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Urgent news! Another survey highlights the worsening skills shortage.

This survey on skills shortages from Adzuna (online job board) says almost 2 vacancies for every person applying. The skills are the problem though.

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Are we really brave enough to tackle diversity and gender issues in the workplace?

The diversity dilemma debate continues...
How do we increase the % of women and decrease the % of men in boardroom positions and everywhere else it seems, but is it right there should be male and female dominated professions?

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Do you really understand training (and learning)? 3 ways to create real change ...

Are our training efforts sinking like a ship? Have we lost the passion for training because we failing to create real change?

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Is the secret to feeling younger a better job?

The benefits of engaged work are obvious. We feel better when the work we do capitalises on our strengths simply put, time disappears and age becomes a unknown concept. It makes us feel fulfilled. Unless of course, pressure kills that feeling.

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Diversity decreasing in creative industries?

Diversity barriers are limiting growth in the creative industries...

You would think even in the creative industries, t.v. media, etc there would be adequate diversity of ethnicity but it seems not.

In this article,  we see some disturbing trends in the lack of representation of a variety of diverse groups and a decrease in female representation.

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The very dangerous impact of 'pressure cooker' work environments...
Is working hard an Ego addiction we don't want to shake off?

Have we become so addicted to the our work, encouraged by the need of a big house with mortgage and fancy gadgets? That life is more about ego than happiness and our families?

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Is outdated thinking (and HR processes) damaging productivity? 7 smart ways to shake up your thinking!

These are what Yves Morieux states are the Holy Grail of efficiency, However he cites many problems and over complication which is blocking CO-OPERATION which he claims is the biggest barrier in improving productivity.

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The latest Age Map of the UK - what can we learn?

This map, with lots of further detail here in the article, has a breakdown of the geographic areas of the UK. Huff Post has some surprising insight into generational population spread - is this a clue to unlocking and solving talent pool issues?

Well maybe, but it certainly makes you think about where our future employees might be found, or where to open your next head office?

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Breaking News: 10 Careers With The Most Psychopaths – who do you think tops the list?

Author Kevin Dutton, a research psychologist at the University of Oxford, has studied the psychopathic brain extensively and has compiled a list of the jobs most likely to attract and foster the psychopathic personality. 

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Breaking news: 1 in 5 ashamed of their organisation - 2 shocking reasons why

These shocking results in a survey from the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) highlights 2 things:

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Do we need to redefine the word Talent to get better at Talent Management? 3 tips that might help you

Is clarifying our definition of TALENT one of the keys to re-engineering our strategy? Or getting better focus? Do we need to engage with the business better to get the meaning across (especially as true business partner)?

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The 4 main reasons why HR doesn't develop ITSELF - What do you think about number 3?

'I was bewildered to read recent research from Korn Ferry highlighting that a staggering 47% of companies are not offering leadership programmes to members of the HR function, with a similar number reporting that HR professionals are not considered for high potential programmes.

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