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Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace

Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace

So here we are mid-way through 2020 and who would have thought it would have turned out like this! At the usual New Year ‘look ahead’ in January, I don’t know of anyone who could have forecasted the events of the last 3 months. But it is not just COVID 19 that has grabbed the headlines, the issue of equality and diversity, or lack of, has come back into focus. Rightly so. Racism is abhorrent...
The ‘New Normal’ – it’s not just about the Physical and not Everything needs to change

The ‘New Normal’ – it’s not just about the Physical and not Everything needs to change

While the nation eagerly awaits the next phase announcement on Sunday, there is much activity within our industry about ‘back to work office readiness’ in the much talked about ‘new normal’. We are already looking at what this will mean with a number of clients and collaborators, but we are also interested in the personal aspect of this, not just the physical workplace changes. So, where better to start than our own team, asking what...
Update: COVID-19

Update: COVID-19

Following the ongoing developments with COVID-19, we just wanted to assure you all that our work and commitments to both current and future clients will not be affected. Ensuring the safety of our team, clients and partners is, as always, our top priority. We are also committed to continuing to deliver our services to the highest of standards.  As the global situation has developed, we have been carefully adhering to government guidelines. We have been...
Attracting and Nurturing Talent

Attracting and Nurturing Talent

Regular readers of our blogs will know that at Energylab we are passionate about developing our talented team, and also helping attract new talent to our industry.  So a recent survey published by The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) regarding recruitment of young engineers – Recruitment Solutions 2020 – made a very interesting read, with some surprising results.  The analysis of engineering sectors that graduates wanted to work was particularly interesting. The Energy sector...
Goodbye January…

Goodbye January…

January always brings mixed feelings. The start of the month holds great promise - a new page turned and we are all full of new and exciting ideas and resolutions for the year ahead. But by mid-month the sheen has worn off; the resolutions are already becoming a drag and payday feels like a lifetime away. It’s safe to say that, for most of us, the January blues have well and truly kicked in. But...
Happy 2020 and happy new decade!

Happy 2020 and happy new decade!

Happy New Year to everyone – I hope it finds you well. The new year, and in particular a new decade, is often a time for reflection, and this is no different for us here at Energylab. We are now entering our 7th year in business, and a lot has changed for us in that time. From modest beginnings back in 2013, we are now a team of 7, with a diverse skill set and...
A very ‘lab_’ Christmas, just like the ones we used to know…

A very ‘lab_’ Christmas, just like the ones we used to know…

Any friends of ours here at Energylab who have known us for a while, will know that, as part of the lab_ collective, we don’t do Christmas parties by half. They’re far from ‘normal’ - as is probably our way with most things, now we think about it!  Of course, this Christmas was no different. As we all locked up the office on the chilly morning of the 12th of December, no one knew quite...
Integrity in our Industry – What are we doing to inspire the next generation?

Integrity in our Industry – What are we doing to inspire the next generation?

I recently took part in the CIBSE Build2Perform Conference, where I was part of a panel discussion on integrity within the industry. My short presentation focused on how we need to attract more young talent to our industry, but we are not doing a very good job so far! This led me to look back on an article I wrote last year on a similar topic, which I have reproduced below. Unfortunately, it seems little...