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Are Celebrity ‘advice’ books Fake News?

For any health professional or therapist, January is the time to be afraid – very afraid. Every year it is the same and their clients and patients come in with all sorts of new strategies, strange diets and unusual advice which they have read in the plethora of Celebrity health books, diet plans and self-help titles that they received as Christmas presents.

Article by: Susan Scott | Published: 7 February 2018


University challenge | Print – Issue 159 | Article of the Week

There continues to be significant barriers to the flow of students from different social backgrounds into the corporate world that have gone unrecognised and unaddressed. Many groups of graduates need better preparation for navigating their way through the corporate recruitment maze - because it is not the level playing-field it’s assumed to be.

Article by: Zahir Irani | Published: 7 February 2018


January Doesn’t Have To Be Blue

January is often the bluest month of them all as everyone’s in a post-Christmas funk and eagerly looking forward to pay day. But it doesn’t have to be like this! In fact January brings those frosty starts to the day, that cosy feeling you get when it’s dark and cold outside, and a warm and toasty office.

Article by: Emily Wells | Published: 6 February 2018

Machiavellian Intelligence

Just what is Machiavellian Intelligence?

It is generally accepted that good leaders need a high degree of Emotional Intelligence (EI). We can be as talented and hard-working as we like, but we are unlikely to be successful leaders if our decisions and behaviours are not guided by a high degree of emotional intelligence.

Article by: Mark Powell and Jonathan Gifford | Published: 6 February 2018


Recruiter battle for strongest graduates grows in intensity

The recruiter battle for the strongest graduates is becoming so intense with students more empowered than ever before – making engagement and candidate experiences the top recruiter priorities, according to two industry leaders. In a study of almost one million applicants and excerpts of responses from almost 40,000 business students across four international regions.

Article by: Charles Hipps | Published: 5 February 2018


How AI is changing the face of HR

In HR, machine learning is perhaps the most successful branch of AI.  It can help identify which candidates are most likely to be successful for a position; or similarly, ascertain which employees may not be suitable for a role in the next few years.  Through feeding information to the system it can cast predictions and help shape HR performance.

Article by: Sean Harman | Published: 5 February 2018


How long would it take men to earn the same salary as their footballing namesake?

It would take someone with the name ‘Joe’ the longest amount of time to earn their England namesake’s (Joe Hart) weekly wage at 4 years, 7 months, 1 week and 3 days. A regular Tom would have to work the shortest duration of time to attain the same weekly wage as their footballing counterpart (Tom Heaton) at 4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days.

Article by: Adam Taylor | Published: 4 February 2018

third party harassment

Are employers liable for third party harassment?

The issue of liability for third party harassment has been called in to question following an undercover investigation by the Financial Times at an all-male charity event. The Presidents Club ran an event where female hostesses were reportedly subjected to sexual harassment by the male invitees, although attendees had been warned against harassing others in an event brochure.

Article by: Kate Palmer | Published: 4 February 2018


What must organisations do to thrive in disruption?

Thriving organisations – those that transform their work environment into a compelling experience – will be first in building the workforce for the future. Yet, only 52% of organisations worldwide have committed to help employees thrive at work. Mercer’s newest research, provides a blueprint on how to build a thriving organisation in this era of disruption.

Article by: Kate Bravery | Published: 3 February 2018


Supporting employees diagnosed with cancer

With cancer rates rising and Macmillan highlighting that most employees (85 percent) diagnosed with cancer say their work is important to them, it is likely that more employers and employees will be impacted by cancer in the coming years. So, what should companies do to support any employees diagnosed with cancer?

Article by: Cheryl Brennan | Published: 3 February 2018