With this witch-hunt, the devil is in the detail – PCG’s John Brazier

John Brazier of the PCG hits out at the current public sector witch-hunt that is seeing genuine interim managers being pressurised, castigated and even having their projects terminated, as appears to be the case with Jon Seddon and Paul Brown at the Office for Nuclear Regulation. In a well-balanced piece, Brazier observes that the freelance […]

With this witch-hunt, the devil is in the detail – PCG’s John Brazier

John Brazier of the PCG hits out at the current public sector witch-hunt that is seeing genuine interim managers being pressurised, castigated and even having their projects terminated, as appears to be the case with Jon Seddon and Paul Brown at the Office for Nuclear Regulation. In a well-balanced piece, Brazier observes that the freelance […]

Wreferences for Writers

Here are a collection of my favourite books for business writers.  Some are clearly about business, some clearly about writing and others are about neither but about some form of communication.  Together, hopefully, they provide a perspective on what we are attempting when we sit down to craft a white paper or a strategy paper… […]

The Facts on Part-Time Work – Barrie Hopson

Taking issue with the ill-informed half-truths espoused by unions and others who denigrate part-time work, Barrie Hopson lays the facts out on the Portfolio Careers blog. Technorati Tags: Barrie Hopson,Portfolio Careers.,Sovereign Professional,Freelancing

BIE on Brown, Seddon and the Office of Nuclear Regulation

This is a great blog post from BIE’s Carlie Richings on Paul Brown and John Seddon, until recently interim managers at the Office of Nuclear Regulation. Reading Carlie’s post, and the underlying reports in the Guardian and the Telegraph (in turn sparked by David Hencke’s piece on Exaronews), it’s hard not to believe that government […]

Talent Management in the Freelance Economy – Bond

Interesting blog post from Tim Giehill, CMO of Bond International Software, specialists in staffing and recruiting software.  In it, he draws attention to how the growth of the Freelance Economy is impacting talent management. Discussing the importance of social media channels in the new world, the post also promotes a white paper: 6 Ways Staffing […]

100+ Top Tips for Job Seekers – Ian Munro

Friend and colleague (but no relation that we’re aware of) Ian Munro has just published his first book: 100+ Top Tips for Job Seekers. Ian, a very experienced career and executive coach, has designed the book to be a very practical collection of easily actionable advice drawn from over twenty years of experience.  I’ve known […]

Enterprising Oldies – Economist

Leonard Cohen, excelling and hugely successful at 77.  The Stones still rocking convincingly in their 60s.  The Economist’s Schumpeter column looks at enterprise and entrepreneurialism amongst the un-young. Demographics, good health and bad economics suggest that we will see increasing numbers of older people choosing not to stop working as the reach their 60s and […]

Flexible Working Requires Firm Investment

It is insufficient to simply allow flexible working.  To be effective, flexible working must be enabled. A couple of recent pieces illustrate the point. Research from Microsoft, reported on ComputerWeekly.com, highlights how 90 per cent of UK businesses now allow flexible working but only 34 per cent provide the basic technologies to make flexible working […]

Is Generation Y a Myth?

… or just an attention-grabbing headline? Computer Weekly is running an article on new research from Corporate Executive Board claiming that “Generation Y is a myth”.  I haven’t read the research paper yet, and it’s always interesting to understand a contrarian view, but the covering article suggests it may be less than it might appear.  […]

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