April 2018

Whether we like it or not, influencing plays a part in everyone’s lives. Despite the negative connotations associated with the word (think disingenuous shop salesman who pretends to be your best friend), influencing others should be seen positively. It can help you convince your partner where to go for dinner tonight, or even to persuade the kids to do their homework! However, it is in the context of the workplace in which I wanted to approach this topic, with inspiration coming...

The media would agree that for the technology super powers, an audience with Congress is a rite of passage. You haven’t quite ‘made it’ until you’ve been invited to sit opposite US Government for public scrutiny.   Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in Congress was nearly 20 years to the date after Bill Gates received his grilling on whether Microsoft was creating a monopoly. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has also appeared at both House and Senate for antitrust, human rights and tax issues....

As you can imagine, there has been a lot of noise this week following the UK filing deadline (4 April) for companies to reveal their gender pay gap. For many employers this marks the first time these figures have been laid bare for the world to see… undoubtedly a nerve-wracking moment for most employers. It’s been described as a ‘monumental’ revolution. Organisations have revealed the average hourly earnings of men and women, bonus gaps and the percentage of women at different...