Y is for Youth of Today, Talent of Tomorrow

Y is for Youth of Today, Talent of Tomorrow

So, our youth of today are our talent of tomorrow. It's therefore important for organisations to reach out to the local youth communities through schools and colleges and develop a network and a connection with young people who are just deciding what they want to study or what industries they want to work in. (more…)...
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Diversity and Inclusion – Five Top Trends for 2019

Diversity and Inclusion – Five Top Trends for 2019

There has been plenty of progress in the world of diversity and inclusion but will it be such a hot topic in 2019? Here are my predictions, in no particular order, for trends to watch out for, or act on, if you want to get ahead on your D&I journey. 1. Improved Gender Pay Gap Reporting There will be continued scrutiny on gender and ethnicity pay and representation and the gaps which still exist. I think we will also see smaller companies taking proactive steps to review and analyse their data and build inclusive companies, despite the government rejecting calls to widen...
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Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Will you be one of the companies that respond to the Government consultation on Ethnicity Pay Reporting which closes on January 11 2019?  Or will you be standing on the side lines waiting for others to step forward? We need change.  We need organisations to take proactive steps to create Diverse and Inclusive workplace cultures.  Employees should feel respected and valued for their unique differences.  The outcome of the Government’s consultation could result in the requirement for organisations to extend the scope of the annual gender pay reporting to include reporting of gaps in ethnicity pay. We know from the annual gender...
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T is for Talent Planning

T is for Talent Planning

An important part of an organisation's diversity and inclusion strategy is planning for succession. The introduction of a Career Watch programme enables an organisation to recognise individuals ready to step into leadership positions and also broaden the capability of employees within the organisation. Both will build a strong leadership pipeline. (more…)...
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How to Create a Thriving Workplace

How to Create a Thriving Workplace

Although it seems to be mainly corporate giants that make the list of the best places to work having a healthy, happy workforce makes good business sense and is something that every company should strive for. When it comes to retention of staff and attracting new talent, it’s not all about pay and benefits. Employees, women in particular, are looking for company that values them and their work, challenges them and makes them proud to work there. (more…)...
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Talent Management can Improve Business Performance

Talent Management can Improve Business Performance

A recent report by The Manpower Group found that in 2018 many companies were facing talent shortages and skills mismatches, with 50% of large businesses in the UK reporting difficulty recruiting. For some, talent management is viewed simply as training current employees, for others its succession planning for employees in key positions only. Talent management is a range of initiatives within a strategic plan that helps companies focus on talent at all levels throughout the organisation. This plan should help an organisation achieve its short-term goals without losing sight of the bigger picture requirements and it’s integral to the delivery of...
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