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In 2020 we faced more significant challenges than many of us could have imagined and, while 2021 gave us an opportunity to adjust and reflect, what we know now is that the changes brought about will not be reversed. While it’s an uncomfortable admission to have to make, many of us, as business leaders, haven’t always known the answers to the questions posed to us along the way. That’s ok. The...

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To learn more about our clients and how they’re navigating diversity we spoke to Connor Wilson, who is now the founder of Pilot, a travel planner app. In this interview, he shares insights on what initiatives his previous company, Paystone has implemented to create an inclusive workplace. What was the initiative(s) and how did you go about implementing it? At Paystone we made one of our...

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Currently we are experiencing one of the hardest markets we have faced for years when it comes to recruiting the right people to work for your company. Candidates now have more choices and are capitalizing, by conducting extensive searches for the perfect position for them. Many candidates are not entertaining sideways moves at all. They feel this is the market in which to capitalize and...

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The cyber industry has not grown at an equal rate across the globe, which is often down to a difference in perspective and attitude. Technical skills are important for a career in Cyber, but the importance of soft skills, like communication should not be overlooked as this will help with their ability to speak the business language.

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With so much talent needed, making organizations more accessible to neurominorities may hold the key to the solution. Adults with conditions such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia are still hugely underrepresented across many workforces, yet they offer many strengths.

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Staff are tired of putting their career development on hold and feeling unsupported by their employers. Record numbers of people around the world have come to the realization that, for them, enough is enough and are considering voluntarily leaving their jobs for reasons such as, wanting career growth opportunities, a higher salary and the ability to work from home full-time.

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Contractors will be looking for roles which involve challenging but impressive projects that they will have the opportunity to be apart of. They are also attracted to roles which could expand their network of future contacts. You will also want to offer flexible working options as they are attracted to companies that offer work from home and flex hours.

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Temporary staff can be engaged and released at short notice, depending on the needs of your business and/or market. They also usually have extensive experience working on different projects, from different companies across different industries. This can open your business up to a whole wealth of expertise.

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Stand out in your Cyber interview by making connections between your expertise, the enterprise, and what the world of virtual work today means for cyber security. Ask questions in your interview like: What steps is your company taking to promote a security culture across the organization? When was the last time your company conducted a cyber security audit?

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Businesses, and leaders in particular, need to work harder at helping employees put down their tools and take a break. Leaders can ensure their teams invest time in getting away from work by creating a guilt-free zone, Leading by example and taking an interest in their employees.

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