Students would not naturally think to choose a career in manuafacturing, as the general consensus is manufacturing means production lines only, but there are similar jobs in those areas to other industries. ie. IT, software development, marketing, admin etc. If some of the Manufacturing Industries went to schools job fairs and just highlighted potential careers in their area they might stir more interest.
Alot of schools embrace work experience for their students. My son is at University studing Computer Science. He had a work experience at School at that put him in various departments at a Food Manufacturing Plant, including on the production line. At first glance one could say what is he going to gain from that! However, seeing how people work together and just being in a work environment opened his eyes to the different lifestyle of working. He chose a University course with a relevant sandwich work experience year and I believe he will be a good asset to any More...
Janice B Gordon says:
I support the implementation of the quota and here are my views: Women as Leaders need the European Quota http://bit.ly/18oIYyq Thankfully many more women are coming to the view that NED is just ticking the box, without the quota organisational culture will not change. Jennifer Gilhool says we cannot forget that those who hold the power will not part with it easily.
Stuart morgan says:
I am very saddened by the money grabbing executives. My pensioner mother was making a monthly payment until she cancelled t this week . These arge salaries can never be justified.
It is very sad that you with your ability to deal with cultural differences was not properly served in the plane.
David Zinger says:
I enjoyed this short piece on the importance of weaving together employee engagement, customer satisfaction and business performance, thank you.
B Tank says:
Shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant is in my opinion is not totally out of the way in saying very many large Companies employee immigrants. It is nit illegal to employ immigrants be they reputable large organizations or medium or small businesses. The problem is there are very many capable, experienced, hard workings both in field of white coloured and blue coloured citizens of the UK are desperately seeking jobs and the UK and the ones should be offered priority for the available job. There are Recruitment Agencies mushrooming in the EU Countries advertising and offering jobs in the UK. This More...
Keith Appleyard says:
On a similar note : I've just had forwarded to me a P46 completed by a new Employee who will be aged 20 next month. Looks like no-one has ever taught her how to complete a computer input form (with one box per character). Her address, from street name to City inclusive, just runs together without a single space. The Post Code just runs from left to right, without an imbedded space. I hope she's better prepared for work (fortunately she's not in an office environment). Surely the school should have taught her how to complete such forms?
without fire. It's quite possible the allegations are true; I can well imagine a senario where plan 'B' kicks in on discovery - shock horror; hands in the air with outrage how can you say that we do this and that and the other; we are reponsible employers...look at out record etc., etc., etc. Then the whole thing could be made up to divert attention away from some other thing that is being slid in under the door. Either way it is business as usual; move along please, nothing to see.
Kay White says:
Agree with Michael Moran's comment - it's too important and changing too slowly to be left to 'as and when'. Quotas will bring diversity on Boards sharply into focus and accelerate the 'talking' about it.
Michael Moran says:
I regret to say without mandating change it simply won't happen. Progress since the publication of Davies has been painfully slow. This is a step in the right direction.
Benny Profane says:
The main increases in this population have been in higher and intermediate level occupations. 'Temporary' also includes fixed term contracts which account for 68,000 of the increase since 2005. Casual work has increased by just 8,000, agency working by 17,000 and seasonal work by 13,000. As ever the unions are spinning. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/july-2013/table-emp10.xls
Spencer Jacobs says:
Older workers have many years of work and life experience to offer, which can be a bonus to most companies. Forties People have placed 100's of candidates over the years that have been made to retire and who are not ready to give up work, after all we are all living longer. Spencer Jacobs Director Forties People Ltd www.fortiespeople.com
Dr Colin Thompson says:
If woman have the ability and the `right` attitude then they should work to become a Director of a business. The CEO of Sodexo UK is a woman and so are many of the managers. What is Sodexo`s retention of employees? Is it very low?
Andy Crichton says:
In our field of endeavour, to me, innovation is as simple as doing what is considered the basics in most sectors. To be viewed as an innovative decorating company: - answer telephone or email enquiries within an hour. - submit a fully itemised quote, with prices broken down, definite start dates and finish dates…and send it out within 24 hours, woah, Flash. Pitiful innovators aren't we! And so it goes on when doing the work. It is innovative to run a clean job site based around dustless sanding equipment. It is innovative to achieve a good finish with water based More...
Keith Appleyard says:
I see the Telegraph today reported that Sir Stephen Bubb, the Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), who is thought to be paid over £100,000 a year, had his 60th Birthday Party partly funded by ACEVO (although he did buy his own cake) because it was "part of its ongoing work in building stakeholder relationships". Can I make my next birthday party tax-deductible?
Providing the nature of your job allows you to manage your workload in an alternative business work set up, I think this can benefit the employee and employer greatly. Often the employee can feel very concious to perform in their arrangement and as a result can produce highly efficient results attached to workload. It may also allow employees to retain talent in their organisation and also can be cost efficient to business.
Tom Toher says:
The great defender of zero hours contracts, the REC's Kevin Green, was obviously caught out when confronted by their abuse by Amazon at their Rugeley distribution centre on TV last week. I know that sometimes they mutually suit individuals and employers but they were surely never intended to be used on this scale. They are now being used to further roll back the worst employment protections in Europe and put us all back into a dark age that will breed resentment and bitterness among exploited workers. A recipe for disaster for us all. It turns out even the Guardian Media More...
Mike Godfrey says:
Would it be a good idea if we could see the 'JOB' description for some of these CEO's? What do they actually do to earn these high rates? Is it a sitting behind a rose wood desk job or a roll up your sleeves job in the ware house?
M L Purohhit says:
Dear friend, I partially agree to the argument that people are to be pushed out due to economic break down. Remember when you enrolled that employee youwere in need as you were running in trouble that without this employee you were not sure of earning your profits. So he became a profit earner for you. Now when the failure had come to you because of your lack of forethaught you are willing to sack the same employee who was a frofit earner for you during yesterdays. What a contrast in thinking. Remember it is this employee who will bring you More...
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