Police propose advertising opportunities………. not on this beat!

This afternoon, on BBC2’s Jeremy Vine radio programme, I heard an alarming story about a UK police force considering sponsorship in order to raise funds. On the surface, I thought the story sounded a little contrived, as if the evidently cash-strapped police force were hoping a deliberately outrageous comment would gather some press coverage (*)… Continue reading Police propose advertising opportunities………. not on this beat!

The problem with the youth of today…………. is the same problem through time immemorial

I’ve recently read a few articles about the increase of stress counselling amongst students. Two different articles, from both sides of the Atlantic, suggesting that the students of today don’t have enough resilience to function in the everyday¬†world. The two articles can be read here and here. I do believe that a culture of false… Continue reading The problem with the youth of today…………. is the same problem through time immemorial

Why is commercial awareness useful to me?

If you want to get a job that gives you a career, you are likely to be asked to manage and account for money and resources. It doesn’t matter what industry or sector that job is in, this applies to every job. Therefore you need to know a little bit about the commercial skills that¬†allow… Continue reading Why is commercial awareness useful to me?

More than half of A-level students “have no back-up plan” (hooray!)

Last week saw widespread reaction to a Which? University survey that announced 54% of UK students had no back-up plan should they fail to get the grades they need for their first choice University. Personally, I don’t see this as a massive concern. In fact, I sense that it could be reason to be impressed.… Continue reading More than half of A-level students “have no back-up plan” (hooray!)

The state of the UK employment skills debate, an interview with Professor Mike Campbell OBE

We’ve just concluded a lengthy interview with Professor Mike Campbell OBE, and posted the full transcript to the main Bizenko website. Professor Campbell has been invovled in workforce development and the “employment skills” debate for over 20 years, both as academic researcher and Government Advisor. He now acts as consultant to a number of international… Continue reading The state of the UK employment skills debate, an interview with Professor Mike Campbell OBE