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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Recruitment
We try to be as objective as we possibly can when making those important decisions, especially when these relate to work. But we are human, we are all subject to unconscious bias in one way or another, but the more we are aware of this, the more we can potentially mitigate it. What is Unconscious Bias? Influences such as our background, our experiences and even environmental conditions can all play a part in our choices, whether we realise it or not. Most of the time, this is not a major issue, but we display unconscious bias when we begin to favour or discriminate against people because of these influences, without even realising it. Unconscious bias can have a huge impact on people-related decisions at work, especially when it comes to…
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Mental Health Support During a Winter Lockdown

Mental Health Support During a Winter Lockdown

Wellbeing
For many of us, one of the only things that made the lockdown manageable and bearable, was the blue skies and sunshine over the last few months – and as the lockdown measures started to lift we were able to enjoy, to an extent, dining with our friends and family members, picnics in the park, and even holidays abroad. Now, the announcement of a second lockdown in England and the introduction of a tier system across Scotland through winter, how can we protect our mental health? Many of us dread the winter months with the shorter days and colder weather, and that was before we were dealing with a global pandemic and the prospect of a lockdown. However, we can take some lessons from countries like Norway, who go without…
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Make Yourself More Marketable

Make Yourself More Marketable

Marketing
While it's great to be strategic and focus on those channels that maximize ROI, having multiple marketing streams can help your business stay nimble enough to survive any sudden changes that might come it's way.Your target audience may have a preference in platform, but what if they shift, or the market forces a transition? You can be great at what you do, but you’ll get nothing in return if no one can find you.So, are there any benefits in using a variety of marketing channels? If so, what are they? You Can Follow Your Customer's Journey - It is not about your channels; it is about your target audience, where they learn about you and how they make a decision about your products. Therefore, diversifying is not just about the…
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Managing Adversity

Managing Adversity

Overcoming Adversity
We all face adversity from time to time, and now more than at any other time, adversity seems to be around every corner.  So, how do we face down adversity and come out the other side, better and bolder?  Read on for some tips that successful people use to overcome adversity and navigate through. Invest in Yourself – every day is a school day.  The most successful people never stop learning and developing.  By investing in yourself you improve and grow.  During the last 6 months many of us have taken up new hobbies, volunteered or started learning new skills.  Adversity is a great teacher and offers valuable insights and opportunities to keep developing.   Be mentally prepared and choose a positive mindset – preparing for the worst and hoping for the best…
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