Category Archives: employment

Port Sunlight and William Lever, Social Philanthropist…………..should be compulsory reading for HR professionals

Yesterday I paid a second visit to Port Sunlight village and visited the museum and one of the workers cottages. The museum is small but well worth a visit if you are the least bit interested in our industrial heritage. … Continue reading

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A Polish woman who came to UK and embraced British culture and no expectations of handouts…….welcome.

Anna Maria Bak, 27, is Polish and works in A&E at Colchester General Hospital.  “I came to the UK for the first time in 2010. I had studied English philology at university in the Polish town of Krosno. Philology is … Continue reading

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Mock Assessment Centre (Day 1), Bradford University School of Management 2016

A further pilgrimage to the School of Management at Bradford University today (in the ubiquitous “re” building) for the mock assessment centre for the students participating in the career management module which is part of their degree programme. The students … Continue reading

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Never underestimate experience!

I came across this on Linkedin recently and thought is was well worth sharing, and is a salutary lesson for all those organisations that think anyone over the age of 45 is past it! A ship engine failed, no one … Continue reading

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Revisiting the National Waterways Museum

 Last year I visited the museum and promised myself I would return and this time take in a short trip on the canal. Considerable development on site has taken place, including the cottages that illustrate the changing living conditions for … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement….something missing?

Some radical new research shows what creates “employee engagement” (don’t worry, this is the latest fad amongst management thinkers) in the workforce. Most of the above I would suggest is blindingly obvious, but then why do so many organisations and … Continue reading

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Mock Assessment Day at Bradford University 2015

A couple of weeks ago I participated in one of the annual “mock interview” days for the second year Business Management students at the University of Bradford School of Management. As usual the performance of students was varied but the … Continue reading

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Bradford University Open Day (2015)

Last Saturday I visited Bradford University as they were holding the first of their open days for prospective students. It is fair to say that Bradford as a city does not have a glorious reputation as a scenic place and … Continue reading

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Universities criticised over poor quality teaching

Too many universities in England have allowed teaching to become “a poor cousin” to research, Universities Minister Jo Johnson has warned. Addressing university chiefs, Mr Johnson said while there were academics who “go the extra mile”, too many had adopted a … Continue reading

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2015 QS World University Rankings (QS-WUR) ……………….

A university’s position in world rankings is more important than the quality of teaching it offers if graduates want to find work, say the majority of students. QS World University Rankings (QS-WUR) – an annual publication of university rankings – carried-out … Continue reading

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