Hi there, in the next installment of my (very) occasional series of articles, this is the first part of a ‘Recruiting Skills’ series focusing on writing great job posts. I think it’s fair to say that in my niche – actuarial/risk/investment – great talent is not easily found so any new ideas may help all of us! The goal of a job post is to sell not only the position, but also the organisation and
I recently read Katie Roiphe’s article on the gender pay gap – read it here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/20/katie-roiphe-why-paid-less-than-male-colleagues and it’s well backed up by any number of research papers: Harvard Business Review said that only 7% of woman asked for a higher salary at offer stage compared to a whopping 57% of men! This crosses industry barriers too – actuaries may be a way away from the world of Jennnifer Lawrence, but even the arrow wielding super
Time to End Pay Secrecy? A recent Ted Talk by Management Researcher David Burkus looked at the question of pay transparency. This is a hot topic and it was a fascinating talk. Here’s a summary. How much do you get paid? Or the person next to you at work? These tend to be uncomfortable questions and, whilst we all ask them, we rarely get the answer. Pay is usually subject to secrecy. The assumed reason
Article 4: Interviewing, Hiring and Training Generation Y Think your work colleagues are from another planet? It could be due to the generation gap. ‘Bridging the Generation Gap’ is a five part series which looks at how the different generations behave in the workplace, with particular emphasis on Generation X and Generation Y. Article 3 in this series demystified Generation Y (anyone born between 1977 and 1995). Now it’s time to look at the best
Article 3: Demystifying Generation Y Think your work colleagues are from another planet? It could be due to the generation gap. ‘Bridging the Generational Gap’ is a five part series which looks at how the different generations behave in the workplace, with particular emphasis on Generation X and Generation Y. Article 2 in this series took a closer look at Generation X – the group that makes up most of today’s middle management. This article
Zoom – Don’t Inerrupt!
Interesting article by Nancy Kline about not interrupting! All the zoom meetings in our lives has meant that the usual visual clues about wanting to speak or noticing someone else wants to speak have gone! So at the end of the meeting you either feel you’ve done too much talking or been the frustrated bystander unable to get their point across!
More important (in these times) was her point about polarisation which she said wasn’t a result of disagreement but a result of disconnection: ‘I think polarisation starts with, and is fed by, interruption. The minute one of us in stark disagreement interrupts the other, the brain registers the interruption as a pysical assault.’ (We all remember the first debate between Trump and Biden….)
Let me know what you think (and it might even work when you speak to your partner…….!)
From the book: The Promise That Changes Everything: I Won’t Interrupt You by Nancy Kline