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Today is my first day of working from home…. by Catriona Cookson

….and it’s going to be an adjustment as it is for everyone. Recruitment is a face to face business and so at BLT we have generally been office based enjoying the companionship of a small group of colleagues, and having lots of face to face meetings with others either office based or in more recent years in coffee shops. We’ve tended to work from home occasionally, typically for personal and domestic appointments requiring some flexibility in the working day. Read More

A virus is a great equaliser – it should bring us together…. by Tariq Siraj

This opinion piece in City AM caught my eye – I think the central point encapsulates what I’ve been thinking and what is perhaps the most important point to make amidst the whole corona virus pandemic.  A simple idea that is getting a little lost among the noise. Read More

Is the “Broken Rung” the real barrier to women’s progression in the workplace? by Catriona Cookson

Much has been written about the Glass Ceiling and the progress of women in breaking through to senior leadership roles. McKinsey & Co, and its Women in the Workplace 2019 studies finds that since 2015 the number of women in senior leadership has grown, particularly in the C Suite. More women are becoming senior leaders, through both promotion and external hiring. Read More

Change And Flexibility Have To Land On The Right-Side Of The Brain – by Davey Peyton

Management consulting, by its very nature, has had to constantly change and adapt with the times to always ensure it offers clients the best ways to stay ahead of the curve. Whether or not it has always managed this successfully is up for debate, but with every change in the working world consultancies have been there to help understand and exploit new ideas and technologies to further their clients best interests. Read More

What’s really holding women back at work? by Catriona Cookson

International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8th since 1913. With the World Economic Forum predicting that the gender pay gap won’t be closed until 2186, this is an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review from two professors and their work with a global consulting firm. Retained by the firm to investigate why women were leaving and why they weren’t making it to partner they set about interviewing staff and gathering the data. Read More

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