EU Parliament

Women are weaker, smaller and less intelligent”?!?

A member of the EU Parliament just said that women are “weaker, smaller and less intelligent” after comparing migrants to “excrements” and making a Nazi salute in the chamber. *Enough is enough, sign the petition with one click to suspend him from Parliament:* *sign now <https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/eu_toxic_mep_loc/?bjisgab&signup=1&cl=12069560747&v=89757>* A member of the European Parliament just said that […]

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Part Time Staff Required at Epistem UK

Position The Purchasing officer is responsible for placing the orders that the staff of Epistem require to fulfil their jobs. We are a bio-science company and so a lot of the purchases are related to lab work, and the Purchasing officer would be expected to have prior knowledge of scientific equipment and consumables. The job […]

Mums in Science Baby

Building Boxes, Building Futures

A new Baby Box programme has launched in the North of the UK for the very first time. Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s & Children’s Services Partnership, ‘Improving Me’, is set to roll out to new mums across multiple boroughs and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Soon they will be issuing 30,000 Baby Boxes to pregnant women, beginning in Halton. Primarily, The […]

How Female Recruiters Can Progress In A Male-Dominated Field

Recruitment firms operating in male dominated fields can help to address the gender imbalance by demonstrating clearer career progression and providing requisite training, which will attract more female professionals according to One Way. The specialist construction and rail recruiter, which has received praise for speaking out about the need to address the gender imbalance in construction, has highlighted […]

Recruitment still has discrimination

The results of the Attitudes to employability and talent report, show an enourmous disparity between perceptions of what makes a person employable s and the number of those actively sourcing these individuals, in a range of diverse group. Ten percent of people surveyed were targeting parents returning to work in hiring activity Nine percent older workers Eleven percent individuals with disabilities. […]

Stress free house buying in the UK

So you have to sell your house, and in turn, have to buy a house – again! You may have recollections of the time you first bought the house, and may be worried to go through the stressful experience yet again But wait! We are here to lend a helping hand. If you have decided […]

School

7 Tips for helping your child plan their revision

Helping your child can make all the difference to their exams and less stress in the household.  Here are some pointers to make it easier. You and your child could time your child’s attempts at practice papers, this will give both of your more confidence as the big day approaches Ensure that all the materials, including text […]

How kids can benefit from boredom

  From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development? I began to think about boredom and children when […]

Diversity

Diversity consultancy responds to research suggesting that tattoos are a barrier to employment

HR Diversity Consultancy, The Clear Company, has responded to research commissioned by Acas from academics at King’s College, London, which suggests that tattoos are still considered unacceptable in many workplaces. The consultancy works with large multi-nationals to help them to become more inclusive in their hiring decisions. As Director, Kate Headley, points out, bias around […]

The News

‘Incredible’ Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny to finish

‘Incredible’ Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny to finish Sky News link: http://news.sky.com/story/incredible-alistair-brownlee-carries-brother-jonny-to-finish-10585020 Their parents must be so proud. I would never want my children to have the same profession as I could imagine the competition, but this is heartwarming. When I read things like this I wonder what the patents did to get this right?   […]

The Anthill 5: Reboot – part 2

We got a bit carried away when putting together our latest podcast and ended up with too many fun stories to air in one episode of The Anthill. So here’s part two on the theme of rebooting where we bring you more tales of restarts and rebrands. We start with a thought experiment: what if […]

Does the UK need or even want a 'Great British Firewall'?

You’ve probably heard of the Great Firewall of China, the virtual fortification that allows the Chinese government to monitor and restrict internet traffic to and from the world’s most populous nation. Well, the cyber-security chief of the UK Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has suggested early plans for what sounds rather like a “Great British Firewall”. […]