Do you love your son more than your daughter?

Congratulations parents.  Look at those beautiful twins, Charlie and Charlotte. Tell me, do you love your son more than your daughter? It would be unimaginable for anyone to answer in the affirmative to this question – some may even baulk at the question even being asked. Don’t worry, it’s only fiction. What I want to do is challenge perceptions of favouritism – moreover the impact of our unconscious bias and that of many companies. Let’s fast forward a few years in…

Does your strong business culture create a barrier to diversity?

Does your strong business culture create a barrier to diversity?

CEOs generally recognise that having a strong organisational culture with clear values helps their competitive advantage. However, by its very nature, a strong culture is likely to be more attractive to some employees than others. This can appear at odds with the wealth of evidence now indicating that a highly diverse workforce facilitates commercial success. It’s important in considering diversity to understand what it really means. Most businesses understand that increasing the breadth of your talent pool adds new perspectives…