Author Archives: Neil

There is no talent shortage – part 2

We recently came across this radio show conversation from the USA. Professor Peter Capelli, Director of Wharton Business School’s Center for Human Resources, was discussing his latest book – Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies … Continue reading

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Dire Need to Increase Funding for Skills Training in Developing World

The UN’s latest report on skills, 10th Education for All Global Monitoring Report, highlights the need to find alternative routes to educating young people. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, said at the launch: “We are witnessing a young generation … Continue reading

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There is no talent shortage

I came across this post today and it set me thinking. When we talk about talent are we really talking about people with the skills we want? When I ran an IT department, I used to recruit non-IT trained people … Continue reading

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Logistics needs more sex appeal

Mike Wackett, News Editor of Containerisation International, has posted a thought provoking short article in IFW this week with his thoughts on the conclusions of a PWC study. He comments on some of the things that Archomai have been promoting … Continue reading

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Interview with Capt Richard Brough, OBE

Richard Brough has played a leading role in skills development in the Humber Region for many years. His background in Merchant Shipping and port management gave him a strong interest in training, and he has been involved, in a voluntary … Continue reading

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Why Simulators?

Archomai believe that simulators are an underused training tool, frequently viewed as an unnecessary cost or just a video game. In some cases and installations, these critics may have a point as we have seen vanity installations where the simulators … Continue reading

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Cold calling

I don’t know whether it is just me, but in the past couple of weeks I have been receiving cold calls from various (mostly) leisure companies. The one thing that has “impressed” me about the calls is the rudeness and … Continue reading

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Skills Policy – is the best policy for government to do little?

I have just read a very interesting review on skills policy sponsored by InsightEast and written by Professor Ewart Keep from the ESRC’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance.A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. … Continue reading

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CatZero celebrate their success with NEETs

Yesterday evening I was at an event celebrating the end of a three year programme run by the CatZero charity helping to remove the N from NEET (young people Not in Employment, Education or Training). Hull and the Humber have … Continue reading

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Isn’t Android a great tool?

Writing this post from the Android WordPress app. Easy to do and the app is free! 🙂 There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine … Continue reading

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