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We often use the terms diversity and difference interchangeably as if they're essentially the same thing. But if we scratch the surface of what we mean by 'diversity', we're mostly wanting sameness in a new jacket. Company websites are rife with ..

 

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A colleague of mine used to chant ‘welcome, welcome, welcome’ whenever a new starter announcement was made, clapping her hands in the spirit of the Girl Guides. Apart from being slightly concerned about her..

 

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Guest post for Aquarius HR Consulting's 'Guest Room' at aquariushrconsulting.com One of my favorite TV shows is HBO's Six Feet Under. For those of you who are not familiar with it, it's about a family that runs a funeral business. At..

 

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We typically design HR programs for the majority. After all, it makes sense - why spend the majority of your time designing and developing programs for the minority of employees? Except those minorities are the lifeblood of a diverse workforce. ..

 

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News just in. I have a sneaking suspicion that I am biased. While I like to think that I am aware of my own biases and able to reign them in when they arise, I'm not sure that's always the case. When I am aware of them, I rarely express t..

 

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A number of years ago I worked in a start-up environment that was full of rich discussion, lively debate and more than the odd disagreement. While tiring, it was exciting because the individuals involved were fully engaged with what was go..

 

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There are plenty of Ps in marketing. The four originals (product, price, promotion, place) and the extended mix for services (people, processes, physical evidence). As an undergraduate student the four Ps were imprinted on my brain, as were the..

 

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Promotions. Always celebrated. Rarely refused. For most of us a promotion is something we strive for, particularly in the early stages of our career. There is something appealing about a neatly carved out promotional pathway of cele..

 

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You know the drill. You get out of bed, shower, do your hair and then climb into your work clothes. A straight skirt, straight shirt and a ... straight-jacket. At least it feels like a straight-jacket sometimes. Some people are ..

 

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What is talent management? Talent management is ... the management of talent. -- end blog -- If only it were that simple. Whilst the term 'talent management' is now in the vernacular we still struggle to agree on..

 

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