Inclusion in the Boardroom
Gender diversity, or rather the lack of it, at the top of organisational hierarchies is a hotly debated topic, with only 15% of global corporate board members being women (Lee, Marshall, Rallis & Moscardi, 2015). Although there is a target to reach 33% female board representation by 2020, at the current rate this will not be met by FTSE 300 corporations until 2027.» Read more: Inclusion in the Boardroom
Identifying talent within the legal sector
Although there are key issues facing the legal sector currently, they had not considered how to build a talent strategy to overcome challenges that they are facing.» Read more: Identifying talent within the legal sector
The Benefits of Walking and Coaching
We are often reminded of the benefits of exercise, which researchers continue to investigate. Some of these benefits include: positive mood states (Craft and Perna, 2004), lower levels of anxiety and depression (Stephens, 1988), and lowered risk of numerous chronic diseases (Blair and Morris, 2009). As indicated, the benefits are both physiological and psychological, and so exercise, it seems, is as good for the mind as it is the body.» Read more: The Benefits of Walking and Coaching
Diversity in the Workplace
Diversity refers to the ‘collective mixture of human differences and similarities along a given dimension’ (Cox, 1995). Diversity in the workplace is important as it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual and the strengths that they bring to the room.» Read more: Diversity in the Workplace
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How Does the Candidate Experience Impact their Belief in the Brand?
When recruiting candidates to what extent do hiring organisations remember that they are not just potential employees, they are also prospective customers?» Read more: How Does the Candidate Experience Impact their Belief in the Brand?
The Misuse of Assessment Tests
With the plethora of literature, research and publications on bias, validity and testing standards in recruitment, it is difficult to believe that assessment tools and processes are still regularly misused.» Read more: The Misuse of Assessment Tests
Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs and their Winning Attitude
We all want to know the secret formula behind what makes a successful entrepreneur. We as females, often look to other women as role models to inspire us. This blog will explore the backgrounds, challenges and attitudes of three very different exceptional female entrepreneurs: Arianna Huffington, Sara Blakely and Michelle Mone. All of whom display a different combination of our Winning Attitudes.
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Goldie Sayers and her Winning Attitude
As a three-time Olympian and British record-holder for the javelin, I was honoured to be asked to contribute to Zircon’s white paper on The Winning Attitude alongside other Olympians, CEO’s, Business Leaders and West End stars.
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Winning the War
One of the most successful men I know grew up in the roughest streets of Bristol, and shared a cramped bedroom with his five brothers until he could leave the family home and ‘escape’ to his second choice university. Now a multi-millionaire cabinet minister, each of his milestones made it more and more apparent that his success was no simple stroke of luck.
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Pure Luck or Hard Work?
We have all heard the age-old discussion about whether the most unprecedented successes come from being in the right place at the right time, or whether it comes from hard work and dedication.
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Winning: It’s more than just First Place
Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee’s selfless rescue of his brother shows a true Winning Attitude.
“Winning is not a destination, it’s a journey” – John Chandler
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Overcoming Adversity- The Paralympian Stories
We have arrived at that time of #Rio2016 when we get to watch super humans in action. Humans who have defied the odds and gone against doctors’ and society’s expectations and achieved the incredible.
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Winners DO Sweat the Small Stuff
It has become popular in recent times to dismiss the importance of details and the “small things”. Politicians such as Donald Trump and Michael Gove have claimed that people are tired of “experts” and details. Meanwhile self-help books such as Richard Carlson’s bestselling “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” claim that the only way to become stress-free is to stop worrying about the minutiae of our day-to-day lives.
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Work Experience is Key to Career Clarity
Towards the end of my second year at University I realised that I needed to start making some serious decisions about possible career options following my Bachelor’s degree. At the time I was leaning towards Business Psychology, but as with everything, you don’t know if something is actually right for you until you try it. As such, I was so excited when I saw the opportunity for internships at Zircon, and I applied straight away.
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The Importance of Failure in Success
“The best things in life don’t come easily”, often quoted amongst those older and wiser to those in the midst of challenging times seeking guidance. This sentiment certainly rang true in our most recent research Winning Attitudes where we interviewed 42 successful entrepreneurs, CEO’s, media personalities and Olympians, investigating what it took to reach their heady heights.
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