Articles

Shifting Perspectives and Fungible Skills

By Ian Kirby (September 2015)

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“In my last article, “Hitting the Ground Running”, I talked about organisations who spend valuable time holding out for the perfect resource in terms of skills matching, and how holding out for this flawless match can cause additional delays to projects and BAU activities…”

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Hit the ground running”: What it really means when you’re looking to hire

By Ian Kirby (April 2015)

career“In the world of business, finding the right people has always been difficult, but now even more so. I’ve had numerous conversations recently with senior managers, who tell me that they simply cannot find what they’re looking for and that as a result deliverables are slipping into the red…”

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Skills Shortages and Staff Retention – The biggest challenge?

By Ian Kirby (January 2015)

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“A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the WorkTech 2014 event in London’s Canary Wharf.  Along with some incredible presentations relating to workplace change and innovation, many of the key speakers made references to a perceived skills shortage in the UK…”

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Are we prisoners of our own Careers and Choices?

By Ian Kirby (November 2014)

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“When I was much younger (modesty forbids me from saying how much), I discovered “The Prisoner” – a TV show focussing on the efforts of one man to escape a seemingly idyllic prison known as ‘The Village’…”

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Challenging Perceptions: Recruitment is changing for the better

By Ian Kirby (October 2014)

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“Having been in the recruitment industry for in excess of 14 years, it’s fair to say that things have changed immensely over the course of a decade and a half…”

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