An interesting and lively discussion on BBC Radio Ulster Vinny Hurrell show last night with John Higgins, myself and as always the fab Vinny. The title is a bit of a giveaway. The office affair - is it ever a good idea and what should colleagues do? Enjoy the gossip, express horror or just ignore? In case you missed the show, check out my key tips below or download the podcast at the end of the article. Love affairs at work are nothing new, nor are the difficulties that ca
Ulster University Business School's Steve Pollard and Key to Success Consultants Linzi Conway are researching the value to business of participation in organised business networking events in Northern Ireland, whether they are in person or through technological means. If you participate in business networking in Northern Ireland we would appreciate if you could take part in our short survey. Your contribution will be of great value to our research. Please click on the link to
We have all no doubt heard about or watched The Voice, the reality television singing competition based initially on 'blind auditions.' Contestants are concealed from the judges, who are asked to vote purely on the quality of their voice. Quite simply the process is an attempt to remove bias that may exist from the talent acquisition process. Diversity and inclusion are central to every business. Unconscious bias is a big challenge in the workplace and society. Just imagine
A recent survey by Recruitment Consultancy 9-2-3 who specialise in 'finding jobs to fit school hours' (love this!) showed that flexibility is often the third most important key influence on career choices after pay and location. A browse through the regional job boards often highlights the limited range of flexible jobs on offer, job share or part time. As technology and digitisation continues to develop at a rapid rate, it is definitely a good time for employers to take 54
A top CEO says her success is down to dying her blonde hair brown. Does hair colour matter? What does this say about society? If you missed my interview on BBC Good Morning Ulster regarding sexism in the workplace, then listen to the interview now. Here are my 5 key points from the interview:- We only need to look at recent headlines with Uber, Google or the story about Nicola Thorpe being sent home from a temp job for refusing to wear high shoes, to know that prejudice,
Listen to BBC Good Morning Ulster tomorrow 12/09/2017 at 8:20am when I will be discussing sexism in the workplace and reflecting on the story about Tech CEO, Eileen Carey, who ditched the heels, the blow dried hair, manicured nails, contact lenses and dyed her blonde hair brown. What does this say about the workplace in general? Tune in for an interesting debate.
A friend and colleague of mine, Mike Thompson recently sent me his latest creation. We worked together previously in digital marketing and Mike remains my go-to-guy for website and social technology but these days his focus is more on "bites" than "bytes". He has started a biscuit company, making hotel room and restaurant biscuits using Northern Ireland ingredients, as an alternative to the Scottish shortbread and English clotted cream biscuits currently widely available. His
Dressing like someone half your age or playing computer games in your 40's. Nick Garbutt, Fionola Meridith and me join Vinny Hurrell in the BBC studio for a bit of craic. If you missed the show then click on the link. #VinnyHurrell #BBC #RadioUlster #NickGarbutt #FionolaMeridith
In case you missed my interview on BBC Radio Ulster, sharing top tips for CV writing, simply click this link. To book an Employment Coaching session email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 28 28 274434. #CV #Recruitment #HR #Jobsearch #Jobseeker #CareerAdvice
Whilst we have legislation in place to protect against age discrimination and since apparently 50 is the new 30 (so they say), you would think that finding employment at any age would be no problem. Find out my top tips for finding employment at 50+.