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An Olympic Legacy – workplace meritocracy

This piece should have been posted two weeks ago; August intervened. I have been hooked, spending much of the past month dangling from the line of the “Greatest Show on Earth” – the Olympics. With wall-to-wall and morning to night … Continue reading

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A Sense of Community – a little nugget for the workplace

This article is a bit different from the norm, but stick with it to find out where it goes. It was a hot day, I mean very hot. Everything was steaming and damp, even the asphalt on the road was … Continue reading

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Physical appearance – an impact on behaviour.

At a meeting yesterday I was reminded of an introduction and recommendation that came my way some time ago. It was a strange one that was given with a warning: “don’t mention his size”. No other clarification was offered. After … Continue reading

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Women in the Boardroom – what will it take?

Three reports came my way this week; an article, a radio interview and a small news item. Separate issues, but clearly linked. In Financial News, with the headline “Davies shuns quotas to address gender imbalance”, is an article about Lord … Continue reading

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Who is Invisible – the boy on the stairs

At 8:10 one morning last week, I boarded the 125 London bus to work. It was raining and the bus was crowded. On the stairs, standing in his usual place a teenage boy on his way to school; I had … Continue reading

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Equalities in the News – drip-drip, but is it enough?

Let me start in my usual way, by describing the stimuli for this article and prepare you for the usual questions I am posing at the end of it. Yesterday I read with interest findings from a BBC research into … Continue reading

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‘No fault dismissal’: correcting an imbalance or going too far

In the years of the last Labour government, I was continuously contacted by employers telling me that their control over employees had been eroded away completely. Often blaming European directives, they said that their employees had too much power, particularly … Continue reading

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