Peak retirement of baby boomers

Pack Wembley Stadium with pensioners. Now multiply by 10. This is roughly the number of Baby Boomers who will reach retirement age in 2012. Over the past three years the number of people reaching 65 has been increasing dramatically from about half-a million a year to...

HR Scotland Awards 2011

White Water is pleased to announce that three of our clients have recently picked up awards at the HR Network Awards 2011. Designed to recognise, acknowledge and reward the champions of the HR and people management & development profession in Scotland, there were...

Second Hand Stress

I was asked for some expert comment on the radio about second hand stress.  A recent study claims that stress is as contagious as the common cold and that you can actually ‘catch’ other people’s anxieties. Passive or second hand stress can become...

Selling Women Cheap?

More women directors will rein in excessive pay, says David Cameron – The Guardian I know Halloween is traditionally a day for disguise but I am not sure what this notion is masquerading as. Always eager to see support for more women on boards, I was interested...

Flexibility and Talent

This week, clients have told me two things that have occurred in their businesses. Either could make a considerable change for women. Here’s the first: A certain bank recently canvassed its employees on the topic of flexibility. Interestingly, when the results were...

Are we there yet?

I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the ISM Jersey Women and Leadership Conference. I chose this question as my topic and opened by reviewing how far we had come, how hard many women had worked throughout history to help us achieve all we have today. From the...

Women’s progression to the boardroom

Even though the sun was blazing there was no temptation to miss being part of this debate at Coutts last night. After networking, champagne and canapés in Coutts’ delightful Garden Court in the Strand, an impressive panel of women prepared to give their views on what...

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