Think Bigger Series - Episode 11: Degree Apprenticeships - Are they the answer to the STEM skills shortage?
Jacob Midwinter, Operations Director and Philippa Clark, Sector Head of Discovery Science, are back, and this time joined by Marc Rothera, Strategic Lead for Science and Engineering Apprenticeships at Anglia Ruskin University. They discuss the stigma surrounding apprenticeships, as well as the importance of choosing the right academic path for you.
December 08, 2022
Think Bigger Series - Episode 10: Balancing the Gender Gap in STEM
In this episode of the Think Bigger series Georgia Whitton, Senior Data Scientist for Sanger Institute's Genomic Surveillance Unit, joins Jacob and Philippa to discuss balancing the gender gap in STEM, the cruciality of representation within industry, and provides tips on how women and girls can begin their career.
October 20, 2022
Think Bigger Series - Episode 9: Future-proofing STEM by Building a Sustainable Talent Pipeline
Chris Blackburn, Head of CSR for Impellam STEM Portfolio, joins Jacob and Philippa to discuss how the scientific industries can future-proof their workforce and skills needs by building a sustainable pipeline of talent. They assess the need for both education and industry to come together and work harder to highlight the wide variety of careers within science, to enthuse, educate and ultimately guide more people into the industry.
August 04, 2022
Think Bigger Series - Episode 8: Candidate Attraction and Retention
Jacob and Philippa are back with a bang! Attracting and retaining skilled scientific professionals is no longer just about how much you pay and what benefits you offer. Therefore, it is crucial your business adapts and evolves to provide what the workforce wants in the modern hiring landscape. Using the SRG 2022 Candidate Attraction and Retention Guide Jacob and Philippa discuss what makes individuals tick and how to make sure the top talent is in your workforce.
June 15, 2022
Think Bigger Series - Episode 7: Turning the Tables on SRG, Insights into the Talent Marketplace
In this episode the tables are turned on Jacob and Philippa, by returning guest Ted Smith, who leads the debate to tease out insights from the STEM recruitment experts for both candidates and clients in an ever-changing marketplace for STEM talent.
July 28, 2021
Think Bigger Series - Episode 6: Imposter Syndrome
A recent poll showed that Imposter Syndrome is something the market wants to discuss more openly, and to learn more about. In this episode Jacob and Philippa invite Chris Vowles, our Head of Client Services, to explore Imposter Syndrome and the impacts it can have on career progression, work performance and mental health.
June 30, 2021
Think Bigger Series - Episode 5: The Post-Pandemic Workplace
The last year has seen a monumental shift in the way we have all had to work, presenting new and unprecedented challenges. However, it also proved the resilience, flexibility, and adaptability of the workforce. In this episode, Jacob and Philippa discuss what the future of the workplace will look like as the UK continues to emerge from the latest COVID-19 lockdown.
May 12, 2021
Think Bigger Series - Episode 4: Hidden Conditions and Disabilities
Jacob and Philippa link up with Ted Smith on the subject of hidden conditions and disabilities within the workplace and beyond. Ted is an HR Consultant and Author of "Human Resources A to Z: A Practical Field Guide for People Managers", "The Train Blog: Odd and Weird People Watching" and "Willie and the Hippo" series for kids. All supporting the NHS, Save the Children, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
March 29, 2021
Think Bigger Series - Episode 3: Hiring in a Virtual World
Michelle Reid, People Director for the Institute of Occupational Medicine talks to Jacob and Philippa about hiring in a virtual world. Michelle talks about how she has embraced technology and creative thinking to enhance the candidate experience for the IOM. Learn from Michelle and your hosts on how they have adapted processes to create blended approaches that really help engage candidates throughout the candidate journey.
March 16, 2021
Think Bigger Series - Episode 2: Managing Up
In this episode Jacob and Philippa discuss the nuances of managing up, why it is crucial for your own and your team's growth, ways to tackle it and the types of positive results you can expect when done well.
March 02, 2021
Think Bigger Series - Episode 1: Growth Mindset
The Think Bigger Series is hosted by Jacob Midwinter and Philippa Clark. It is a series of transformational conversations focused around the workplace, people and growth. In their first episode Jacob and Philippa discuss growth mindset and how this plays out in the workplace as well as how it can impact your personal life.
February 09, 2021