Gender equality in the boardroom

Gender equality in the boardroom

My take on Gender Equality is featured this month is Shropshire Business, I’ve heard some excuses in my time, but never those more shocking than ‘The Top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women executives’ which featured on BBC News (31st May 2018).  These so called ‘explanations’, from a range of chairs and CEOs were heard by the team behind the government-backed Hampton-Alexander Review, as the review reaches it halfway stage. The review was established to increase the number of women in senior positions and has challenged all FTSE companies to ensure at least a third of their board members and leadership are women by 2020. The Top 10 worst ‘explanations’ included: I don't think women fit comfortably into the board environment There aren't that many women with the right credentials and depth of experience to sit on the board - the issues covered are extremely complex Most women don't want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board Read more in Shropshire Businesses...
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A New Take on the Role of CFO

A New Take on the Role of CFO

The Recruitment and HR media have been quick to pick up on an interesting news story this week (4th July 2018) regarding a ‘pioneering Tech Company’ advertising for an interim CFO.  But this time it's not a Chief Financial Officer… it’s a Chief Feminism officer (CFO). Spurred on by increasing government and media interest in gender equality the advert stated that the hiring organisation, having investigated how it treats its female workforce, found that the firm was in fact ‘part of the problem’. A bold move indeed to put the spotlight and focus on one role to improve diversity in the workplace.  Whilst this affirmative action is to be applauded it raises some questions in my mind as to whether there was a better way to create an inclusive and diverse culture. (more…)...
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Who is Responsible for Diversity at Work?

Who is Responsible for Diversity at Work?

Well the short answer is everyone! But particularly C-Suite executives, the Chief Officers, the CEO and all the other board members because it is important that they advocate and implement the strategy and act as positive role models. Yesterday (20th June) a new report ‘Breaking the Deadlock’, by the influential group The 5% Club, made a number of recommendations to improve the diversity of the workforce. It was interesting that People Management, the leading journal for the HR Profession picked up and reported on one of key recommendations that I completely agree with. (more…)...
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Third Award Nomination for HR & Diversity Specialist

Third Award Nomination for HR & Diversity Specialist

An HR consultancy based in Newport Shropshire that works with executive boards and management teams supporting their development and growth and advising them on gender, diversity and inclusivity matters is celebrating its third nomination for awards this year. Teresa Boughey, founder and MD of Jungle HR has just been nominated for the Gender Positive Role Model Award in the National Diversity Awards 2018. This comes hot on the heels of being shortlisted this month (May 2018) for the Best New Business in the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards and picking up an award for the Woman Who ….Achieves Award for Change Champion for Women in Business. (more…)...
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Brand You!

Brand You!

Do you ever stop and take a moment and consider … the coffee travel mug you’re carrying… ah, you’re a Starbucks drinker, the breakfast cereals you ate this morning, ah you’re a Weetabix fan, the new suit you bought for your important meeting….. Armani? Well, the reality is that we are all well and truly branded! We fall in love with these brands, in some instances we aspire to be like these brands, some of them make us feel safe, special, and important even. But what about you? What about your brand? What does it currently say about you? (more…)...
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