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3 September 2020

Rising Stars Lockdown Report North West female business leaders speak of the pressures and challenges of lockdown – and fears of the long-term impact on gender equality in the workplace www.nwblt.co.uk @nwblt North West female business leaders speak of the pressures and challenges of lockdown – and fears of the long-term impact on gender equality […]

14 August 2020

Andreas Heinecke is challenging prejudice with his immersive exhibitions, including giving visitors a chance to experience life in total darkness with a blind guide Andreas Heinecke is one of those people you hear about who rise with the dawn. “I get up early, most of the time between 4am and 6am, because I like to […]

11 August 2020

By Marina Gerner, 10th August 2020 An aversion amongst male venture capitalists to talk about vaginas is belittling a whole generation of female entrepreneurs “I walked into this room, and there were probably about 30 men in their late 50s and 60s – all white hair,” says Colette Courtion, founder of Seattle-based health and wellness […]

11 August 2020

How many times have you heard the words “human-focus” ? Hundreds? Thousands? We get it, it has become a bit of a buzzword in the last couple of years. But what does “human-focus” actually mean when it comes to the culture at your company? And why would you even care? We’ve worked with more than 60 companies […]

10 August 2020

2020 has been a weird year, there’s no doubt about it. I’ve heard mixed opinions, particularly when it comes to working. For some, furlough has felt like one long holiday: beers, sitting in the garden and still getting paid. For others, it’s resulted in a loss of belonging, as well as incomprehensible stress, particularly with […]

5 August 2020

Hannah Baker, Head of Marketing at The Marketing Store on the importance of focusing on actions, not words when it comes to committing to drive change. I hesitate to start this piece claiming that it’s ‘never been more important to be an ally’, because standing up against injustice, platforming oppressed voices and dedicating time to […]

3 August 2020

Volunteering is a highly beneficial and rewarding way to employ your time. Not only can you contribute to important causes that could inevitably bring about substantial change, but you can also grow as an individual, attain valuable work experience and develop vital skills that can further your career. However, for many of us, our hectic schedules, personal responsibilities and glorious chores […]

29 July 2020

Onboarding new hires as an early-stage startup can be difficult to get right at the best of times. Now it’s harder than ever, with your startup team all working from home and new hires joining remotely, but it’s also never been more important to get it right. We’ve all heard stories of people arriving for […]

28 July 2020

Geoff McDonald: Co-Founder of Minds@Work and Mental Health Campaigner. Transitions: An Introduction During my journey to help organisations address the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace, it has struck me how so many cases of struggling mental health are associated with a transition in people’s lives. It is therefore vital that we continue to raise […]

27 July 2020

BUPA, DELOITTE, PWC AND SALESFORCE ARE FIRST TO OFFER VOLUNTEERING SUPPORT TO THE MENTAL HEALTH SUSTAINABILITY FUND Bupa, Deloitte, PwC and Salesforce have agreed to donate time, skills and resources to help small voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations continue to deliver urgently needed mental health support, as the country faces “a perfect storm” […]

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