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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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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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