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4 in 5 managers have witnessed gender discrimination or bias in the past year

A CMI survey has found that inappropriate remarks, gender bias in recruitment and promotion decisions, and gender inequality in pay and rewards are still major barriers to gender equality in many organisations. The survey of 851 UK managers found that four in five managers have witnessed some form of gender discrimination or bias at work in the past 12 months. Asked what behaviours they had personally witnessed in the previous years, 50% of managers pointed to gender bias in recruitment/promot

Debate: Can we curb the always-on culture?

We are an online training company, so we are very aware that people on our courses could be working at any time of the day or night – and they do. But we have tried to make sure they understand that the process of working with a tutor is asynchronous. We don’t attempt to be live 24/7 because it’s impossible and it wouldn’t even benefit people, since tutors need to think about their responses. Of course, the people taking our courses need a response in a reasonable time frame, but that is days,
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Theresa May’s Industrial Skills Revolution: The facts, the opportunities, the reactions

Prime Minister Theresa May’s new industrial strategy for the UK includes a review of inward investments, plans for working with behavioural insight experts to identify potential exporters and provision for a £170m fund to set up institutes of technology across the country. CMI chief executive Ann Francke praised the Prime Minister’s announcement, and said it presented opportunities for UK Plc on the global stage. “I welcome Theresa May’s announcement today, recognising the need to invest in th
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Brexit: The implications; the solutions [New Future Forecast insights]

When it came to deciding on Brexit, the nation was divided. After the dust had settled, CMI’s Future Forecast survey polled managers across the country to find out what British managers think the outcomes will be, and what these will mean for UK Plc. The headline finding is that UK managers seem concerned about Brexit’s impact. Almost two-thirds (65%) of managers believe the Brexit vote will have a negative impact over the short-term, while 49% think the long-term effects will also be negative
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Are men the key to achieving gender diversity? Have your say in our latest survey

The UK will need two million new managers to meet predicted growth, according to the latest research from CMI, but hundreds of thousands (possibly 500,000) of female managers are disappearing from the workforce. And with male managers still 40% more likely to be promoted than women, the opportunities for women to succeed in management are often limited compared to those afforded to their male counterparts. CMI’s own research has revealed that for managers who have stayed with the same employer
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The power of mentoring (and how it can help you)

Philip Davies got involved in mentoring when his company went through a restructuring process; he helped those colleagues leaving the company to find work elsewhere. “I found I got a lot of enjoyment and fulfilment out of helping them to prepare for interviews. It then wasn’t a big step to go on to registering for mentoring for CMI,” he says. “If I was in the job market, I don’t doubt at all that being a mentor would be looked on as a good thing; if I was recruiting, it would give me a good fee
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Have your say on the future of the new Master’s level apprenticeship

Work is underway on the launch of a revolutionary new Master’s Level Degree Apprenticeship for senior leaders looking to reinforce their management learning, as well as those looking to take the leap to director-level roles. The new apprenticeship is reinventing executive education by introducing a development programme that combines both management theory, through ongoing study for a Master’s degree, and practical application through the work-based elements of the process. The proposed scheme
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Meet the Chartered Manager: The perpetual learner

It’s never too late to stop learning. Even in his mid-forties and at the peak of his career, senior police officer Karl Thurogood took it upon himself to acquire some serious further qualifications. Having been a manager for more than two decades, Thurogood knows the traits of a great leader. And he knows that a good manager never stops learning. In his career with the police, he has held many roles: from street policing to working as a traumatic risk manager, helping police officers deal with
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All you need to know about the new gender pay gap reporting regulations

CMI has welcomed the Government’s publication of its gender pay gap reporting regulations, hailing it as “a big boost to productivity”. The reporting regulations, which come into effect in April 2017, will require private companies with 250+ employees to disclose how many men and women they employ at every quartile, and how much they pay them. The move will affect 8,000 employers, requiring them to publish their data on their website, as well as submit it to an online Government database open
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