In the years before my grandmother passed away she used to be able to tell fabulously colourful stories about the past, but
It's still written on the whiteboard next to where my static bike lives. The previous night I was sitting at the dinner table
Unless we all learn to manage maternity and paternity differently, treat mothers-to-be with greater respect and address the many levels of bias we hold, I believe the corporate world will always struggle to retain its top female talent.
You can't help but notice how algorithms are everywhere these days, and have been for a while. They track and predict how we behave in virtually all walks of life, as companies and institutions pivot to meet our needs better (or their own, depending on your level of cynicism).
Let's found a Culture Club that rallies round on a challenging but achievable target - like getting over 50% of the FTSE 350 signed up to the VyT framework by 2020. And report and track progress, directing the media spotlight on those who shine and those who don't.
It needs simple, useable tools to ensure front line staff use the information. It will also require some training budget
Recruiters are the invaluable team that build the capability - capacity and ability, for organisational leaders to work with. If you want your organisation to safely navigate through competition and difficult economic situations, you need to engage, enable and empower your recruiters.
Holding executives responsible for the quality of their people is critical to an organisation's performance. Talent should be the responsibility of the whole business; it is too important a resource to be confined to one department.
Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation's Talent: How Can SMEs Create the Right Working Environment for Millennial Workers?
At the recent launch of new guidance on mental health at work, Health Minister Earl Howe said: "A good working environment is crucial for our wellbeing." But, with three or four generations of people in the workplace - all with different needs and working styles - how can employers create the right environment for everyone?