This collection of papers is from my Master in Strategic People Management coursework. I’ve attached them as PDF files, and welcome all comments on them. Please note, I also reserve the right to block commentators or remove inappropriate comments.
When it comes to personnel selection, is it ever morally permissible for an employer to give preference to a candidate on racial or gender grounds?
I wrote this paper for Business Ethics – a subject that really stretched me mentally but which I absolutely loved. This is definitely a contentious topic and whilst I welcome commentary I also reserve the right to block commentators or remove inappropriate comments.
Managing reward and performance is fundamental to developing a values based organisation. Discuss.
This paper was written for Driving Performance. I found the research for this topic fascinating but personally, I’m not a fan of ‘values based’ organisations. I feel far too many of them end up espousing a ‘do what I say; not what I do” mentality whilst patting themselves on the back about having ‘values’. The paradox of values (vice meritocracy) if you will!
Addressing the systems trap of Flexible Working Arrangements and the under-representation of women at senior levels of leadership
The almost universal under-representation of women at senior levels of leadership is a topic close to my heart, and I jumped at the opportunity to examine reasons for this, through the People and Systems subject.
Implementation report to increase gender diversity at senior levels
As mentioned above, I am deeply fascinated in why women continue to be under-represented at senior levels in most organisations (PriceWaterhouseCoopers [PwC], 2017; Workplace Gender Equality Agency [WGEA], 2020). One reason is the very different way in which women’s performance is appraised to that of men, and the feedback they are given. This paper provides some ways to rectify that, and by doing so increase the likelihood women will be promoted to senior positions.
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