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Britain's great meritocracy gap – why businesses must widen their talent pool

Britain's great meritocracy gap – why businesses must widen their talent pool
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Joanne Duberley in the Conversation: Research shows that the way meritocracy is discussed can actually curtail opportunities for social mobility.
Date:
21/10/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Can quotas make gender equality happen in politics? Lessons from business

Can quotas make gender equality happen in politics? Lessons from business
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
Date:
27/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham banking report prompts media buzz

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Business school researchers help spark debate on barriers to investment banking roles for less privileged applicants
Date:
14/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

Description
The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

Description
The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?
Description
Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: It turns out most of us under-report how many calories we consume – but it's not entirely our fault.
Date:
17/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?
Description
Catherine Harris in the Conversation: EU workers in the UK are highly employed and concentrated in a few key areas of the economy – posing problems if they are no longer welcome post-Brexit.
Date:
09/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Calling all men! Five ways you can be a feminist at work

Calling all men! Five ways you can be a feminist at work
Description
Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Most workplaces still discriminate against women. Here's how men can fight for equality.
Date:
03/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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