Mission: To give everyone the opportunity to be brilliant at work.
I have been working at The Chemistry Group full-time (Less than a year)
The first thing you realize when you enter the Chemistry office is that people are very, very sharp. This is a place where you will be required to play a never ending game of mental tag.
Leadership is accessible, genuine, and receptive to input. Nothing is too precious to be changed if it makes sense.
People are expected to follow the values of remaining Passionate, Brave, & Human which is apparent in the way in which people interact with one another.
Chemistry is in the business of helping organizations create environments for their people to be brilliant in their work. The trick is that the members of Chemistry actually practices what they preach.
As with most small businesses in growth mode things can seem a bit disorganized but it's clear there is attention being paid to iron out these wrinkles.
It's early days but I can see myself working some long hours more because I want things to be on point.
Advice to Management
Keep driving, I'm totally on board!
I applied online. I interviewed at The Chemistry Group.
Chemistry's interview process was a refreshing change of pace from the typical interview process. They engage you with employees of the company, other prospective hopefuls, and tasks which mimic the day-to-day responsibilities of the position. I highly encourage anyone to apply to Chemistry to experience their assessment center. It truly is one of a kind.
Today, we are not only celebrating another wonderful Chemistry woman, but also celebrating our latest starter. Welcome, Deborah Smith!
Armed with a PhD in Genetics, Doctor Deborah joins Chemistry as our Interim Resource Manager, and is here to make sure that everyone's workload is manageable and efficient. Quite frankly, she's our hero!
In doing her PhD, Deborah's eyes were opened to gender discrimination in the workplace, and so made sure she did what she could to achieve equality for everyone.
"Throughout my PhD I was made acutely aware of it [a time in your career where you felt being a woman has held you back], when I’d never considered it at all previously, having worked as a scientist. It was a shock, and one I never expected to face. I realised it wasn’t just me facing prejudice, so campaigned for equality, and was elected to the Union Council where I gave a voice to, not only women, but everyone."
To read more of what Deborah has to say on women in the workplace, click here:
Deborah, you rock!
#InternationalWomensDay #TimesUp #MeToo #GirlPower
Let's kick off the week by celebrating another one of our awesome women! Today we're shining the spotlight on Lara Osborne.
Hailing all the way from sunny down under, Lara's role as a Lead Consultant in our New York office means she helps our clients achieve sustainable success through people.
Having specialised in her industry for 15 years in Australia, Lara came to the US having worked hard to earn, and command, respect in the most hardened ‘boys’ clubs’ in Australia; Financial Services and Sport. She was used to being treated as an equal in all respects. However, Lara's experience after moving to New York was someone eye opening:
"Within twelve months, I had experienced more misogyny, and witnessed more dismissive behaviour toward women and diverse groups than I had in my entire career in Australia."
These experiences are what have spurred Lara on to be far more vocal about equality for women, and all minority groups.
Tonight Lara is hosting, alongside Carol Rosati OBE, a Chemistry Diversity and Inclusion , event at our NY office. You can find more details about that here: