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Is a cover letter still needed?

Is a cover letter still needed?
Once upon a time, when job applications were sent in the post, a cover letter was the icing on the cake. A carefully crafted one-pager, it acted as the ultimate sales pitch, giving employers their first impression of a candidate and making a case for why someone belonged on the ‘maybe’ rather than the ‘no’ pile.

But these days, not everyone’s sold on the cover letter.

 
 
 

Diversity in the workplace: Are we all just asking the wrong question?

Diversity in the workplace: Are we all just asking the wrong question?
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” So said Henry Ford on why he used his own initiative to develop the mass produced automobile – and the same logic can be applied to the issue of diversity across organisations.

The reason Mr Ford didn’t ask the American people what they wanted was because he knew it was the wrong question. Roughly 100 years on the same logic can be applied to managing diversity in the workplace.

 
 
 
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