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December 7, 2017
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Dec

Recruiters reluctant to hire women with children, study says

Male HR decision-makers have admitted to being reluctant to hire young females who might have children. Almost one in five male HR decision-makers said they were reluctant to hire young women who might have children, despite it being illegal to consider that factor when recruiting. A YouGov poll of 800 HR decision-makers found that one...
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07
Dec

Inspirational Woman: Agata Laydon | VP of Business Operations at Student.com

Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role I’m VP of Business Operations at Student.com, the world’s largest marketplace for student accommodation, where I oversee marketing, partnerships, sales and the booking process. I love the challenge of scaling our company through a combination of automation and expanding into new international markets –...
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07
Dec

Five tips to help young women succeed in the workplace

Agata Laydon, VP Business Operations, Student.com I’m a firm believer in meritocracy. Competence and achievements should be rewarded equally – regardless of your gender. But unfortunately, in today’s world of work, bias remains prevalent. Progress is being made, albeit painfully slowly. According to Catalyst, women held less than a quarter of senior roles globally in...
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07
Dec

Friends at work: A help or harm to your career?

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library Today’s job market is extremely competitive and one of the keys to success is having the drive and ambition to reach the top. Despite this, research conducted by CV-Library found that 18.4% of workers have actually stayed in a job they hate just to remain close with...
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07
Dec

A splash of colour: how the shades you wear can influence your interview

You may be aware of the study of colour psychology. It’s based on the idea that the colours around us affect us on an unconscious level, influencing our mood and our choices. You may have come across facts like how our brains are naturally disposed to see red first, or that the colour orange makes...
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Dec

Inspirational Woman: Emily Abbott | Founder & Managing Director, Hive and Keeper

Emily Abbott is the founder and managing director of Hive and Keeper. A research director in customer loyalty for years, Emily decided to follow her passion for beekeeping and launched her business of limited edition raw British honeys in April 2017, hoping to keep British apiaries and local beekeeping alive. Emily is now fully dedicated to...
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07
Dec

Look busy! The boss is coming…

In the current ‘epidemic of business’ in today’s society, our professional worth is now measured by our visibility in the workplace, and hours spent behind the computer, instead of the results or outcomes we produce. This notion of ‘presenteeism’ (being visible at the desk) is, The Hoxby Collective has found, in fact making workers less...
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07
Dec

Coping with festive stress

It’s December, and that means that the festive season is well and truly here. A time for children gazing in awe at beautifully wrapped parcels beneath a glittering tree, of gasps as the Christmas turkey is delivered on its platter to the white linen tablecloth and of smiles over glasses of freshly prepared mulled wine....
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