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Ladies, are we holding each other back?

8 months ago

It’s easy to assume and accept the men are the guilty party when it comes to misogyny. Because of the associations we make with the word misogyny, we often rule out the possibility that there is such a thing as female misogyny.

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How are we doing 50 years on?

9 months ago

This month marked the 50 year anniversary of the first day of strike action by women sewing machinists working for Ford Motor Company, when they walked out over unequal pay between men and women carrying out the same job. Stock of car seat covers eventually ran out and production came to a complete halt.

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To the Villa or the Red Brick?

10 months ago

I'm not afraid to admit that I absolutely love ITV2’s Love Island. The launch was very exciting for me. If it’s not your cup of tea, I still have a point to make, I promise…!

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There are 3.3 million people aged 50-64 in the UK not in work - why?

10 months ago

This morning I saw a LinkedIn post with a picture of Willy Wonka, claiming to be ‘making the impossible possible’ in an environment where ‘Willy Wonka ideas’ won’t get laughed at.

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Meritocracy, Anyone?

10 months ago

Last year, our partner charity at InterQuest was Tomorrow’s People, a charity dedicated to improving social mobility for people between the ages of 16-24. The work they had been doing was incredible.

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA): the battle for vendor supremacy

10 months ago

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a disruptive technology that can improve workforce productivity by freeing up employees from routine, repetitive tasks so they can concentrate on instances which require human strengths e.g. reasoning, judgement or interaction with a customer.

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Why it's important to work somewhere that supports mental health

11 months ago

Over 526,000 workers suffered from work related stress, depression or anxiety between 2016 and 2017 and, currently, there are 1 in 6.8 people experiencing mental health problems in the workplace.

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We shouldn’t need a #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek to be compassionate

11 months ago

Yesterday, InterQuest hosted a breakfast forum with guest speaker David Beeney. David enjoyed a successful career in media for 36 years but suffered in complete silence with his mental health issue until May of 2016 when he ‘outed’ himself.

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Mental Health Awareness - Day 5 - Be there for your mate. MENtal Health

11 months ago

Just be a man will you? Man up and get it done. Big boys don’t cry. Oh grow some… well, I don’t need to complete that one really! Our everyday language very much portrays men as the big and strong one, the provider for the family, the one that goes out to work and earns the money, the boss, the leader.

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Mental Health Awareness - Day 4 - Learn to Listen

11 months ago

Sorry, this isn’t a guide to social anxiety! But, what happens when someone you know discloses to you that they have a mental health problem. It can be a sudden and real shock, especially if you’ve never had any experience of it yourself – it can end up being quite scary!

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