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    Flexible work practices have moved from a ‘nice to have’ concept, to arrangements that are simply part of the furniture in modern workplaces – but have all sectors cottoned onto the expectations of workers?

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    A diverse and inclusive workforce is a concept now familiar to most organisations and HR is often at the forefront of these programs and initiatives.

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    It’s common to hold all the interviews for a position on the same day, but you might want to stick to morning meetings to fairly assess your options.

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