Board Apprentice: Unearthing well-qualified, diverse and often-overlooked talent for Boards
It seemed somewhat appropriate that Board Apprentice should formally launch in the UK at the House of Lords (on 2nd July 2015). Parliament is sometimes viewed as a place for those from traditional circles and with a certain background and not reflective of wider society – much like the upper echelons of many institutions, companies, professions and organisations.
Of course, times are changing. It is a business imperative to secure the best talent from the widest possible pools and the benefits of true, merit-based diversity are accepted. As a result, we are now seeing more distinct individuals blazing a trail for others to follow. In spite of this, progress, especially for businesses, has been slow and there have been few practical solutions to the diversity pipeline challenge – until now, that is.
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