Friday 8th March 2019
#Better for Balance is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day and you can see me strike a pose for IWD19 at the top of the post! It’s a really relevant business issue. Creating gender balanced boardrooms, business leadership and workforces is a topical issue highlighting a need for continued focus on helping women achieve their ambitions.
Monday 5th November 2018
Working in Social Housing might not have been part of the original career plan for Kier Housing Maintenance’s (Kier HM’s) Customer Experience Business Partner, June Moore, but it has been a welcome addition.
Friday 2nd November 2018
Angela Lemon, Partner and Quantity Surveyor at calfordseaden, reflects on 40 years in the construction industry, the changing role of women in the field, and her rise from trainee Quantity Surveyor to Partner.
I work with a number of housing organisations, and it struck me that the majority of people attending my workshops are women. Now that’s not news to any of us, and having worked in the sector for over 15 years it’s not difficult to notice the numbers - yes some departments are the exception to that.
It’s fair to say that to succeed in business you need to develop certain skills. The ability to speak confidently and clearly in public is one of these. Regardless of the job that you do, you probably undertake some form of public speaking, whether this be providing an update in a meeting, briefing your manager, speaking to customers or delivering a presentation in front of a large audience. If you are self-employed, your skills need to be even sharper; much business comes from producing video content for social media, and never underestimate how important it is to network and sell yourself effectively.
I work with a number of housing organisations, and it struck me that the majority of people attending my workshops are women.
By WISH Midlands Region
Shropshire is often viewed as a rural idyll but average house prices are 8.5 times the average salary.
By Rosie Dennis
I recently read an article that described a career as a journey that is ‘increasingly restricted by the terrain around it’, and I immediately related to this statement, recognising that my brief career journey so far has been eased and slowed by smooth surfaces and ruts.
By Katherine Smith
As vice chair of WISH Midlands, I was asked to produce a blog to introduce myself. But when I sat down to start writing, there was one problem… I’m just not that interesting!
By Asif Choudry
Making sure people skills and business skills are aligned has been critical to the success of Resource, the Leeds-based company that provides award-winning marketing communications products and services to social housing organisations nationwide. HR and Performance Director Gail Weathers explains the critical role she has played in the company’s development and describes her journey from Youth Training Scheme (YTS) trainee to company director.
By [email protected]
Manisha Patel, Partner, has been appointed as part of a 50-strong panel of Design Advocates to the Mayor of London – drawn from a pool of individuals representing the highest quality of talent and expertise across a broad range of built environment disciplines.
By Emily Rackham, calfordseaden
By Jo Cowlin, Bolt From The You
Stop playing the blame game.
By Jo Cowlin
Use it or lose it. How your short and long term memory affects your ability to learn.
By Danna Walker, Architect and Director of Built By Us
We need to make a conscious effort to ensure that we are not missing out on the best talent and that we are giving everyone a chance to become their best selves and contribute fully, regardless of background.
By Lou Banks
Do you ever find yourself saying things like ‘I have no confidence when it comes to public speaking,’ or ‘I’m really terrible at Maths,’ or even the dreaded ‘I’m not good enough.’
By Tim Miles, Blake Morgan
The Housing White Paper represents the first major Housing publication since the DCLG published its 2011 Housing Strategy.
By Anna Keys, Senior Quantity Surveyor, calfordseaden
This year’s RICS Matrics Assembly was held at Oulton Hall in Leeds and one of calfordseaden’s senior quantity surveyors and RICS Matrics board member, Anna Keys, was in attendance.
By Jo Cowlin, Bolt from the You
The hashtag for International Women’s day hit me in the face. I loved it. I was hooked in.
By Chris Young - Communications Officer, Tridos Bank
As more households struggle to meet energy costs in houses that are inadequately insulated and maintained, Neil Hewitt, Social and Cultural Manager at Triodos Bank, explores the steps that the bank are taking to address the growing problem with Warmer Homes and Greener Communities loans.