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Why ESG Matters

Diversity
5 min read

The world is facing an unprecedented acceleration of technology innovation, human migration and climate change marked by extreme weather patterns. It is therefore important for organisationsto consider...

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Ariane de Rothschild
 

Inspiring People
5 min read

Banking, wine growing, hospitality... When it comes to investment, the vastly influential Edmond de Rothschild group has its fingers in many pies. At the forefront of the group stands a woman...

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BBC Inside Track - Biju Menon

FairHire
5 min read

Thank you for coming onto the program. It's a really really interesting concept this, why do you think there is a need for this kind of technology in the recruitment process?...

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Blind Recruitment - What is it?

FairHire
5 min read

For centuries organisations have been using the same basic recruitment process: Applicants send in their CVs, attend interviews or assessment centres and in the end, only a few ...

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LGBT community in the workplace


Inclusion
3 min read

Have you ever held back personal information from your coworkers? Admitting to your colleagues that you spend all your weekends on the couch or that you hate your CEO’s...

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Do you have unconscious bias?

How to beat loneliness during self-isolation


Diversity
5 min read

The world is facing an unprecedented acceleration of technology innovation, human migration and climate change marked by extreme weather patterns...

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Remote Working Policies & Financial Performance

Inclusion
3 min read

Diverse organisations are increasingly looking into ways to be more inclusive. When the world went into a lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many organisations began...

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Coronavirus - Impact on Recruitment


Workplace
3 min read

The global economic devastation created as a result of the coronavirus has been unparalleled outside of wartime. Businesses are being forced to rapidly adapt to continuous...

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Tim Cook
 


Inspiring People
4 min read

He is a private man and has spoken of his reasons for keeping it that way, referencing in interviews that he comes from humble roots, and prefers the spotlight fall on...

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The Halo & Horn Effect
 

Diversity
3 min read

How many choices have you made today? 2? 5? It’s hard to pinpoint how often we are making decisions as without realising we make countless amounts on a daily basis. In fact, you are...

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Vasant Narasimhan
 

Inspiring People
3 min read

Born in the US to Indian immigrants, he spent his early school years in Pittsburgh trying to figure out how to fit in as an ethnic minority. Excelling in science and maths, Vasant had aspired to become....

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Minouche Shafik
 

Inspiring People
4 min read

After becoming the World bank’s youngest ever Vice President at 36 and having such an illustrious career in world economics, few can say that they are as much of a role model to....

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Is it time we ditch the BAME label for employees?
 

Workplace
4 min read

The acronym 'BAME' is commonly used in UK media, politics and industry. Standing for black, Asian and minority ethnic, the term derives from the movement of ...

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Coronavirus layoffs in US Start-ups
 

Workplace
3 min read

Most companies have recently been forced into making tough choices by the Covid-19 pandemic, but it appears that, perhaps unsurprisingly due to their smaller stature, start-up companies have borne a ...

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The Challenges of Remote Working
 

Workplace
5 min read

As the current state of the world has seen a global rise in the number of employees participating in remote working, for many this unfamiliar process is bringing with it a slew of trials and...

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Unconscious Bias in Job Advertisements
 

Unconscious Bias
4 min read

As shown in a McKinsey report , diverse workforces are more productive and work more effectively, due to the range of viewpoints and opinions which they offer...

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Inspiring People: Ukonwa Ojo
 

Inspiring People
5 min read

Many women of colour are shifting paradigms, leading worldwide multi-million-dollar companies, and Ukonwa Ojo is no exception. The award-winning marketer, of ...

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Identifying Unconscious Bias
 

Unconscious Bias
4 min read

It is likely that, to some degree, we all exhibit some form of unconscious bias. This represents the effect of our gender, race, background, culture, age and many other...

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Strategies to Avoid Unconscious Bias
 

Unconscious Bias
4 min read

Blind recruitment is an essential step in the right direction in aiming to tackle the detrimental effects of unconscious bias in order to promote a more diverse and...

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Why is blind hiring so Important?
 

Workplace
4 min read

The practice of blind hiring is becoming increasingly more popular nowadays as firms strive to make their workforce more diverse, dynamic and able to cope with...

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UK progress on workplace D&I
 

Workplace
4 min read

We in the UK have no doubt made great strides in recent years towards a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Boris Johnson’s government has currently a greater proportion...

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Inspiring People: Christine Lagarde
 

Inspiring People
3 min read

Being the first ever female finance minister of a G8 economy and as of 2020 still the only, Christine Lagarde is ranked 2nd on the 2019 Forbes list of the world’s...

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Neurodiversity and why it is essential
 

Diversity
3 min read

Neurodiversity is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioural traits, regarded as part of normal variation...

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8 tips for a productive morning routine
 

Diversity
6 min read

With so many people working from home at the moment, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are finding it difficult to stay productive away from the office. It is...

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Truth about Gender-bias in the workplace
 

Unconscious Bias
4 min read

Unconscious gender-bias is something prevalent in the workplace. This article draws attention to the extent it is seen in companies today despite attempts to...

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Inspiring People: Christian Louboutin
 

Inspiring People
3 min read

Christian Louboutin has had an illustrious career as a shoe designer in Paris, but he has overcome many hurdles in his pursuit of this passion for design, not least...

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Create a stress-free culture
 

Workplace
3 min read

In the often busy and hectic workplace of today stress levels are generally quite high in a lot of sectors or business. This not only is this bad for employees, but it...

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Making your CV stand out
 

Workplace
5 min read

Given the current climate of the job market it is now more important than ever that CV’s are built to stand-out. We therefore recommend 4 simple steps you can...

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Being productive while remote working
 

Workplace
4 min read

Remote working can have severe effects on workers productivity. Becoming complacent and losing motivation, especially during this pandemic is all too...

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Pros and cons of video interviews
 

Workplace
2 min read

During lockdown, video interviews have become ever more relevant, as the world of work and recruitment has had to become digital to adapt to...

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Female leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic
 

Inspiring People
3 min read

As leaders around the world struggle to control the impact of coronavirus to their societies, we are beginning to witness a trend towards the effectiveness....

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How Firms Can Promote Inclusion
 


Workplace
4 min read

Firms often seek to promote diversity and inclusion within the workplace but achieving this with success is typically easier said than done. To incorporate these practices...

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How the office is about to change
 


Workplace
4 min read

How the effects of coronavirus will affect the design, health and safety and workings of the Office. Uses information published by the South Korean...

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Coronavirus: A step back for working mothers
 

Workplace
5 min read

Lockdown has caused drastic changes in the dynamics of the family household, causing it to represent much more than...

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Diversity begins with cartoons

Diversity & Inclusion
5 min read

The BBC saw a 23% increase in viewers in the first three weeks of lockdown in the UK, whilst Disney+ global subscribers nearly doubled to 50 million. With a lack of options for children to go...

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Inspiring People: Dai Le

Inspiring People
3 min read

Having arrived in Australia at a very young age, not speaking a word of English, and under extremely difficult circumstances, few would have expected Dai Le to achieve the success that she has done. From these humble beginnings...

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Inspiring People: Sonita Alleyne
 

Inspiring People
3 min read

Born in Barbados in 1967 and raised in East London, Sonita has had a successful career as a businesswomen and entrepreneur and has recently become the first black master of an Oxbridge University college...

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Ageism in the workplace

Diversity & Inclusion
3 min read

It is UK law that one must not face discrimination due to their age. However, ageism in the workplace persits with a staggering 70.8% of UK workers reveal discrimination around age is common in their workplace, rising to 85.3%amongst those aged 55-6...

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Inspiring People: Ajay Singh Banga

Inspiring People
3 min read

Considered to be a ‘diversity champion’, in an annual ranking of ethnic minority role models in business, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga placed number one as the top ethnic minority executive in the world, according to the 2019 EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model list...

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Navigating Covid-19 with a diverse mindset
 

Diversity & Inclusion
3 min read

While firms prioritise health and safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of their employees, the importance of diversity and inclusion seem to have faded ...

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Blind recruitment during COVID-19


Diversity & Inclusion
4 min read

Despite COVID-19, firms that continue recruitment processes, as well as firms that will need support to recover in a post-pandemic world, should consider...

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10 ways to improve workforce diversity


Diversity & Inclusion
3 min read

Creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce has become an important part of the agenda for many organisations. Due to a rise in social awareness and ...

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Blind Audition to blind Hiring


Fairhire, Diversity & Inclusion
3 min read

Blind recruitment has come a long way from how it started in the second half of the 20th Century to what it is today. However, the central principle remains the same...

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Beauty Bias



Diversity & Inclusion
4 min read

A description of beauty bias, or “lookism,” and an introduction to its implications and consequences. People of all ages have beauty biases that are both conscious and ...

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The G.I. Joe Fallacy



Unconscious Bias
3 min read

There are many well-known unconscious biases in the hiring process: similarity bias, beauty bias, gender bias, racial bias, the halo effect, the horn effect...

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Diversity & Fair working environment



Unconscious Bias
3 min read

Recent research conducted by FairHire indicates that women are 50% more likely to identify an unconscious bias in themselves than men, and those of minority ethnicities are 10% more...

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The effect of Unconscious Bias in Recruitment


Diversity & Inclusion
4 min read

In respect to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it’s vital that companies avoid all forms of discrimination in their recruitment processes...

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Identifying bias behaviour



Fairhire
2 min read

A recent survey conducted by FairHire indicates that one third of the workforce feels unable to identify bias behaviour in their colleagues. This brings into question the effectiveness of....

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Orchestrating Equity: A brief look into history


Aware & Educate
3 min read

At FairHire, we consider blind hiring to be an important aspect of the future of recruitment and talent acquisition. However, at times, , it is equally interesting to...

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Unconscious Bias: System One - System Two


Aware & Educate
4 min read

Dual-process theories were popularised by the Economic Nobel Prize winner, Daniel Kahneman. These theories divide our thinking into two systems: system one and system two...

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Strategies to promote Diversity and Inclusion


Aware & Educate
4 min read

Workplace diversity, although clearly important from an ethical perspective, is gaining increasing organisational recognition for the incredible benefits it can have on...

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What it means to have an inclusive workforce


Diversity & Inclusion
3 min read

Many firms strive to achieve a diverse and inclusive workforce but seem to bundle the two words as synonymous, when in fact diversity is almost meaningless...

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The Kübler-Ross Change Curve


Diversity & Inclusion
4 min read

Applying the Kübler-Ross model to help understand the barriers to implementing diversity initiatives. Also known as the five stages of grief, the model describes the different emotions that people ...

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Why a Diverse Workplace Yields Better Results


Workplace
3 min read

We increasingly see corporations and businesses making conscious efforts to diversify their workforce. However, what drives this change? This trend aims to avoid a homogenized workforce,...

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Understanding & valuing Workplace Inclusion


Diversity & Inclusion
4 min read

Diversity and inclusion are usually discussed together without much independent focus on their individual components. Even so, more often than not, diversity is prioritised...

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Reasons Workplace Diversity plans fail


Diversity & Inclusion
4 min read

The Boston Consulting Group published that approximately 98% of companies have a diversity program established for employees. Yet these programs often fail to reach their...

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Inequalities Among The Black Population


Unconscious Bias
4 min read

A recently published article by EPI found that black workers have experienced significantly larger losses to employment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ...

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Sonia Ouarti



Inspiring People
4 min read

Ms. Ouarti worked for tech giants, such as Canonical and Red Hat - firms often deemed to be pioneers within the industry. In 2013, she joined Amazon Web Services, as...

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