Temp of the month- Wiltshire!
Georgina is Wiltshire’s Temp of the Month. We have received some excellent feedback from our client and Georgina has been a great addition to their team – keep up the good work!
Girls Need to be More Competitive, New Research Reveals
Girls need to be taught to be more competitive, new research from Université Paris-Saclay finds. Professors José de Sousa and Guillaume Hollard studied more than three million games of chess from 154 countries to find that in games with comparatively equal opponents – same in age, nationality and ranking – women were more likely to lose against men.
Though the glass ceiling exists in chess as it does in business, and anyone can play, it removes discrimination, and the data can be compared across countries because it’s measured in the same way. So when comparable male players were compared to similar female players, there shouldn’t have been a difference. But men were 2% more likely to win across all countries. Professor de Sousa advises us to be aware that in the likes of business and job interviews, men are more competitive. He suggests that we need to work on how boys and girls view competition – teaching girls to be more competitive, and boys to be less.
In honour of the Tour of Britain ride which concludes in Bath, we have joined in with a number of other business’ in Bath and have decorated a bike to go outside our office!
Over a Third of Companies have Turned Down a Candidate Based on their Social Media Profile
Research conducted by Monster.co.uk and YouGov has revealed that more than a third (36%) of UK employers have turned down a candidate based on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn profiles with more than half (56%) of UK HR professionals admit that a candidate’s online reputation has an influence over whether they hire them, with 65% admitting to Googling a candidate during the hiring process.
While two thirds of jobseekers believe that a company would be likely to turn them down for a role because of their online footprint, very few people actively manage their social profile with only 48% of Brits saying they are conscious of how their online reputation might look to a potential employer.
Millennials are the most concerned with the impact their social media persona might have on their career prospects, with over two thirds (67%) believing that companies will turn down applicants before the interview process has begun because of perceived social media personas. As a result, one in five (20%) young people say they are very conscious of how their online reputation could impact job prospects.
Online reputation works both ways, however, with employers scrutinised as much as the candidates. YouGov research found that 28%** of employees say they have been influenced by what they had read about an employer on social media.