Social Impact Careers toolkit for Students of Top Universities

Posted by Impactpool on Jun 15, 2018 1:30:06 PM

According to PWC, 83% of the world’s Master’s Students are prepared to take a 15% pay cut to have a meaningful and impactful career.  Students and alumni around the world dream of working to make a positive social impact, but very few outside of this sector know how to approach this sector and create a career in this space.

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Topics: Innovation, Gender Parity, University Partnerships

How to use today's geographic quota to achieve gender parity

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Mar 8, 2018 8:38:06 AM

Today is the International Women’s Day, and what could be a better way of celebrating this day then launching two white-papers that serve to modernize the geographic quota calculation of the U.N. and of other multilateral and International organizations. Our innovative quota scheme reflects the current diversity objectives and promotes women's careers.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition, Innovation, Gender Parity

Impactpool launch HR initiative to support gender parity globally

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Oct 27, 2017 4:15:44 PM

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has launched an ambitious strategy to reach gender parity at the senior levels of leadership by 2021, and ultimately in 2028 across the whole United Nations. But how true is this System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity and its recommendations? We believe there's a high risk that this strategy only will keep the status quo. Impactpool wants to speed up the process to reach the parity goal by building the world's largest pool of qualified women.

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Topics: Social sourcing, Gender Parity

How leaders can advance gender equality and enhance gender sensitivity

Posted by Kristine St-Pierre on Sep 29, 2017 10:57:13 AM

How can leaders advance gender equality? Read this post by our guest-blogger Kristine St-Pierre. Kristine is an independent consultant with experience in research, analysis and training in the field of gender parity, equality, women, peace and security, peacekeeping and security sector reform. Her recommendations goes very well in line with the System-Wide Strategy on Gender Parity.

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Topics: Gender Parity, Leadership

How Talent pools can contribute to achieve Gender parity at the UN

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Sep 16, 2017 10:33:01 AM

The use of talent pools is one recommendation in the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, in this article we list 7 best practices to build effective talent pools in your organization and what has made talent pools to fail in the past. Use our tips how you best use talent pools to reach gender parity in your organization!

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Topics: Gender Parity, Talent Pools

How it is to be a woman working in the “Deep Field” for UN Peackeeping

Posted by Kristina Koch on Jun 27, 2017 10:04:07 AM

Recruiting for gender parity in the deep field is one of my biggest challenges as Chief of the Recruitment Section for UN Field Missions writes Kristina Koch, guest blogger at Impactpool. In this article, she both shares her insights from a recent field study to learn more about how it is to be a woman working in the “Deep Field” and an ongoing innovative initiative to reach gender parity.

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Topics: Innovation, Gender Parity, Leadership

How Narrowing Gender Gap in Leadership Strengthens UN Peace Operations

Posted by Kristina Zetterlund on Jun 19, 2017 2:47:20 PM

The UN is relaunching its Senior Women Talent Pipeline in an effort to increase the number of women in its peace operations, an intiative on line with the UN Secretary General's System-Wide Strategy on Gender Parity. Improving the gender balance in mission leadership is not only a laudable but also an essential measure if the Organization is to succeed in its ongoing efforts to develop more efficient and effective field missions for future global peace and stability.

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Topics: Innovation, Gender Parity, Leadership

Are women paying a higher price for a UN career?

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Jun 12, 2017 12:14:22 PM

In late 2016 Impactpool sent out a survey to former and current United Nations staff members. All candidates had started their UN career at a junior staff position (P1 or P2) during the past 25 years. With this survey, we wanted to find out what successful UN staff members have in common, and we discovered that there is a lot.

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment, Gender Parity

Do you know where qualified women look for jobs?

Posted by Magnus Bucht on Jun 7, 2017 6:12:37 PM

We asked staff of the United Nations where they go to find job opportunities. Our focus was women, and our results shows that printed media belongs to the past, organization’s own job site is still attracting important talents. However, one other source grows faster than any other source and is already the largest talent provider of all.

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Topics: Social sourcing, Recruitment, Gender Parity

How we break norms in the Executive Search industry

Posted by Magnus Bucht on May 31, 2017 4:25:16 PM

More and more organizations are working strategically to reach gender parity at all levels in their organizations. How has this affected traditional search firms, if at all? The world is changing, but for some reason some things are more diffiucult to change. Does it have to be that way? At Impactpool we do not think so. In all our services we have a commitment to contributing to gender parity in International Organizations and when it comes to Executive Search, we break norms. Our slogan is "No women, No Fee".

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Topics: Recruitment, Executive Search, Innovation, Gender Parity

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