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Hidden job market

Blind CVs don’t deal with the real problem

How helpful are Blind CVs? There has been a recent move towards proposing blind CVs in the recruitment process. Intended to increase diversity and reduce bias in areas such as gender, ethnicity and ageism, a number of organisations are committing to this system, including the U.K. Civil Service, the BBC, the NHS,  the European Union, KPMG and HSBC. But…

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diversity initiatives

The main reason diversity initiatives fail

Diversity initiatives and commitment Diversity initiatives are hard to introduce and even harder to manage successfully and bring to fruition. Many would say they are the window dressing and lip service to appease campaigners. Having a diversity policy is very different to making it effective. Neil Morrison covered this exact point in his post the other “Some are more equal than…

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The future of work debate divides HR opinion

Future of work –  is HR equipped to deal with it? There are two concepts guaranteed to divide HR opinion around the future of work.  They are: the sharing or collaborative economy portfolio careers In theory they are both fine and dandy. The reality is something different. The sharing economy Listed in WIRED as one of the main…

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Future of Work: New processes, traditional values

HRTech World in Paris was overwhelming. The sheer scale and energy of the event, with more than 3500 delegates, hundreds of sponsors and 200,000m² of exhibition space, meant some strategic cherry picking was needed. Although I became something of a Josh Bersin stalker, I spent a lot of time in the DisruptHR area, listening to pitches and talking to…

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The rise of the Eat, Pray, Love-r

An increasing number of women are going on journeys of self-discovery  Years ago, if a woman had a difficult time, she might call some friends and open a bottle of wine, cry over a chick flick (a marathon Colin Firth, Pride and Prejudice session is my mooch movie of choice) or eat her favourite comfort food. Today, she doesn’t get…

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HR Carnival – HR and cultural change

HR Carnival – what cultural changes end up as workplace challenges? Organisations are always impacted by changes outside the workplace and HR can often be slow to react. In this week’s HR Carnival, we’re going to hear from some international HR commentators about the impact of some those cultural changes on HR professionals. Some changes are barely perceptible, but build up over time. Others…

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Elder care – an HR crisis in the wings

With aging populations in many developed economies, elder care looms on the horizon for a high number, making it an HR crisis waiting in the wings. An increasing number of employees will have to balance caring responsibilities with paid work in the not to distant future. Many are already experiencing the challenge. I recently had an elder care crisis myself. My active and independent,…

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Career managers understand the art and science of recruitment

Job search, like it’s counterpart, recruitment, is both an art and a science.  It needs to be a successful combination of the strategic leveraging of technology (the science,) with advanced influencing skills, via personal branding and networking (the art.)  Like the planets, when these elements are in perfect alignment, then hey-ho mission accomplished for both sides. The universe…

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The 5 key skills for the collaborative economy

 How to succeed in the collaborative economy  I find that I am perplexed by an increasing number of things. I don’t know whether it’s just that there are more things to be perplexed about, or I’m just more easily bemused these days. One of the main things that bothers me is the disconnect between the skills that today’s graduates are…

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People deprivation and the DIY economy

At one time the term “DIY” conjured up images of hardware stores and tool boxes. Today the DIY economy touches every element of our daily lives, with as yet un-measurable impact. In the past two days alone within the DIY economy I have: Withdrawn cash and deposited cash using a bank machine Scanned and paid for my groceries via a machine Booked…

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