Think Bigger SeriesDec 08, 2022
Think Bigger Series - Episode 15: Could the four-day working week be the future?
Mark Downs, Chief Executive at the Royal Society of Biology, joins Jacob and Philippa to discuss the potential benefits and challenges of a four day working week. What could a four day working week mean for businesses, employees, and the environment?
Think Bigger Series - Episode 14: Beyond the Golden Triangle – Embracing Skillsets Outside the Golden Triangle
We are thrilled to welcome back Jacob Midwinter, Operations Director and Philippa Clark, Sector Head of Discovery Science, for the second instalment of their mini series Beyond the Golden Triangle. Joining them for this episode is Jane Kennedy, Chief Business Officer at Discovery Park, leading the discussion on what it takes to make a success of a career outside the golden triangle and the challenges that come with it.
Think Bigger Series - Episode 13: Beyond the Golden Triangle – UK Life Science
Jacob Midwinter, Operations Director and Philippa Clark, Sector Head of Discovery Science, are back, and this time joined by Andrew Shortt, Senior Growth and Innovation Specialist at Innovate UK EDGE. In the first episode of our new mini-series, exploring the UK Life Sciences landscape, they discuss topics such as the evolution of the life science sector in the West Midlands, the importance of collaboration in driving innovation, and the potential for growth in the region. It will also look at the current trends in life science, and what the sector can do to stay ahead of the competition.
Think Bigger Series - Episode 12: Change Management – Supercharge your Workforce by Embedding the Right Values
Liam Taylor, Chief Executive Officer at Axol Bioscience Ltd, joins Jacob and Philippa to discuss how to successfully supercharge your workforce and organisation’s culture through embedding the right values in the correct way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.