons you shouldn’t take the counter offer!

Once you have told your boss you’re leaving they‘ll lavish praise on you and tell you how you are meant for better things. Even if it had...

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Linkedin - The Change has started

At the end of last year Microsoft bought Linkedin for a whopping $26billion. Despite the doubt in the market, and among users, you don't...

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The dark side of analytics

Recruitment analytics are improving daily, we're now able to more accurately identify potential candidates than ever before but just how...

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Reputation Reputation Reputation

If this stat is true then it just highlights the importance of managing your employer brand.  Planning and executing a great candidate...

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How Brexit could impact on Higher Education Recruitment

Topical article around the implications of Academics and their future in Higher Education post Brexit  

Academics are already planning to leave the UK in the face of uncertainty on their rights after Brexit, university leaders have claimed.

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You want women in tech? Be flexible

It's wrong to assume that 'women want flexible working' but it's reasonable to expect that parents probably do. In fact, none of the...

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Jargon-filled job ads a turn off

Who knows their SLA from their KPI? And can we have that in plain English please?

‘Jargon-filled’ job descriptions prevent young people from applying for jobs

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Teacher Recruitment in London

This award winning video created for our client Teach First can only help the situation

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Employees need to promote their employer

How employees "feel" - positively or negatively can impact on your employer brand. They speak to friends, they share on social media or...

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A chum at work: worth more than money!

I guess I've always known it – engagement at work is about the people. So much so, that people value the friends they work with above...

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Half of firms have hired apprentices in the past five years

Interesting article about Apprentices v Graduates, the performance of both and impact on future recruitment planning.

Half of firms have hired apprentices in the past five years

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Misaligned talent strategy

The key point in this piece is around the misalignment of talent strategy with business strategy, but bringing it down a level provides...

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In the year 1975 .....

...we had unemployment this low!  Despite the ongoing din caused by Brexit and Referendums we still see the UK economy in a good place....

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A brand that's policing its own... butt.

Well this certainly is refreshing.

It's usually on me and the other 'humourless feminist killjoys' to start a Twitter movement and...

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Uber Push Self Destruct on their Employer Brand

An organisations ability to recruit is directly linked to its reputation or in HR jargon it's Employer Brand.  One company that has been...

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MEN VS WOMEN – GENDER PAY AND THE RECRUITMENT SECTOR

The gender pay gap has long been an unacceptable feature of the UK labour market.

The Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations (GPGR), which come into force on 6 April 2017, have been designed to further that objective....…

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Content is King

Great article by my learned colleague which reasonates well with all the advice and help we give our clients. That two hours each day on...

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Getting to know the Ghost

Great article if you're new or unfamiliar with Snapchat. Here at TMP we're having some interesting conversations with clients about its...

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Age Driven Discrimination

D&I is a burning issue for many HR Leaders.  This research based on 10,000 participants highlights the challenges that many older...

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Wearable Technology

Like this development but sadly I'm too old now, for a denim jacket!

Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in

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Call for more women in tech

The lack of women working in the IT & tech sector is an ongoing concern, both from a skills shortage perspective and from organisations...

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An Employer Brand Walks into a pub ....

I saw this headline and had to read on.  For years I have talked about the "pub test", by that I mean when people say what do you do and...

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Are you dogged by interview nerves?

Our latest research highlights a gap between the perceptions of employers and candidates about the candidate experience. Candidates...

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Fake News: Are You Trapped In The Matrix?

"Fake news"

"The Echo Chamber"

These are terms thrown around a lot recently, and commonly associated with social media. 

Essentially, they...

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Beautiful photos of America

Someone has turned the land of my childhood into striking artworks, just by taking a fresh look at the landscape's sometimes sparse,...

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Snapchat Shows

Still think Snapchat is just about messaging?

Snapchat emphasizes that its original mobile shows aren’t repurposed from other programming. While they may be based on other franchises...…

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Paying through the nose for automation

We're starting to see automation take hold within the recruitment space, whether that's in managing candidates or assessing them but...

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Crowdsourced local jobs

Indeed have launched a new app which lets people post photos of local 'help wanted signs'.

In many parts of the UK, a large proportion of vacancies can only be discovered if jobseekers walk past a “Help Wanted” sign. Indeed...…

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New CMFT NHS Careers Site

A really engaging and informative careers site that gives a real insight into the Trust and the amazing people that work there - proud to...

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The rise of the conversational interface

Conversational interfaces allows you to surface the same content you have on your existing channels, but in a way that is more user led.

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How Can Start-Ups Recruit Successfully?

Hiring talent in any business is a challenge, but in the competitive world of start-ups where you don't have the history, experience, HR...

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Nike's sporting hijab - 'But is it cute enough?'

Developed with the input of Muslim athletes, Nike's sporting hijab launched last week, to fanfare from some, complaints from others – and...

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How-To Create a Great Job Ad – 3 Simple Steps

In my blog around creating a great job ad, I discuss three simple steps.

STEP ONE: Be Creative

STEP TWO: Be Emotive

STEP THREE: Be Clear

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Poor grades in Recruitment Marketing

A recent survey in the USA scoring organisations across 36 topics provided some sad insights into the importance of the Employer Brand...

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Talent Acquisition Failing from poor planning

When great talent is scarce you have to wonder why many organisations do not invest more time into the planning side to truly understand...

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Candidates are not commodities - They're people!

After reading lots of wonderful positive stories on women during a week to celebrate and recognise the incredible influence women have on...

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"Dear computer..."

Through out the recruitment process candidates are expected to enter personal data in application forms, resumes and as part of online...

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A NEW DAWN....Play the Game for Real!

The Defence Forces creative, innovative and immersive approach to this year's recruitment campaign that's got everybody talking............

“There's a lack of understanding amongst the Irish public as to what the defence forces do which is what we wanted to bring to the fore...…

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Employee benefits Watch report

Are employers doing enough to support employees' health and well-being?

What do employees need and want? The report, which surveyed 500 UK employees and 200 UK HR professionals with a total headcount of over...…

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Influencer Marketing - What is it? And Why?

Influencer marketing is focusing your energy, money, time in driving your brand's message to the wider world via key leaders. 

Rather than

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A new and exciting tool...

This is a great article written by one of the newest members of our assessment team. He describes his experience of being trained in the...

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Assessing Authenticity

This article from the BPS Research Digest sparked some interest when I started to think about how we measure authenticity at work or more...

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Video based Employer Branding

To help build Talent Pools Employers need to create story telling content that engages with the right audience to start the journey of...

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Business as usual

We are now  9 months after the historic 23rd June vote and it appears that businesses have decided to let the politicians and European...

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Is this the real me?

Great article which touches on some key topics we hold very dear, here at TMP. Establishing an authentic and differentiating workforce...

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The New Candidate Experience Black Hole

We all know how important it is to respond to applicants and the "old" black hole was when technology failed to register an applicant....

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Would you walk your employee down the aisle?

I would – if this was the scenario. Just when I thought I'd heard of all the tricks for being a fantastic employer, the CEO of HSBC...

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The new blue collar job? It may surprise you.

We always think of blue collar work being manual and dirty but technology is changing the working world and we need to adapt.

Politicians routinely bemoan the loss of good blue-collar jobs. Work like that is correctly seen as a pillar of civil middle-class...…

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Pret warns of Brexit recruitment crisis

The popular sandwich chain Pret a Manger has warned that it could face a recruitment crisis if Brexit leads to a sharp clampdown on...…

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Technology Failing the Candidate Experience

In our increasingly digital world we need to engage with jobseekers with tools that make the candidate experience really smooth and easy....

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Boom, booyah and indeed, YEE-ha!

Grey for the win.

All-female creative exec.

Boosting up the figures for London (last I checked we were at just 14% female creative...

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Robots are replacing Doctors. Are recruiters next?

Evolve or disappear. Blockbuster, Our Price and Woolworths are no longer a presence on the high street.

So what’s changed. Technology is...

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Plumber, artist, pilot, soldier

Don't read this post. Go look at the photos and hear from these amazing women themselves.

On International Women’s Day we meet a selection of women in a variety of professions around the world

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To all the single ladies...

Or the ladies who aren't going to have babies! Or who want to crucify their feet in heels for 9hrs a day. Or the ones who are having...

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Advanced Measurement

Initiatives like this will always go down well with the Measurement and Insight fanatics here at TMP. What looks good is a matter of...

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Employees as brand ambassadors

There are 2.789 billion social media users globally. Chance is many if not most of your employees use social media in one form or another...

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Understanding conversations with AI

Perspective AI has been developed in conjunction with Jigsaw and Google's Counter Abuse Technology team. Its purpose is to use machine...

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Eat Dog - most unlikely recruitment message?

It was in the heady days of 100 plus pages in the computing press. Our client desperately needed commission driven IT sales people. We...

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How to be a #SocialLight

So what is a #SocialLight and why do I use the term. It’s simple, just like a lighthouse would have highlighted the land and guided ships...

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Social Media is the secret to loneliness!

My Mum spends more time than me on Facebook and in all honesty, the time I spend on my personal Facebook account, is spent sharing...

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What's 'Intersectional Diversity'?

There's always a new term to learn. But in the case of 'intersectional diversity' I think we finally have a name for something we've...

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Uber enters the 'content marketplace'

Looks like Uber is getting ready to position itself as having a wider purpose for its customers, beyond transportation from A to B.

In the future, when a user gets into an Uber, the Uber app will turn “into a rich feed of cards,” in the words of Uber itself: a series...…

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Burger King Burns Down the House

I'm quite open about my failures - and I would appear to be in good company here. After all, most faults have a bright side.

BK's clever...

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From CRM to CMR

In the consumer world brands are discussing what they need to do in order to get ahead in the age of the 'Connected Customer'? This...

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AI in assessment

Ai and assessment are logical bed fellows, especially as they can remove bias from the process but AI can start much earlier in a...

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Talent Acquisition Robots

If the Candidate Experience is what drives the quality of a hire then any automation needs to ensure that the Employer Brand is properly...

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A Diverse Workforce Drives performance

People are often questioning the ROI behind their D&I programme but this survey from McKinsey provides some clear bottom line benefit.

Ethnically diverse and gender diverse companies are, respectively, 35 percent and 15 percent more likely to outperform their peers,...…

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