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A Plea to Hiring Managers

Dear Hiring Manager, I note you have a vacancy, okay, let us run through this scenario. Get the old JD out, yep dust it off, change the date, maybe a few minor alterations, hand it over to the recruiting folks … Continue reading

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Will David Cameron stand with Fearless women? ActionAid, Liverpool and the Fearless campaign.

Source: Will David Cameron stand with Fearless women? ActionAid, Liverpool and the Fearless campaign.

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Violence Against Women

Written an article to highlight a global pandemic. Was written in light of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. File is in PDF format. Its a personal … Continue reading

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Down the pub with Donald Trump

Dipping my toe into American politics has certainly warmed me up a little, things are brewing very nicely across the pond. That chap Donald Trump is marching on in the presidential race, leaving in its wake the Bush and Clinton … Continue reading

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Hiring – Determine Attitudes and Behaviours

For petes sakes don’t ask task based questions but dig a little deeper. Find out how the candidate have behaved in real situations. Match the whole person to the wider role profile. Download the presentation below Competency hiring

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Licensed to “I Don’t Give a Shit”

Originally posted on Punch Drunk Village:
I’m turning OLD this year. But I’m taking it all quite well, really. There are benefits to aging of course. Social benefits, for example. And one in particular I find quite tantalizing. Since I’ve always been a tad socially-reckless — over-sharing,…

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Gender Challenge

Brilliant article in HBR – To Hold Women Back, Keep Treating Them Like Men by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. Avivah makes a great point in that we must NOT treat everyone the same. I have been bashing this issues for years. Sadly … Continue reading

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Leaders – Show that you screw-up too

Article in Forbes – 4 Reasons Great Leaders Admit Their Mistakes by Glenn Llopis. Will we see more Leaders admitting to their errors, will they share their lessons learned, lets hopes so. The author has indeed got it right, to … Continue reading

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Hiring Tests..yikes

Ace the Assessment by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on HBR Great article, however to be effective you need a trained and competent person to manage and assess the results. Often tests are performed which are poorly managed and results analysed by a junior … Continue reading

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