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Getting the right person for the job

Is your recruitment process inclusive to those with disabilities? A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that a woman with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against during the recruitment process for the Government’s Legal Service (GLS), we look at how employers can...

Are you and your organisation making the best use of the expertise your mature staff offer?

Following news of Prince Philip’s retirement, have you looked at whether your organisation is making the best use of the knowledge, support and expertise your mature staff has to offer? CIPD found that almost half of over 55s expect...

BHS or ASOS? The next big choice for local government

Councils are becoming ever more business-like. Every council with responsibility for social services is facing its own Jaws of Doom of declining government grants and rising demand for services. So, looking for lessons from dominant commercial models makes sense....

Role of business in social mobility

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission group indicates that only 1 in 8 children from low-income homes goes on to achieve a high income as an adult (State of the Nation, 2013). According to the OECD, Britain has...

Technology’s influence on business in 2017

The economic forecast for 2017 is not looking great according to the majority of economists surveyed by the Financial Times.Howard Archer, Chief European and UK economist, predicts GDP growth to slow to 1.3% in 2017. He also highlights that...

Caja speaking at HPMA Yorkshire & The Humber Branch

Sally Campbell and Anne-Marie Saunders will be speaking at the relaunch event of HPMA Yorkshire & The Humber branch. The relaunch will be on Friday 16th in Leeds.The HPMA believes that health and care organisations should excel in people...

Working with the Crown Commercial Service

Caroline Brown has been appointed to the SME Panel, she will be working with the Crown Commercial Service to help ensure small businesses win government contracts.  

GOV.UK cost me my job – but I’m not bitter.

I like the Institute for Government. Its latest report on making a success of digital government is a good read. As the title says it doesn’t dwell on failure, but makes recommendations about what government must do to improve...

With a little help from my team – Teamwork in Change Projects

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford Teamwork. This is a term that is widely accepted as being paramount to success in all aspects of life; from kids playing sports, to local...

In The face of Organisational Inertia…Spread a Little Love

They say that history repeats itself and the country that forgets its history is cursed to live through it again. I think something like this also applies to companies where IT management is concerned: continually in my working life,...

Factors for a successful retailer in the modern era

Where most days you’ll hear about another retailer having financial problems and having to close stores, there is a notable (less obvious) exception.

Caja Christmas Meal 2020

We had our private dining experience for our Christmas Meal at Crewe Hall this year and we decided...

Can Adults learn a 2nd language

Very Interesting article that discusses the idea that all adults are capable of learning a second language as an adult.

2020 Charity of the Year – Liverpool Women’s Hospital – The Big Tiny Steps Appeal

Creating precious moments every step of the way for sick babies and their familiesLiverpool has always led...