UK Talent

Managing Uncertainty in the Workplace: A Potential Brexit Is Not the Only Change Employees Face

Jean Martin | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Jean Martin

In light of recent weeks, no-one can confidently predict whether the UK will be leaving the European Union after the June 23 referendum. As British voters consider one of the most important decisions in a generation, people are also dealing with big changes in the workplace.

Forget Talent, Focus on Hard Work

Dominic Irvine | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

It's still written on the whiteboard next to where my static bike lives. The previous night I was sitting at the dinner table, despondent, complaining...

Are Awards More About the Red Carpet Than Artistic Achievement?

BritChick Paris | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
BritChick Paris

Awards season is upon us, culimating with the Oscars on Sunday. Inevitably there is a rush of excitement: who will take best film, best director but what sends the media into an absolute frenzy is the best and worst dressed.

#OscarsSoWhite and So Are The BRITs

Ben Johns | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

There's a plethora of non-white talent in the UK that hasn't been viewed by the BRITs let alone the general public. If the awards focused on record quality, rather than record sales then acts like Boy Better Know, FKA Twigs and Kwabs would have received a gong by now.

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

Four Things Teachers Can Learn From Beyoncé

Oliver Beach | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Beach

Beyoncé is a fearless leader. She is, unquestionably, a powerful force within her field and, indeed, the world. My message is simple: she leads by example, she is driven by a moral purpose and she exhibits the characteristics necessary for success in any vocation. Master those and the world is your oyster.

Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.

Can We Help Boardrooms Find an Untapped Reservoir of Talented Women?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

I'm an old-school feminist. I joined the workforce a week after my 16th birthday, less than two years after the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act hit the statute books. Although we had an Act of Parliament to say that we couldn't be discriminated against, I'm not sure that everyone believed it. Certainly my dad didn't.

Vloggers the Accessible Celebrity

Danny Weitzkorn | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Tech
Danny Weitzkorn

The success and failings of these campaigns have taught us so much about the way the "contentscape" is forming, in particular the importance of considering three key factors when wanting to partner and develop meaningful campaigns with these stars of YouTube.

"Well I Never Knew That!" - Uncovering Hidden Talents

Dominic Irvine | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

I remember it well, it was one of those casual throwaway comments "When I rowed the Atlantic...." The very enjoyable conversation with this self-depre...

The New Cambrian Explosion

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

Within the Coral Reef, a number of pioneers are already spearheading the growth of platform-driven ecosystems, as seen with cloud technology, indicating the way to a new model of large-scale, cross-boundary innovation.

International Women's Day: 'Make It Happen' Every Single Day of the Year

Victoria Fox | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Fox

Why do we need such a day? Is it really still necessary? No doubt, the movement is brilliant. It's all about celebrating women's achievements, calling for greater awareness of women's equality and the advancement of women in more senior leadership roles.

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

UnderWire: Supporting Women Filmmakers

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

On Tuesday 11 November, the fifth UnderWire Festival will open at The Yard in Hackney Wick, founded by Gemma Mitchell and myself in 2010 with the aim to foreground female filmmaking talent... Unique to UnderWire, films selected for this award are of women's stories and feature female characters at their core.

What a Yolk...

Emily Perry | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

What a yolk indeed. Excuse the pun, though this was my first thought when I heard the battle for the brightest and most talented employees within Silicon Valley had intensified with both Apple and Facebook offering to freeze their female employees' eggs.

Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully, Teaches The World Not To Judge A Book By Its Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing to be learned from this video, it's to never judge a book by its cover. Ryan is from Edmonton, Canada. He wears tracksuits, ha...

10,000 Hours or 10,000 friends? Eight Perspectives on Talent in the Music Industry

Jonathan Schifferes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Schifferes

It's about time we reconsidered what we mean by talent: how it is defined, who gets identified as talented, and how they are developed, recognised and rewarded. Is talent the product of 10,000 hours of devoted practice, or the reward of 10,000 followers?

Why I Didn't Watch Brazil vs Germany

Stephen Howard | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Stephen Howard

For now, there is still progress to be made. We want many more businesses to join the move to creating an enhanced contract with society and harness the influence and reach of their businesses to tackle key issues. In return businesses will unlock innovation, growth and long term opportunities. It's a win-win and it's time that every business recognised this.

Women Writers Are Getting a Raw Deal

Sara Sheridan | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

Female writers earn averagely only 77.5% of what their male counterparts earn. That's taking into account the bestselling efforts of the likes of JK Rowling. I'm an historical novelist and given that over 80% of fiction is bought by women I found that statistic particularly surprising.

Talent management and retaining our rising stars

Victoria Fox | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Victoria Fox

The advertising industry is in transition. In this, the most auspicious period and disruptive period in recent history, attracting, growing and retaining agency talent is critical. But in this unprecedented market, what does 'talent' even look like?

As the Creative Economy Thrives, Art and Design Disappears From Schools

Nigel Carrington | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nigel Carrington

Arts and design are sometimes seen as nice to have but not essential, especially when compared to "hard" science and maths disciplines; it is difficult to imagine that chemistry, physics and biology would ever be banded together in this way on the basis that they are all science.

Growth in Hospitality and the War for Talent

Ian Burke | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Ian Burke

If the industry misses this trick, it will be faced with an ever growing talent gap, and a skills shortage which could seriously hamper the industry's growth prospects.

Does It Make the Bike Go Faster? How a Strategy of Marginal Gains Can Sustain Growth

Scott Barnes | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics
Scott Barnes

Occasionally challenges in life can be solved by a stroke of genius - a superhuman effort, a silver bullet. More often, the solution to the thorniest ...

London, The Talent Capital Of The World!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

London's been named Talent Capital of the world after 22 high-value sectors (Banking /Telecoms/ Creative arts) were surveyed. London has 1.5 million highly talented specialists employed, beating New York to second place who has 1.2 million. From people to events, this is the world's greatest city.

How to Discover Your Unique Talents

Stephanie Holland | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

When you work on something that you are attracted to, your natural creativity to design, problem solve or manage can emerge regardless of whether it's what is traditionally regarded as a creative industry or not.