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Job hunting in a recession

August 28, 2010

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Why it’s important for employers to engage with candidates who, without having built an affinity with the employer brand, may otherwise be simply taking the first role that comes their way. Ace Research And, of course, it’s important for job hunters to make a good impression too – bespoke suit anyone? http://www.highandmighty.co.uk/shop/page?pageId=7471

Universities should look to deliver real returns on investment

June 24, 2010

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The emergency budget has hit Higher Education particularly hard with cuts in spending of up to 25% over the next four years. Coupled with the impact on capital expenditure that the VAT rise will bring about, leading universities are inevitably looking to an increase in fees to meet the shortfall. In itself, that shouldn’t be […]

Put your money in graduates!

October 30, 2009

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In the 90s it was houses.  Recently talk has been of gold.  But new research by Dr Anthony Hesketh of Lancaster University Management school suggests that putting your money into graduates will give you a 500% return with the break even point coming after 20 months. Commissioned by the Government’s Backing Young Britain campaign, the […]

Recruiting social workers – an effective campaign plan

September 22, 2009

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In light of the flurry of activity on TV, it’s worth a return to the subject of raising awareness of social work as a profession and whether the current big budget approach is the right one. Initially, without having seen the ads in the Government’s “give them a voice” campaign, I was skeptical.  Having seen […]

The worst ever employment article?

September 18, 2009

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Is this the worst ever article on employees at work? A survey from a dubiously named company that reveals such gems as “46% [of employees] admit they are less productive when tired.”  Hang on, let me phone the DWP, all of a sudden unemployment reaching 2.47 million seems trivial in comparison to this…

Workplace Short Film Competition

September 11, 2009

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Sometimes an idea comes along that strikes me as being particularly well done – and this is one of them.  The challenge is to produce a three minute film on the theme of Workplace.  It can be done professionally, or on your phone.  The beauty of this, for me, is that the emphasis has to […]

Prison officers, not academics

September 2, 2009

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The conclusions from the Howard League’s research into prison officer skills and development are not unexpected – in that they highlight a well-defined issue in how to increase the volume of quality prison officers in the system.  But, as is all too familiar today, having identified a valid issue robustly, the recommendation is given without applying […]