Underestimating Harassment, Power and Control

“If you wouldn’t say it or do it in front of your parents, partner or a close friend of the same or opposite sex, don’t say it, don’t do it;”

This is a line from an Employee Handbook, a line I’ve seen not just once in my career.  With recent focus on sexual harassment, this may seem like well meant advice to potential perpetrators. Continue reading “Underestimating Harassment, Power and Control”

Businesses are starving themselves of skills by insisting on the Nine to Five

Working nine to five, commuting to an office where everyone else works the same hours, is a working pattern that’s familiar to most and useful to few.

Increasingly we’re seeing recognition that nine to five doesn’t suit parents.  I’m not convinced working mums are as new a phenomenon as we’re lead to believe, however we have seen women’s role in the workplace change.  This is also men’s role in the home and therefore their role in the workplace as well. Continue reading “Businesses are starving themselves of skills by insisting on the Nine to Five”