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Time to watch our language!

Tomorrow’s Company, the London-based sustainability think-tank, recently surveyed around 200 people working in large organisations, chiefly in financial services, the legal profession, and utilities. It asked who was selected for promotion, whether the process was fair, and whether they believed … Continue reading

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“She’s a girl, but she has brains”

Diversity is only as effective as the way we talk about it. The language we use can reflect long-held and often unconscious assumptions. We need to dust it off, examine it thoroughly and give it a makeover. My TCB Review … Continue reading

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Are gender differences an invention?

Is it harmful to women’s career prospects to argue that gender balance matters because females bring different skills to the business world? The authors of a provocative new book argue that it is. Alison Maitland offers her own perspective. Column … Continue reading

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A different way of working

Allowing employees flexibility in hours and location of work can be beneficial, reports Alison MaitlandPublished by the Financial Times, 23 March 2010

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A fair approach to human rights

An initiative that allows companies to respond to allegations of abuse and that records their good practice has earned respect by seeing balance as vital, writes Alison Maitland. Published in Financial Times, June 20, 2008

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