By Adrian Harvey I had the pleasure this week of working with a leading light in a specialist sub field of D&I namely, unconscious bias. I was genuinely surprised at the scale of the issue among large U.K. firms and how hard some of the more enlightened Execs found it to genuinely attempt to solve the issue. Moreover, the cynic in me was not surprised to see how others were simply glossing over the problem. Two things struck me: Throwing a one-time training intervention at the problem was (politely) “unlikely to have any material impact whatsoever on your culture of promoting those.
By Adrian Harvey Ok, so Wednesday 8th March is the budget and, ever the optimist, I am hoping that Mr Hammond delivers me a birthday boost. You see Thursday 9th March is my birthday and it has caused me to reflect on what I really want for my birthday. A fast car, a weekend away with the wife, a trip to the 6 Nations game with Ireland … actually no, whilst I wouldn’t obviously turn these down, this is NOT what this SME owning UK-based entrepreneur wants for his 49th birthday. The fact I look 59 is probably a function.