Mentoring, mentor

Mentoring helps great companies attract top talent

What factors do candidates weigh up when considering a job offer? Salary? of course, the role? certainly – but just as important is the opportunity to grow. One of the most frequently asked questions by candidates when we recruit for a client is: ‘what will this employer do to support my career development?’ This requires […]

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Women In Energy: Margaret Sargent, VP Production Excellence at Shell

There’s no better time to join the energy sector. That’s the advice Margaret Sargent from Shell has for young women considering a career in the industry. In an extract from our interview with Margaret, she tells us about the breadth of opportunities open to STEM graduates, or anyone considering working in the sector. ‘It’s still […]

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A new league of Super-Heroes! Data Scientists and the Battle for Talent!

Companies are fighting for the best data science talent, and it’s a battle fought in every sector. Using Big Data to drive efficiency and gain meaningful forecasting insights is transforming the supply chain, infrastructure and energy sectors. When Organisations fail to build a strong data and analytic competency across its business functions, they get left […]

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Is Implicit Bias Affecting your Recruitment Process?

Recently I’ve been writing about diversity and gender parity in the energy, infrastructure and supply chain sector.  As an organisation we firmly believe that recruitment processes and talent strategies for small and large organisations alike, must work hard to reduce discrimination and prejudice. So it was a surprise to me to find that I have […]

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Women in Energy: Emily Ness Feasey

Emily Ness Feasey, a Geoscientist working for Shell in the US, talks to us about how a passion for geology and the outdoors led to a career in Basin Modelling. Finding a fulfilling career isn’t always about having a clear plan, sometimes it’s as much to do with serendipity and discovering a passion. For Emily […]


Losing top talent because your recruitment process is too slow?

We’ve all been there. We find the perfect candidate – their CV is a fantastic fit. If only you could get it under the nose of the right person, it would be a hole in one. And then it gets a little stuck. The CV sits in an inbox for a while. Maybe a week […]

Women in Energy, Infrastructure, and Supply Chain

Does my daughter need pink Lego? I don’t think so. But the marketing team at Lego, the merchandising teams in the stores it’s sold at, and not least my daughter, for whom it is designed to appeal, are doing their best to persuade me that pink bricks are for girls. Even though I’ve got boxes […]

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Women in Supply Chain: Ellen Voie

Ellen Voie, Founder and CEO of Women in Trucking talks to us about her career in transport and the positive initiatives her organisation has introduced to promote gender diversity in the industry Why don’t women become truckers? That’s a question that Ellen Voie is tackling head on. The mission of her non-profit association, Women in […]

Why Diversity and Inclusion matter to every business

I once worked for a successful company who had discovered a winning formula for recruiting staff – they identified a ‘ right type’ of candidate, measured all new hires against that criteria, and the candidate who was the closest match was taken on. High on the list of criteria were the following characteristics – white, […]