How Employers Can Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

Whatever your political stance, the whole world can agree that recent actions in the US have caused us to stand still in our tracks. The murder of George Floyd has sparked outrage across the globe and is dominating both the news and social media feeds. You may be wondering what this has to do with […]

Women in STEM: Jody Robie Presents the Facts

Bay Path University is dedicated to changing the face of the STEM landscape. Through its American Women’s College, the first all-women online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the US, the university is helping women to gain the education and leadership skills needed to forge long and successful careers. The program offers more than 28 degrees […]

A Simple Guide to Attracting More Women to STEM Roles

Today marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women are doing incredible things in the science, technology and engineering sectors and the number of females taking up careers in these industries is continually on the rise. However, why is there still so few females in STEM roles? Only 23% of the UK […]

Social diversity for employers

Only 7% of the UK’s workforce attended an independent school and yet, graduates of independent schools make up over 50% “of the top level of most professions.” According to the State of the Nation report, “only 1 in 8 children from low-income backgrounds is likely to become a high-income earner.” With statistics like these, it’s […]

Our top 5 campaigns celebrating IWD

To celebrate International Women’s Day we collated the advertising campaigns that we found the most empowering and inspiring for women of all ages and ethnicities from recent years. Goldieblox Superbowl commercial Agency: RPA 2014 Toy manufacturer Goldieblox, who looks to inspire and educate girls about the STEM industries, scored a Superbowl commercial spot after winning […]

Diversity agendas: more than meets the eye

Diversity agendas are less advanced than we thought Fewer organisations have a formal diversity strategy compared with previous years. That’s the surprise finding from the latest joint CIPD and Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning survey. It seems the problem with workplace diversity agendas runs deeper than initially meets the eye. For our upcoming white paper, […]

A guide to blind recruitment

What is Blind Recruitment? Blind recruitment refers to the removal of personal and identifiable information from a job application or CV. It is used to overcome unconscious bias and promote diversity in the workplace. By utilising blind recruitment, details of the candidate’s gender, ethnic background, age and quality of education can be removed, depending on […]

Just In: The Firm Award Nominations

As we near the end of a great year for Talent Works, we’re delighted to get news that we’ve been shortlisted for not one, not two, but five FIRM awards in 2017. The FIRM Awards provide a place to showcase the best recruitment activity of the year. With fourteen categories, the range of the shortlist […]

4 things we learned from The FIRM Conference 2016

In late November, our Brand and Insight team attended the FIRM London Winter Conference to present their Gen Up project: a research programme investigating the new complexities of a multi-generational workplace. And while we were busy sharing our knowledge with all the attendees, we also learned a thing or two along the way: Employer brands […]