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Shared Parental Leave, More than a Policy! By Charlotte Sweeney

The Government launched the much anticipated Shared Parental Leave (SPL) Regulations on the 1st December 2014 which apply to employees who expect to become parents on or after 5th April 2015, including adoptive parents. These new regulations give parents flexibility to share caring responsibilities between themselves, enabling them to choose how they would like to arrange the care for their child. There are numerous articles available giving effective overviews of what this means for employers, what they should now be...
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Harnessing the Power of Diversity, What Next? By Charlotte Sweeney

One of the ‘firsts’ was the Harnessing the Power of Diversity Conference on the 10th June 2014 at The Mansion House in the centre of the City of London. On that day over 150 managers from all levels came together to share their perspectives of Diversity and Inclusion within their companies, how progress was being made and what the continued focus should be over the coming years. Harnessing the Power of Diversity conference approached the Diversity and Inclusion agenda differently,...
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Women Inspiring The Economy by Emily Karatay

Emily Karatay attended our recent conference in Liverpool, which focused on ‘Women Inspiring the Economy’ – here are her thoughts from the day! This blog originally appeared here. To find out more about World Merit, visit www.worldmerit.org. I had the pleasure to join an event last week as part of the International Festival of Business in Liverpool. ‘Women Inspiring the Economy’ was brought to life by Women 1st an initiative aimed at supporting women into leadership roles. The ‘Women Inspiring...
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Taking One For The Team by Stephanie Hamilton, MD, ISS Food & Hospitality

With equality between men and women at board level still a long way off, are quotas a necessary evil? Stephanie Hamilton shares her views. I am not a ‘sit on the fence’ kind of person. My opinions are always one way or the other. White wine and never red. ‘Team Cheese,’ rather than ‘Team Dessert’. I love raw celery, but hate it cooked. Women in business quotas? I am ‘no’ on quotas. At least, I was… I have worked in...
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