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The road to inclusion

13th September 2021 Posted by

Earlier this summer, I felt both shocked and moved while hosting our weekly Wellness for All webinar. One of a series of sessions raising awareness and promoting inclusion and diversity in our company, the theme was transgender. Bobbi Pickard of Trans in the City – a joint initiative with global companies to inform attitudes to gender diversity – shared her

Hiring interns – as that first rung gets higher

4th August 2021 Posted by

For young people, high summer should be a rite of passage marked by exams, graduation and perhaps travel, or a first real experience of the world of work. But just as the pandemic has taken away many freedoms and disrupted their education, the aftershocks are impacting the life chances of young people, not least new interns and graduates.

Saluting the service – and transferable skills

7th July 2021 Posted by

During Armed Forces week, around 20 SUEZ recycling and recovery UK sites across the country flew the flag to commemorate the Armed Forces. This year, Saturday 26 June was an important day in the calendar for a select band of people in our country, and one we all have cause to celebrate and salute. Armed Forces Day is a chance

Engaging employees with a purpose

5th May 2021 Posted by

Among the many issues thrown into stark reality by the coronavirus pandemic, one stands out for business – the importance of purpose. Leaders and businesses with a sense of purpose seem more relevant now. Companies and employees that share a common purpose are also more effective. And they’re needed more than ever as we face up to our most formidable

Working out the consequences of Covid

19th April 2021 Posted by

Just as new laws can have unintended consequences, relaxing the rules can too. One apparently benign result of the pandemic has been the recognition by many organisations that employees can work productively from home – at least for a proportion of the time.

Rising to the (unequal) challenge

8th March 2021 Posted by

It’s become a cliché to say that we live in challenging times. The pandemic has sorely tested public services, business models and assumptions about our ways of working. But it has proved particularly challenging for women.

Compassion – a compass for business leaders, cultures and outcomes

17th February 2021 Posted by

Compassionate leadership is a concept that’s been debated and advocated for at least a decade now. Despite inevitable scepticism in a ‘cut-throat’ world of competition, many in both the private and public sectors have been won over by the appeal of a style of management which fosters humanity. And now, as we work through the pandemic, the need for compassion

The apprentice – you’re hired and highly regarded

8th February 2021 Posted by

National Apprenticeship Week is always something to celebrate, but this year – amid all the disruption to schools and young people’s education – it seems more important than ever. If anything, in the aftermath of the pandemic, the value of apprenticeships to trainees, employers and UK Plc is set to grow even faster than it would otherwise have done.

A burning issue of our times

19th January 2021 Posted by

The country is braced for the peak of the winter wave of Covid-19, and concerned not only by the rising toll of casualties, but also the inordinate pressure on NHS staff. As managers and HR professionals, we too need to be mindful of the toll on the mental health of our own people, now more than ever.

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