Shame on Disney for Smashing the Glass Slipper

Shame on Disney for Smashing the Glass Slipper

I took my granddaughter (7), to the cinema over the weekend. It was a rare and pleasant opportunity for the two of us to spend some quality time together. We chose a film, Hotel Transylvania 3, purchased the tickets and our popcorn, and made our way to the cinema screen. We were comfortably seated as the lights dimmed and trailers commenced for the exciting a preview of films to come. This part for me is almost as exciting as a film.  It provides an opportunity to see what new films are coming out, and often it's during these film trailers that we make plans for future cinema visits. (more…)...
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Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Do you really know the reason why people leave your organisation?   Understanding the choices that people make, the opportunities they seek and the reasons why they no longer want to work for you are invaluable in reducing turnover. Some organisations however shy away from this golden opportunity to seek feedback.   Exit interviews are often tick box exercises, conducted by individuals who fail to recognise the important of drilling down and establishing the real reason why people leave. (more…)...
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Poldark Actress Questions Gender Pay Gap

Poldark Actress Questions Gender Pay Gap

OK... I love watching Poldark! Equally so does my husband, my friends and my mother and father-in law. Yet even this addictive Sunday night viewing doesn’t seem to be unscathed from the ever-increasing diversity and gender gap debates. On screen of late, Demelza Poldark appears to be holding the fort in Cornwall, running the mining business as well as running the home and being mother to two. She is also seen positively influencing important wealthy dignitaries for her husband as he takes up his seat in as an MP in Westminster. (more…)...
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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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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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