The Government Re-Launch “Disability Confident” – Latest Initiative In Boosting Employment For Disabled People

The Government recently relaunched their 2013 “Disability Confident” scheme, whereby businesses are able to make the most of the opportunities offered by employing disabled people. There are three stages to the scheme, the first two of which are achieved by issuing statements and conducting self assessments claiming that your business can see the benefit of […]

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Support for Hiring Managers: new product

Our core online learning platform, develops the self-confidence of candidates and creates an equality of access to expert advice — this is the niche we identified at start of our journey as a business. By talking to clients and potential clients across banking, law and engineering we discovered just how little access Hiring Managers have to skills-based […]

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Brexit: a redeployment challenge

If, and it’s still seems to be an if, the UK leaves the EU, there can be little doubt we will see a considerable amount of relocation of businesses and professional people. Which raises an important point, that a contact in the Middle East first brought to my attention. If you hire in English (it […]

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Supporting autistic candidates

A great deal has been written about autism in the last few years —with time dedicated to how businesses can harness the unique qualities of autistic candidates — those with savant qualities particularly. Our learning and development platform for candidates has recently been enhanced by advice from Jonathan Andrews, a soon-to-be-trainee lawyer at Reed Smith, who […]

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Social Mobility: measure, to improve

Social Mobility in the UK is pretty shocking — that’s the unsurprising conclusion of the ever-impressive Bridge Group‘s latest report. Particularly amongst the graduate population there’s significant evidence that social class impacts on careers, irrespective of academic achievements. Fixing such a many-sided problem will be a sticky business, but I applaud their recent efforts to try […]

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Lessons from Future Talent Awards

We were delighted to support this years Future Talent Awards — a celebration of inspirational women who are on their way to leading businesses. Nominees came from a diverse range of sectors, from Engineering, Health to the City, though each had a unique story to tell and aspirations to do business in their own style. Every […]

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Westminster Forum – addressing the Ministers

Social mobility is major issue in the UK labour market — barely a week goes by without the lack of opportunities available to young people from socially disadvantaged or minority backgrounds being highlighted.  This isn’t just a problem for the individuals, it’s a headache for companies too , they are lacking the people to execute […]

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Women in the City – awards

Quite how it happened I’m not sure. Certainly it made my mother chuckle, but Women in the City have asked me to part of the selection panel for their annual Future Leaders Award. This should be a great chance to meet more people making waves in their industry — it’s a also a great brand relationship […]

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Our project and you – for candidates

Amazing people come in all shapes and guises — yet interviews suit some more than others. A bad thing if a company wants to the hire the best talent. Our solution is pretty simple — give everyone the tools to communicate their own value. We’ve created a learning platform, where you can sharpen up your skills in […]

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Partnerships for more inclusion and innovation

As part of our growth, the Fair Hiring Project is delighted to announce that we are getting support from leading experts in their fields. Each of these amazing people have give us their time and experience for free to ensure candidates get great advice. We are hugely grateful to them all – it feels like […]

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Top employers embrace ‘no-name’ recruitment

Good news today, to see the prime minister David Cameron announcing that Ucas – who act as central body for almost all university applications – will make its applications “name-blind” from 2017, in an effort to reduce racial and gender bias (whether conscious or unconscious) in awarding of places. He has also announced that some […]

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Bonus and board targets: Government focus on gender equality

As the government continues to focus on gender equality in the workplace, the latest proposals that large employers must publish the amounts awarded to men and women in bonuses are interesting. This would be in addition to publishing the difference between the average pay of their male and female employees. The inclusion of bonus pay […]

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