Election Results: A Mediator’s View

British politics are based on the two-party system, a system which has benefits, but also risks. At worst, it can turn politics into a form of gladiatorial games and the recent electoral campaign tended in that direction. But given the immense challenges we face (specifically Brexit and terrorism), now is not the time to treat […]

Category: Blog | Friday 9 June 2017 | Author: Tania Coke
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Hung parliament sparks Brexit and worker rights uncertainty

EU leaders expressed fear that the result will delay Brexit talks A hung parliament election result has caused uncertainty over Brexit and those enhanced worker rights pledged by all major parties’ manifestos. The Conservatives look set to win 318 seats and Labour 261, meaning May is likely to have fewer seats than when she called […]

Category: HR Magazine | Friday 9 June 2017 | Author: Tania Coke
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‘I’m so busy’ – Finding the time and space to connect at work and beyond

It’s been a busy couple of months at Consensio, and that’s one of my excuses as to why we haven’t written on our blog. I’m just so busy. In fact, these words are uttered often – to my friends when they ask how I am, or to my Mum who calls me in the middle […]

Category: Blog | Thursday 11 May 2017 | Author: Anna Shields
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Reframing Brexit: Changing the nature of the debate

Leave or remain, Brexit has given us a chance to re-evaluate our debating abilities, says Tania Coke. What I found most striking about the Brexit referendum was not its outcome, but the nature of the debate that led up to it. We Brits – or what I saw of us in politicians, economists, journalists, family, friends […]

Category: Training Journal | Friday 5 May 2017 | Author: Tania Coke
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Sticks & stones: Why HR needs to watch their words

As the saying goes: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Tania Coke, Senior Mediation Consultant at Consensio, confesses to HR Grapevine: “I would like to be able to put my hand to my heart and say that words have never hurt me. But it would be dishonest. Words […]

Category: HR Grapevine | Tuesday 14 March 2017 | Author: Tania Coke
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