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Everyday Inclusion

Last week was National Inclusion Week – an opportunity to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace. At Standard Life Aberdeen we’ve celebrated with lots of activities across the company – with much of this led by our fantastic employee networks...

Veteran-now-City mum, read Kelly Mullane's story

Before joining the universe of corporate policies and multiple computer screens, I was in the Army. I served for 7 years and my skills in Arabic language guided my military career. Then came the day that I decided to have a go in the ‘real world’. I...

A Returners' Story - Verity Ballantyne-Cook

When I started maternity leave I had no idea when I would want to return to work. I was a Client Relationship Manager for an asset manager in the City. The moment my son was born, I just knew. I didn’t want to think about my career. I just wanted to...

So, can we talk? #talkaboutblack

Imagine watering your parched lawn, hosepipe in hand on a scorching hot summer’s day, when suddenly the flowing water stops. Not even a trickle! As you glance back, you realise there’s a kink in the hosepipe. You un-kink the hose but, still, no water...

Top tips for returners

The Returners Workstream recently hosted a webinar offering CV advice to people seeking new roles after a career break. This initiative followed a careers event in London last September called Restart, where over 100 men and women participated in...

Gender Pay – Mind the Gap

It’s rare that a week goes by without there being something in the news about gender pay. From the pay differences between film actors and actresses, sportsmen and women, to the recent press coverage of the BBC gender pay gap, it’s big news. News...

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