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Diversity is HR’s latest pet project. It’s an exciting new social purpose with added business benefits. ‘Diversity Champions’ are this decade’s CSR Officers. This is no bad thing, especially in the face of overwhelming evidence that people are routinely disadvantaged because of the colour of their skin, their socio-economic background, sexuality or their gender. Yet whilst you can’t move for articles on sexism and racism at work, ageism gets very little coverage. It gets no headlines.Continue reading
Employee referrals are often lauded as the most effective and successful way to hire. On the surface the stats on look pretty compelling; referred employees stay longer, produce more profit, and get up to speed faster. These stats are so compelling that the general consensus is that referrals are a cheaper way to hire, a faster way to hire, generally produce better results and lowers the turnover rate at your company.Continue reading