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I wanted to flag up the number of senior female candidates I speak to regularly who would be ideal for senior roles I have but who deselect themselves because they just don’t have enough fuel in their tank. What with looking after kids, which as any parent knows, is a
Motherhood is a time of joy, adventure and new responsibility, but is it also going to cost you a pay cut?There is often a link between becoming a parent as a woman and the sting of being paid less by employers.  Now, you could argue that being paid substantially less
It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that there are more neuro-divergent people in the actuarial world than other workplaces but I think the days of the old actuarial jokes are well and truly over! We’ve all heard the one about knowing the difference between an actuary and

Should we have the right to disconnect?

Posted on October 8, 2023
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In the realm of employment law, if there’s a trend currently making waves, it’s the sometimes controversial ‘right to disconnect’. Over the past few years, countries like Belgium, France and Spain have implemented rules that allow employees the right to disconnect from work and work-related technology when outside of working
How employers/team leaders can support neuro-divergent employees: It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that there are more neuro-divergent people in the actuarial world than other workplaces but I think the days of the old actuarial jokes are well and truly over! We’ve all heard the one about

The hidden consequences of the counteroffer

Posted on September 12, 2023
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The counter offer has always been a part of the recruitment process and one which I’m keen to prepare for by ensuring candidates are moving for the right reasons. But from an employers point of view, it’s an understandable reaction to your star performers leaving! But is it worth it
Sophie Peterson