Why do we need to discuss gender and pronouns at work?

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As a clinic in London reported earlier this summer, the number of people who identify as non-binary (where a person doesn’t feel the need/want to assign to a particular gender) is increasing. Between 2018 and 2019 The Tavistock Centre (a London health trust) reported 2,500 individuals identifying as non-binary. For one centre alone to report numbers in the thousands in …

Like a local in Lyon

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…or at least trying to be. With its 2000-year rich history, including the invention of cinema, Lyon was a no-brainer when it came to choosing Magenta’s annual team trip destination. Its nostalgic architecture split between the Rhone and Saone rivers made for the perfect backdrop to sightsee, enjoy delicious food, wine and even a little brainstorming. What better way to …

100% Design – the Magenta review

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Celebrating its 25th year, 100% Design opened its doors to the world of architecture and design last week, at Kensington Olympia. With nearly 30,000 visitors passing through its doors annually, 100% Design is one of the UK’s leading celebrations of design and build. Show areas comprising interiors, kitchens, bedrooms & bathrooms, 100% design and build, and emerging brands provided visitors …

CoreNet Amsterdam – ‘It’s not business, it’s personal’

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The measurement of the success of corporate real estate and the workplace is moving from financial metrics to those focused around employee experience. While traditional metrics such as total occupancy cost and ROI will continue to play a key part in how CRE functions are measured, a broader range of metrics are becoming increasingly important. These are focused on human …

Looking after mental health with… Terrarium gardens?

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 Last week, the M People got together for our latest quarterly team day. After a general company update and some creative brainstorming, we spent a large portion of the morning talking about mental health wellbeing. As a member of the Time to Change movement, we want to help end the stigma around mental health and ensure that staff feel supported …

A week in the world of PR

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For one week only, our office junior Jude abandoned his usual admin tasks and shadowed Cathy, Magenta’s MD, as part of his sixth form work experience programme. This week has been unlike any other. Rather than being in the office all the time, supporting my usual boss, Katina, our office and wellbeing manager, I’ve been up and down the country …

Katina goes to Changeboard Future Talent

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While I’m certainly no Luddite, I must confess that I’ve always been a bit sceptical of technology and its encroaching influence on modern life. After all, it’s impossible to ignore the extent to which new tech is changing the way we work. With that caveat out in the open, it’s fair to say that I didn’t really know what to expect to from my visit to this year’s Changeboard Future Talent Conference, where …

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – National Mentoring Day

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By: Esme Banks Marr Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, Lil Wayne and Drake, Dr Dre and Eminem, Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey… Just a few famous mentoring partnerships you may already be aware of. Or, maybe you had no idea these people had acted as mentors or been mentored themselves. Why do you think …