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Do millennials need special treatment in the workplace?

07 Sep
September 7, 2017

Susy Roberts, 7th September 2017

It can be said that millennials get a raw deal in education, housing and wages – but are they also at a disadvantage in the workplace as well?

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The Paula Principle: Helping Women Level Up

15 Jun
June 15, 2017

Susy Roberts, 15th June 2017

In his book The Paula Principle, Tom Schuller says that most women work below their level of competence. And there’s no doubt that there’s a huge amount of inequality when it comes to the top jobs; only 25% of FTSE 100 directors are female, the lowest level since 2011.

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Why it pays for a leader to look on the bright side of life

19 May
May 19, 2017

Susy Roberts, 19th May 2017

Evidence from the European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology has shown that people who complain about negative events in the workplace suffer the consequences of those events more and for longer.

I couldn’t agree more. I strongly believe that you can choose to take a positive or negative view in any situation. As a leader, if you take the path of positivity, everyone who works with you is going to be far more motivated and driven – even when things are going wrong.

In a crisis, leadership determines the extent of any potential damage. A positive leader who takes the opportunity to learn from mistakes will drive progress. They’ll ensure negativity about what did and didn’t go wrong doesn’t fester. They’ll encourage cooperation, and the team won’t be afraid to examine their own actions to see where things went wrong.

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Five ways to succeed in the second ‘war for talent’

16 Jan
January 16, 2017

Susy Roberts, 16th January 2017

The Government has renewed its commitment to restricting immigration, following news that net migration from the EU has reached the highest levels on record.

Although London Mayor Sadiq Khan, has called for a ‘London-specific solution’ to allow immigrants to continue to live and work in the English capital, post-Brexit, Angela Merkel’s decision not to guarantee the residency rights of UK workers abroad means there’s currently no assurance that EU nationals will be able to stay in the UK.

As a result, the already acute skills shortage is set to become even worse, making it even more important to increase your ability to attract and retain the top talent that is available. To help, here’s our Five Ways to Succeed in the Second ‘War for Talent’.

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GSK dents glass ceiling with female CEO appointment

03 Oct
October 3, 2016

Susy Roberts, 3rd October 2016

GlaxoSmithKline’s appointment of Emma Walmsley as its next CEO, making her the most powerful woman in the FTSE 100, is welcome news indeed. Not least as it debunks the myth that women don’t actually want the top roles. An assumption which forced Kevin Roberts, the Executive Chairman of Satchi and Satchi, to resign last month after he suggested that none of his female colleagues had made it to the top because they lacked ‘vertical ambition’ and instead just had this ‘circular ambition to be happy.’

Yes, women often have many more roles to juggle and taking time out to look after children can sometimes set back their career progress, but with just one in ten mother’s opting to stay at home and more and more couples parenting equally, the time for such sweeping generalisations must surely be at an end?

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