Language and Unconcious Gender Bias

I am a female headhunter, but I think I might be unconsciously gender-biased toward men!

Have I  been inadvertently using language that discourages people from recommending female candidates, or even deters female candidates from considering themselves for the role?


Job Sharing and Diversity

Are there any examples of successful Job Sharers in the Asset Management sector?  If so, I would like to hear of them.

Based on my own experience of the sector, it is very rare – particularly at a senior level:  I do not think that I have met even one person in a formal job share position.    Which is odd, when job sharing presents such a good potential option to increase diversity at senior levels.


10,000 Black Interns

We are pleased to announce that Godliman is participating in the 10,000 Black Interns initiative by offering an internship in 2021.

This is an extension of the 100 Black Interns initiative launched in the summer on 2020 for UK Asset Managers and now encompasses 20 Sectors (and growing fast..)

Advice for Hiring Companies

Trigger’s Broom and the problem with Track Record

In the one of the classic scene’s from the BBC comedy series ‘Only Fools and Horses’, Trigger, a gormless and dim-witted but close friend of Del-Boy Trotter, claims that he’s had his road sweeper’s broom for 20 years.  But then he adds that the broom has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles.  “So how can it be the same bloody broom then?” asks his friend Sid.

Sometimes the same logic can apply to headhunters’ track record…


Godliman and the NFL

Anyone who knows me well knows that I lack the sporting gene.  That’s not to say that I don’t sometimes enjoy playing sports; but I almost never watch sports on TV and only follow sports people or events that make it to the front of the newspaper.

So how did Godliman come to model our “Godliman Rule” for diversity hiring on the US National Football League (NFL)?

Advice for Hiring Companies

Stephen Spielberg’s Address Book

Imagine you are out for an evening stroll in Pacific Palisades and, lying under some shrubs near the sidewalk, you see a leather-bound filofax, almost hidden from view.  You pick it up and, with rising astonishment and excitement, realise that it belongs to Stephen Spielberg.   It contains his calendar, to do lists and his address book, listing hundreds of his contacts in Hollywood.   Could this be your ticket to fame and fortune?

Advice for Job Seekers

Selection & Job Boards – Guide for Job Seekers

There are three categories of  headhunters in the UK: Search, Agency (or Contingency), and Selection.

Selection firms advertise roles and then select candidates from the responses.  Selection is a declining category, and tends to most commonly combined with Agency Recruiting.

This is a guide on how to manage Selection firms as part of your job search.

Press Digest

The Godliman Press Digest summarises key stories from the Asset Management press, detailing job moves, fund launches and company news. It is published each week in .pdf and .html format and distributed by email to over 6500 subscribers within the asset management sector.

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The Godliman Press Digest is a weekly e-mail summarising in one place all the week’s stories from the Asset Management press, detailing job moves, internal appointments and company news.

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