We are at an interesting point in time. Diverse workforces make for better performance. But Best Companies to Work For awards don’t look at diversity as success criteria. If you want evidence on diversity and performance, look at McKinsey’s various reports that have been tracking this over the last decade. The latest is Diversity Wins … Best Companies to Work for agenda – where is ‘age’?
Last month I spent the day at Lancaster University, helping first year students in the management school with interview practice for their placements. I did this as part of my contribution as an Honorary Teaching Fellow for the university. I interviewed 14 students during the day – and spotted a number of themes. I’ve used … 8 essential placement interview tips for students
Over the last year, I have increasingly felt the traditional PR and comms industry is dying – I believe our sector must recognise this and help practitioners to adapt. Ten years ago, we were at a similar cross-roads as social media invaded the PR space. Then, our industry lost out big time. Swathes of PR … Is the PR/comms industry dying while we still discuss press releases?
This blog first appeared on Prime Women I mentioned before that we’ve been helping people to find purpose in, and enjoy, their ‘unretirement’. So it set me thinking. How can you stay young in mind, up-to-date and relevant once you have left full-time working life? While I am looking at this as an ‘unretirement’ issue … How do you stay young and relevant in your 60s? (and 70s and 80s!)
This blog first appeared on influenceonline.co.uk Mergers and acquisitions are typified by power games – everyone wants to be on the ‘winning’ side – and excitability about the potential for increased profits. In this blog I want to look at the issues of mergers and acquisitions – these insights have been gained from years of … The 4 risks of mergers & acquisitions: can you avoid them?
This blog first appeared on primewomen.com. Over the last few years, my business has been helping a lot of people who are coming up to ‘retirement’ – I use the word retirement cautiously, because the last thing they actually want to do is retire. I have seen definite themes coming through and want to share … The 10 Stages to Enjoying Your “Unretirement”