Financial

Normalise teaching more financial education in schools for the next generation – beyond the ‘theory’

We must get this balance right – the impact on the economy and on the financial wellbeing of individuals could be huge, and in a positive way. I finished secondary school in 2008 and was lucky enough to have attended both a private and grammar school over the course of my education. As grateful as […]

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The World – If you care about me as a Black person…

If you care about me as a Black person, just like your ‘Black Lives Matter’ social media solidarity statements, then respect me as a human being just like yourself. You are supporting the ‘Black Lives Matter’ (#BLM) protest and you are using your platform to highlight the society’s continuous maltreatment of Black people and calling […]

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The UK’s NHS Black Nurses at the frontline of Covid-19: ‘Someone above needs to open up this conversation’

“Someone above needs to open up this conversation. Whether that be the health Secretary, or a key figure from the NHS…our voices matter.” We’re living through very troubled and dangerous times right now, with more than four million around the world who have tested positive with Covid-19, and nearly 300,000 people who have died. Now […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: “I can’t work from home and most of my family can’t because we all work in the care sector.”

What the #COVID19 outbreak is teaching us is simply how the workers classed as ‘low skilled’ by the government are now the real ‘Most Valuable Players’ (MVPs) crucial to keeping the economy running – Coronavirus. As the Coronavirus pandemic escalates and millions of Britons are told to isolate themselves in their homes, Shannon Summerfield in […]

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Why being a ‘women of colour entrepreneur’ is a challenging business

Women of colour are hustling like never before to launch their own companies. In fact, figures show they are starting new businesses faster than any other demographic. A 2019 survey conducted in the US revealed that women of colour account for 89% (1,625) of the new businesses opened every day. The challenges they face, however, […]

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In the age of AI – What new skills will organisations and their workforce need to keep up?

The era of artificial intelligence (AI) is upending the world of work as we know it. That said, we have not reached the stage that so many fear – a world where robots replace the human workforce and destroy millions of livelihoods in the process. Whilst it’s impossible to ignore attention-grabbing headlines like Will AI […]

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Jeff Bezos WhatsApp Hack: Are we protective enough about our privacy and data?

When reports recently surfaced that Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, had allegedly been hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the issue of cybersecurity became a huge talking point around the world. The full story is still unfolding and there is much we don’t know, but according to the Guardian, a video file was sent […]

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Future Of HR: Will your next manager be a chatbot?

In these challenging times, there’s no doubt in my mind that technological advances in AI are set to propel the HR function into the unknown. Failure to adopt this new technology will be a risk to our competitive advantage. Our world is constantly changing and since the onset of the industrial revolution, our working lives […]

Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence and not technical skills determines career success

Ever thought about your emotional intelligence? Well, how human you are is what you will always be remembered for and organisations look for this when searching for future leaders. Emotionally intelligent employees have always been the difference for high performing organisations. By placing emphasis on recruiting the values and behaviours expected over the technical qualifications […]

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Lessons From Extinction Rebellion – What can they teach us about viral marketing and business branding

Traditional management theory tells us that sustainable advantage means protecting our companies against competitors, imitators and outside influences – So what lessons can Extinction Rebellion teach us about viral marketing to boost a business brand. The world has changed. Customers and communities no longer want to be treated as passive consumers. They want to be […]