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YES – THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE. BUT DO...

Posted On 19th February 2014

Already my two year old can use a touch screen computer better than I can. My four year old can beat me at tennis. It won’t be long before they can play an instrument, have a stab at learning a language and no doubt spend weekends excelling in some kind of sport or creative activity. […]

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PLAYING A WEAK HAND WELL PART TWO: WHAT MANAGERS...

Posted On 12th January 2014

In response to our recent blog on Pope Francis and what leaders can learn from him, Rupert Holderness considers what we might learn from North Korea too. Rupert is an employee of the UK Ministry of Defence, but writes here in a personal capacity and without any access to information that is not in the […]

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THE HUMAN SUPERMARKET: LINKEDIN AND THE...

Posted On 9th January 2014

The impact of the internet on retail, and even recruitment, is pretty well known by now. It’s largely discussed for its negative impacts on traditional institutions (high street department stores, newspapers, advertising agencies, recruiters) and its upside for the end user (the shopper, the hiring company). Let’s discuss what it means for a jar of […]

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WHICH MEMBER OF THE ‘RAT PACK’...

Posted On 5th January 2014

It is quiz time! If you want to go directly to it and not find out why a high class professional services firm is even doing this skip down about 25 lines and we’ll join you there. I was an executive search consultant for about twelve years. Don’t ask me how many people I interviewed. […]

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FRICTION: A WARNING FROM AN EX-RECRUITER ON THE...

Posted On 30th December 2013

I am about to make a few enemies, but it’s in a good cause. Let me begin. And explain. I need to warn you about “Functional” CVs and resumes. This is quite critical because a certain kind of career “coach”, typically one from a HR rather than hard-nosed recruitment background, thinks they are a good […]

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