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(Crunchbase) What you need to know about equity if you’ve been laid off

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 by Thomas Hudson

Crunchbase presents a simple guide to equity for employees who have been laid off from their companies, including types of equity they might be holding, the time-frames in which ex-employees need to exercise options, how to exercise them, and the tax implications. 

Creating a Positive Recruitment Experience During a Pandemic

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 by Thomas Hudson

The COVID crisis may be disrupting business and normal ways of life, but it doesn’t need to hurt your company’s brand in the minds of interested candidates. Follow these simple steps to stand out, make a good impression, and land top talent quickly when business rebounds.

(Financial Times) Juggling babies, parental leave and an investment record

Posted on Dec 06, 2019 by Thomas Hudson

This article from FT explores the value of investment track-records, difficulties women face in building investment track-records, and the strategies various leaders and firms are taking to increase diversity in investment teams. 

Breaks of any kind – including maternity leave – disrupt investment track-records. It can be difficult to bounce-back. But from our perspective, that difficulty only affects those who have already achieved rank to make investment decisions. Investment managers which seek to advance women in investment roles must address issues which funnel women away from the investment track AND make considerations which allow talented women investors to continue in their career while juggling multiple demands and taking needed breaks. 

Read our 2020 Candidate Experience Manifesto

Posted on Dec 05, 2019 by Sean Locke & Tom Hudson

Click to read our 2020 Candidate Experience Manifesto (PDF). 83% of candidates will share a positive interview experience with their inner circle*, but 66% will also share a negative experience – a figure which is growing year-over-year. Either way, how you recruit impacts your brand – your reputation spreads among candidates and influences their decisions. […]

(Quartz) The productivity science behind biophilia is about much more than plants

Posted on Dec 03, 2019 by Thomas Hudson

This article from Quartz (QZ.com) explores the idea that biophilic design – design which mimics nature or exposes people to nature in a literal way – is good for companies and their employees. It is capable of improving focus, productivity, and otherwise helps to reduce mental fatigue and increase employee emotional satisfaction.