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Companies must avoid women’s networking ghettoes

Carolyn McCall (R), the CEO easyJet, attends an 'Inspiring Women' speed networking event for 100 girls from state secondary schools in Lancaster House on October 17, 2013 in London, England
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Programmes to redress gender imbalance may do harm if they just tick boxes

Stern Words

FT Staff. Stefan Stern byline.
The common traits of Santander’s and Kingfisher’s new leaders
– Stefan Stern
Weekly advice from company stakeholders
Board members need to protect the interests of people not in the room

Tips on how to steer clear of ‘karoshi’

Stress can lead to depression and burnout, which is bad for you and your employer

Dame Barbara Stocking, former chief executive of Oxfam, in the garden of Murray Edwards College at Cambridge University
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At work with ... Barbara Stocking

The president of Murray Edwards College helps bright grads navigate the start of their careers

Mrs Moneypenny Recruitment column

Covering letters are more important than your CV

Make it quick and easy to read as people today are more time-poor than ever

Boardroom success hides trouble below

The 30% Club is shifting its campaigning focus from female company chairmen to seeing more women in middle management

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Challenging presumptions of difference

Expensive diversity initiatives are unlikely to deliver intended results until societies tackle deeper biases

Georgina Jones on her home turf of Peckham
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Class divide creates career hurdles

Candidates from poorer familes who are competing for professional jobs face barriers that wealthier competitors know little about

How do I defect to my competitor without being sued?

Your Question Answered: Should I take the dream job offered by a competitor?

Annette King, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather UK
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At work with ... Annette King

A supportive boss and smoothing rough edges helped the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather UK to the top

Mrs Moneypenny Recruitment column

For opportunities’ sake, let us hope the Scots vote to stay

Young Scots should vote to stay in the union

Call for nominations: In search of the UK’s most successful part-timers

How to nominate part-timers for our Top 50 list

For higher achievers hire firstborns

Academics and business leaders believe birth order predicts career and academic success, tell us what you think by completing the poll

At work with ... Bertrand Bodson

Drawing high-tech talent to old retail demands creativity

UK parents, plan now for your 16-year old’s career success

The coming months are critical in preparing post-GCSE children for their careers

Tips for parents of post-GCSE children

Do not wait until they are eighteen to discuss your children’s career interests

I worry a promotion would wreck my work/life balance

Your Question Answered: How to go after a more senior job without losing sleep, now or later


Getting leadership right reduces risks

Chairmen must get better at planning ahead for changes at the very top

Chairman must assess risk culture

A separate risk committee is not always the answer

Letter to a new chairman from head of audit committee

A chairman should think carefully about good communication with shareholders

My wife will be furious if I keep my mobile on

Your Question Answered: Is there really any need to keep ourselves in constant contact with the office?