Category Archives: the working world

Want to hire talented individuals? Then stop treating them like criminals.

I’ve just registered a formal complaint with my agency about the intrusive nature of the background checks for a contract position at a major investment bank. Having had two years out of work, I have been asked to provide personal … Continue reading

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It’s time to challenge the false narrative of the “gender pay gap”

Who needs fake news when seemingly the entire force of the mainstream media is dedicated to peddling the same false narrative, that men and women in the UK are paid unequally for the same work? Is it laziness? Desire to … Continue reading

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What’s “work”, anyway?

“Are you working?” A blunt question from an ex work colleague, in the course of a friendly text message exchange. A surprisingly difficult question to answer. In the end I took the easy way out, simply answering, “No, not at … Continue reading

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Due Diligence Lite – a recipe for disaster

What does it take to get a £120,000 per annum job as a managing director of an engineering company? Not much, it seems – simply submit a fictitious CV claiming to have a number of degrees you don’t have, and … Continue reading

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The uncomfortable truth at the heart of the Google memo

Earlier this week, the media, both mainstream and social, erupted in outrage at the leaking of a memo written by an engineer at Google, in which he questioned the diversity measures within the company and dared to point out that … Continue reading

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