Resources: Management

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Increasing diversity in job-recruiting – a trial that closed the racial gap has lessons for recruiters

Increasing diversity in the workforce is an important challenge.  The public trust government services and companies more if they see that their social identity – race, gender, disability etc. – is reflected in the service being provided.  Employers are therefore keen to improve the application rate and success rate of minority-group candidates.  A recruitment campaign for a regional police service managed to increase by 50% the pass rate on a pre-employment test, amongst non-white candidates.  They achieved this huge improvement by changing the wording of emailed information sent to candidates. How did this work[1] and what are the practical implications for employers?

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Becoming more employable – use this assessment tool

‘Employability’ has become a big issue in business and a major hurdle for job-hunters, young people especially.  With so many graduates job-hunting, and ‘credentialism’ having so inflated entry levels for jobs, getting on that first rung of the employment ladder or making a career move can be a challenge.  Sometimes young people are so focussed

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‘Management’ – where did it come from?

‘Management’ is one of the most enduring and pervasive social ideas of our time. For good or ill it pervades working life, organisations, economics and consumption as well as our cherished public institutions and services. 

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8 ways to win a funding bid

Having won many highly competitive funding bids and contracts from the likes of government departments , CCGs, Local Authorities, Big Lottery, trusts and the like, these 8 tips summarise the essence of a successful pitch.

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