Category Archives: Performance

How training impacts performance

Change

I came across this article today, and being considered by some to be an expert on IT, it registered with me. I often get asked what app someone should use, but have also learned to be careful, because what works … Continue reading

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No more lost generations

In February this year, the No More Lost Generations cross-party report was published. It only looked at the construction sector, but the issues raised cut across most sectors involved with physical work. The statistics quoted demonstrate how poorly served the … Continue reading

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The future is messy

Seth Godin’s short post, The Future is Messy, is thought provoking when you continue the thought process: anything that is messy is risky, while what has happened before is neat and consequently carries little risk. When we have organisations who … Continue reading

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There is no talent shortage – part 4

Archomai have been supporting the Hull based Cat.Zero project for over three years now. We ran a session with a group of young people yesterday. We cover an introduction to logistics and global supply chains with a look at supply … Continue reading

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Employability matters more than skills

Amidst all the talk of Gove and the Government; a drive to go back to a better yesterday of rigour and tough exams I keep hearing employers speak less about a baccalaureate of 5 GCSEs and more about employability. The … Continue reading

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There is no talent shortage – part 3

The Corporate IT Forum has just found out that one result of offshoring entry-level IT roles has fuelled a shortage of experienced IT staff in the UK. Simply, if you offshore all the work that entry level IT staff would … Continue reading

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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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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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