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Gender pay gap is number one issue

October 20, 2015 |

There is nothing like a beautiful young actress speaking out to attract attention to an issue.

Jennifer Lawrence – Hunger Games, Amercian Hustle – is still making headlines after speaking out about how male actors are still paid more than … Read More

The spatial economy – mapping our future prosperity

October 4, 2015 |

Spatial economics examines how space and geographic location impacts economic activity. The advent of the knowledge economy, built on global communication networks, has reshaped the geo-economic boundaries between service providers, producers and buyers. The knowledge economy is the use of … Read More

Stay at the top of the game – coaching a career

October 4, 2015 |

Sports people and teams at the top of their game have a permanent coach to make sure they stay at the top. Why is it then, some people think receiving career coaching means they must have failed?

Coaches were once … Read More

How to benefit from a mental health first aid course

October 3, 2015 |

When I was a young reporter in Hong Kong in the 1980s I interviewed the head of an American bank about the bank’s support for the territory’s first “executive stress clinic.”

The man behind the clinic, British psychiatrist Dr Bill … Read More

Cover Letters: Do they add value to job applications?

September 21, 2015 |

The cover letter; there is a growing, fervent disagreement over whether we need them anymore, but where did the practice of writing cover letters to accompany a job application begin?

According to historians, Leonardo da Vinci was the first to … Read More

The good, the bad and the brutally honest: Millennials want it all!

September 7, 2015 |

Have you ever been on a date and just knew there wasn’t that ‘spark’?

But because you’re human and have an emotional dial, you don’t want to offend the other person. So, you let them down usually without a) telling … Read More