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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 […]

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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 […]

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Practical Tips For Handling A PR Crisis On Social Media

Young founders who have grown up with technological and digital advancements in communications are more likely to be aware of the impact of social media and how to use it to build brand awareness – This, however, means that they are more susceptible to a pr crisis when things go wrong. Social media has the […]

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Social Media And The Face Of Public Relations

Social media is powerful and not understanding or liking it is no longer an excuse to not use it because when used correctly social media can lead to more business. Media relations is a part of public relations which many start-up companies tend to focus on when assigning PR consultants and agencies. It is a […]

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Getting The Right Partnership For Your Social Impact Business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]