Andy Parsley

Andy advises senior HR leaders in the areas of employee insight (i.e.: the meaningful interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data), HR strategy development, and internal and external communications.

Fi 1 Reading Dunn
07th May 2024

What We’re Reading: When She’s in the Room by Edwina Dunn

This month, we have picked up a copy of Edwina Dunn’s latest book, When She’s in the Room: How Empowering Women Empowers the World. Edwina is a pioneering and successful leader in the data industry – famed for co-founding dunnhumby, which revolutionized the retail and consumer goods industry through its role in creating the Tesco […]

Fi 1 Reading Un Typical
12th April 2024

What We’re Reading: Untypical by Pete Wharmby

For Autism Awareness Month, we have secured ourselves a copy of Untypical: How The World Isn’t Built for Autistic People and What We Should All Do About It by Pete Wharmby. Pete was diagnosed with autism in his adulthood, and after spending the majority of his career as an English teacher, he is now a […]

Fi Carers Leave Act
04th April 2024

A Guide to the New Carers’ Leave Act

A report issued by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that 72% of carers in the UK are providing care in addition to full-time paid work. In response to this enormous number, the Carers’ Leave Act was laid before Parliament at the latter end of 2023, and from April 6th 2024, it will […]

Fi Authority Gap
07th March 2024

What We’re Reading: The Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart

With International Women’s Day on the horizon, and Women’s History Month now in full swing, we have been reading The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It by Mary Ann Sieghart. Sieghart spent 20 years as Assistant Editor of The Times and is currently […]

Fi Age Discrimination
04th March 2024

Age Discrimination at Work is Really Starting to Get Old

37% of people in their 50s and 60s in the UK have experienced age discrimination in the past year, most commonly in the workplace. And in the US around two-thirds of over-50 adults believe older workers are facing age discrimination at work. Ageism has always been something that seemingly slips through the cracks. Throwaway comments […]

Fi Resume Da Vinci
22nd February 2024

Is the Era of the Résumé Coming to an End?

The résumé can be traced all the way back to the late 15th century, when Leonardo Da Vinci sent a letter to the regent of Milan seeking a job and outlining his relevant work experience. It was then a few centuries later that this concept gained real traction, and by the early 19th century, having […]

Fi 1 Reading Race
07th February 2024

What We’re Reading: The Business of Race by Gina Greenlee and Margaret H. Greenberg

Inspired by Black History Month, we have chosen to read The Business of Race: How to Create and Sustain an Antiracist Workplace and Why It’s Actually Good for Business by Gina Greenlee and Margaret H. Greenberg. Gina is a Black business leader with more than thirty years of experience in organizational development, project management, communications, […]

Fi Office Purpose
24th January 2024

Repurposing the Office in a Hybrid Working World

What is the office actually for? What was once seen as a logical and efficient way of working has now been brought into question by the sudden and mass shift to remote and hybrid work. So, to work out where we’re going – we first need to rewind. The ‘office’ has always been in a […]

Fi Remote Not Distant
08th January 2024

What We’re Reading: Remote, Not Distant by Gustavo Razzetti

It might be a new year, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the ever-growing importance of effectively navigating hybrid and remote working. That’s why this month we have been reading Remote, Not Distant: Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace by Gustavo Razzetti. Being the creator of the […]

Fi L&d Ai
12th December 2023

Is it Essential for Employers to Infuse AI Into Their Learning and Development Strategy?

Learning and development (L&D) opportunities are a vital ingredient for employers when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. Research from the IMC confirms this, with 92% of job candidates using L&D opportunities as a deciding factor when considering job offers, as well as 52% of employees citing that they left a role due […]

Fi Decision Intelligence
06th December 2023

What We’re Reading: Decision Intelligence by Thorsten Heilig and Ilhan Scheer

For this month’s reading recommendation, we picked up a copy of Thorsten Heilig and Ilhan Scheer’s new book, Decision Intelligence: Transform Your Team and Organization with AI-Driven Decision-Making. Thorsten is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paretos, a company with access to cutting-edge AI technologies that use Decision Intelligence to equip organizations to independently tackle complex […]

Fi Inclusion Book Review
08th November 2023

What We’re Reading: The Key to Inclusion by Stephen Frost

This month, we have got our hands on a copy of Stephen Frost’s latest book, The Key to Inclusion. With input from authors who are experts in their field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Stephen has put together and edited this practical guide with strong strategies, examples, and case studies demonstrating how to cultivate […]

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