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employment alliance

Today’s new uneasy employment alliance

Technology conferences have a ton of buzzwords, but two stood out at this year’s Unleash in Paris last month. These were “journey” (digital, employee, candidate) and “experience” (people, talent, employee, HR, brand.) The conversations also focused on the constant shift in workplace relationships between employer and employee which have led to the creation of a…

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Candidate driven market

Recruitment in a candidate driven market

 In candidate driven markets, hiring managers are the sellers For years the recruitment process has been powered by companies in the happy position of being in  the driving seat. Things have changed in today’s candidate driven market. In a supply driven market, companies posted ads, shortlisted some candidates, putting them through rigorous interviews and not…

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high risk for burnout

Is your job high risk for burnout?

Are you at risk for burnout? Bain and Company carried out a study in 2010 “Flexible Work Models: How to bring sustainability in a 24/7 world”) which researched 3,300 professional men and women on the adoption and effectiveness of flexible work models. It found that a lack of availability of these  type of programmes, as well as their poor utilization,…

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The downside of presenteeism

Presenteeism has crept into modern day business vocabulary and is now listed as a new word in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, defined as “presenteeism (noun): working when sick especially to avoid the stigma of being absent. “

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Lipstick jungle

The Lipstick Jungle: Get me out of here!

Is there really a lipstick jungle –  some would say so. For many women, organisations are not safe places. Not only are they more likely to be bullied by a man, but also by another woman. For many  the lipstick jungle is real and bullying leaves indelible scars, ultimately impacting their long-term view of their…

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role of the organisation in bullying

The Petticoat Polemic: The Role of the Organisation in Bullying

The role of the organisation in bullying This research project has been eye-opening in many ways. So many interesting and contentious points have been raised that it has taken me a while to synthesise them. What is the role of the organisation in bullying?  What do they do about this phenomenon? Answer – not a…

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bitch or bully

Bitch or Bully: The Pink Elephant

Part I of 5 in my series on bullying by women in the work place.
Part 2: The Lipstick Jungle: Female Saboteurs Part 3: The Mascara Mafia Part 4: The Petticoat Polemic: the role of the organisation
Part 5: Whatever happened to Jane?

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