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The hidden consequences of the counteroffer

Posted on September 12, 2023
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

Leadership: Competence v Confidence

Posted on August 17, 2023
“There is a pathological mismatch between the attributes that seduce us in a leader and those that are needed to be an effective leader” – I heard this in a recent Ted Talk on male leadership, and it sparked some thoughts on the matter. Confidence is often viewed as a

Where have all the actuaries gone…..?

Posted on May 26, 2023
And how to keep the people you’ve got……! ‘Where have all the actuaries gone’ is a common refrain in my conversations with clients! Post-Covid the market has changed and that, coupled with the growth in certain sectors, is driving the scarcity.Which makes employee retention and engagement absolutely pivotal in making
Hi there, I’ve been thinking about this hot potato for sometime! The gender pay gap has been a thorny issue which has prominently targeted women and employees of a minority group for quite some time, so why is it still an issue in 2023?  The current gender pay gap currently
Clubbing to candlemaking: how companies are handling #MeToo After the pretty depressing news about the CBI recently, here is an interesting article in The Times about how companies are trying to organise fun events for their staff that they hope won’t result in allegations of assault (ie – avoiding parties,
Interesting new podcast from the FT – Working It, which this week explores the changes in legislation regarding pay transparency. There are new rules around job adverts mandating pay details in New York plus the ability to find out exactly what your neighbour/friend earns in Norway. There are very compelling
Sophie Peterson