Shakil Butt

The good, the bad and the indifferent

Are continuous performance conversations actually better than performance reviews? Comparing performance under the two approaches is not a like-for-like exercise


Racial and ethnic prejudice is holding us back

There are many talented people out there in BAME communities looking for work but being overlooked


It may be time to ditch hierarchies

We view careers as opportunities to progress through top-down hierarchies. But do hierarchies actually work?


We must tackle entrenched sexist mindsets

The objectification of women has been around for what seems like forever with deep roots in our culture


How do we stop a repeat of the Oxfam scandal?

If an employee escapes investigation by resigning, as a minimum charities are obliged to report the matter to the police


Musings on wellbeing: Ownership, D&I and awareness

Could heightened awareness around H&W actually be driving stress levels higher?


Women have always been a driving force

Women across the globe have driven far more than just cars since man first walked the earth


It doesn't have to be lonely at the top

Being friendly is just the right thing to do, and it also happens to make business sense


Discrimination of Muslim women shows we have much further to go

Muslim women facing a 'triple penalty' on their employment prospects is a result of misguided assumptions about Islam


Helping your employees cope with Ramadan

Fasting is an opportunity to practice patience, but may also present challenges to your employees