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Change lives for the better by giving kids with learning difficulties a chance; change your organisation for the better

I want to start with an uncomfortable fact. According to government figures, fewer than 7% of people with learning difficulties in the UK are in paid employment. This compares to 36% of people with disabilities (not that this is anything to shout about). … Continue reading

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Women in IT. Is the tide finally turning?

Regular readers will know that I have written long and often about the shortage of women in technology and what needs to be done to attract a more balanced workforce. So I was taken by surprise when interviewing a recent … Continue reading

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Top company says: ‘We want more men’

I would wish you a Happy New Year but strict adherence to the belief that this sort of jollity ends with Twelfth Night, I can only wish you health, wealth and happiness in whichever order you like. I have, in … Continue reading

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Social mobility. Law firms work together to lead the way

Both AGR and TARGETjobs introduced new awards in the last year to highlight good practice in the area of social mobility recruitment. The AGR award was won by Allen & Overy and there were four law firms on the TARGETjobs … Continue reading

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Social Mobility Part 2. UCAS points and the correlation argument. WTF!!?

In 1978, I started working in the Careers Service at Manchester University. One of the first things I learned was that there was a correlation between a student’s grades at A level and success in examinations to become a chartered … Continue reading

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Social mobility. We all think it’s fair enough. But do we want it so badly that we will change the habits of a lifetime?

Social mobility. It’s good, isn’t it? If you disagree, I would stop reading now otherwise you’ll get as riled as a unemployed Muslim asylum-seeker reading the Daily Mail. Which is to say very riled indeed. I would hope that the … Continue reading

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Muirfield turns its back on equality and diversity. Death throes of a discredited belief in the status quo. About time too

It’s all gone quiet on the equality and diversity in recruitment front, ostensibly at least. The hottest of hot topics a few years ago has not gone away (that would be too optimistic) but it’s fair to say that it’s … Continue reading

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