Attracting and hiring people from different socio-economic backgrounds is critical to facilitating a diversity of ideas within organisations. A different educational and socio-economic background has an impact on your world view, which organisations can derive a huge benefit from by way of more opinions and better-quality decision-making. It is therefore important to equip as many people as possible with the knowledge to plan their career path and the opportunity to follow it.
When you look around the office, some people seem to know exactly where they are going and have clear defined goals which makes us feel like we need to be the same. One thing I learnt recently from hearing Frank Bruno speak about his battle with mental health, is that people might seem good but you never know how they are feeling and what they are going through.
Interviews, a useful tool or a complete waste of time? I am sure everyone can think back to a time they attended an awful interview with a smug interviewer reading pre-scripted questions. The charade plays out and you skillfully demonstrate your core competencies by regurgitating prepared answers. The feedback is excellent and you proceed to the next round. But what has anyone learned?