We posted a few weeks ago about the gap between student expectation of their qualifications and the employers satisfaction (http://www.bizenko.co.uk/uh-oh/) Basically, young people are encouraged to invest lots of time, effort (and money) on academic qualifications. It turns out that the employers these young people need to impress, aren’t as convinced with the academic qualifications… Continue reading Still Uh-oh!
Securing a job should be a balanced, two-way negotiation. Each partner has to get something “out of” the exchange. For many years, I think there’s been an imbalance here, with numerous hungry candidates chasing a smaller number of jobs. It has resulted in some unpleasant recruitment practices. However, I’m aware of a change in the… Continue reading Equal partners?
The CDI (Career development institute) have published a “Manifesto for the General Election 2017“, and it contains some great suggestions. The highlight (as far as bizenko is concerned) is the idea of an “all-age career development service”. The manifesto explains that individuals starting their working lives now, are likely to have ten or more jobs,… Continue reading 10 (+) jobs, at least 2 occupations
Oh dear! Our skills training system isn’t making the grade (according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). http://www2.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2017/04/19/uk-sleepwalking-into-skills-crisis-cipd-warns.aspx All that effort within our academic education system, and it’s not generating the results that employers desire. “Poor management has been identified as one of reason we have a productivity problem in this country” (Wow,… Continue reading Uh-Oh!
Get ready to boo and hiss…………. The Daily Mail has an interesting article about ideological diversity in academia. The seemingly Pavlovian reaction many people have to the name “Daily Mail” possibly even proves the point. Leave aside the political angle of this article, and the same issue remains for the education system. Is groupthink… Continue reading Stifling debate
Happy to share this link for the benefit of employers. Youth Employment UK are a great organisation for the advancement of employment opportunity. http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=70caae848e89336192a28b0d0&id=d26ee9fde4&e=4f750ddaf1 As the All-Party Parliamentary group for Youth Employment, YEUK are well-placed to make sense of the various barriers facing those in need of employment. I encourage you to support their work.… Continue reading Youth Employment UK