Elite Business – How we can limit the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment

Elite Business – How we can limit the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment

By Teresa Boughey - June 2019 Imagine being in the office and hearing: “This is going to be a fantastic candidate – they’ve got a first degree from a very prestigious educational establishment.” Or how about “Oh, they don’t look like our normal customers?” Maybe you see yourself walking through the corridors of your workplace and catch this little nugget from a conference room: “I just knew from the moment I saw the shiny shoes and sharp suit, that’s what a partner looks like.” What about someone saying: “I’m not sure about her, she looks, well, different in some way. What do you think?” (more…)...
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Undercover Recruiter – Make Inclusivity at the Heart of Your Recruitment

Undercover Recruiter – Make Inclusivity at the Heart of Your Recruitment

By Teresa Boughey There’s no one size fits all as the skills required for one specific industry won’t be the same for another, which is why every organisation needs to tailor their recruitment strategy. Despite the differences in requirements and process, all organisations need to place inclusivity at the heart of their recruitment to ensure the selection process is equitable for all. Not only does these benefit candidates, but it means businesses can make the most of all the talent available. There are simple strategies that you can implement which will improve the inclusivity of your recruitment, whilst streamlining current processes. (more…)...
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Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

Recruiter – We need to move away from ‘sickness absence’ and focus instead on ‘health and wellbeing’

By Teresa Boughey - April 2019 The phrase ‘employee wellbeing’ continues to gain prominence in the business world, with more recent attention focusing on mental health and the illusive work-life balance. However, a prevailing culture still remains that focuses upon absenteeism and sickness. It is understandable that smaller businesses are focused on the impact of absence days on their bottom line, but the fundamental health and wellbeing of employees should not be neglected in favour of a ‘numbers’ approach. If employee wellbeing is considered a priority from the offset, the effect of absenteeism will also diminish. (more…)...
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Business Independent – Gender pay reporting – what is the next step?

Business Independent – Gender pay reporting – what is the next step?

By Teresa Boughey - May/June 2019 The gender pay gap has been extensively documented across the press and social media, especially over the past month as the deadline for public sector companies with over 250 employees to submit their gender pay gap figures was the 30th March 2019 and the deadline for charities and companies was by midnight on the 4th April 2019. With the year two figures now emerging, it is becoming apparent that instead of the gap narrowing, which many initially thought would happen when it was introduced, it has actually widened, with 45% of respondents reporting an increase in pay in favour of men according to the BBC. (more…)...
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Customer Experience Magazine – Book Review

Customer Experience Magazine – Book Review

CXM Book Club: Closing the Gap – 5 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Culture - April 2019 Organisations must stop shying away from the inevitable, and instead take active steps towards creating a sustainable, Inclusive Culture, a new book on Employee Experience insists. For modern businesses, diversity and inclusion are much more than just ‘tick box’ exercises. Organisations without adequate inclusivity and diversity policies can no longer hide, and must face the uncomfortable truth that their policies lack effectiveness. (more…)...
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Real Business – Tackling turnover by understanding why employees are leaving your business

Real Business – Tackling turnover by understanding why employees are leaving your business

By Teresa Boughey When you get recruitment right, it’s brilliant. But when it goes wrong it can damage brand and reputation. Often many businesses overlook when employees decide to leave an organisation. The importance of your workforce should not be underestimated and making sure they are all comfortable and happy in their roles in a great way to not only take stock of their wellbeing, but also ensure they’re are working effectively and productively. Given the investment many companies make in hiring people, it is quite staggering that employees often leave without companies really taking time to understand why. (more…)...
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