What if your next employer spent ten minutes searching your online profile? Are you happy with everything they would find? Last week I posted about how social media could land you your next job and the dangers of online professional invisibility. But having a badly curated profile can be even more damaging when it comes … Continue reading Why Social Recruitment Is Disrupting How We Apply For Jobs
On Friday I was faced with a major dilemma – choose just one of three unemployed people , who also happen to be customers of ours , to be my personal assistant for 6 months. All deserve the opportunity , all desperately need someone to give them a break. I’m convinced companies need to think and … Continue reading An Opportunity 4 Employment
How confident are you using the internet? On a scale of 1 to 10. And how confident would you say the average user of social housing is? Last week , I posted about the myth of social housing residents and digital inclusion. How 99% of our new customers said they had the ability to access the … Continue reading Digital Myths
How do you describe what you do? A few months ago an incredibly wise guy by the name of Bob Battye delivered a session to our Leadership team. He challenged us to re-write our Linkedin profiles describing what we were like as people – what we were actually about – rather than what we actually … Continue reading What’s in a name?
About 3 months ago I posted a blog/rant about why most Job Descriptions are complete rubbish. You know what I’m talking about. You read the one for the job you are doing now. Uninspiring: Although you said it was really really exciting at interview. Impenetrable: You had to search the web to understand some of … Continue reading Let’s make job descriptions inspirational….
There are two opinions that are definite no-go zones amongst the liberal left twitterati. Opinions that , if you were to express them openly , could see you banished to the most remote, uninhabited and hostile parts of the social media planet.(Linkedin…..or even worse, Google+) What are they? 1 – Saying you think the NHS … Continue reading Two things you can’t say on Twitter…..
Did some work on some JD’s this week. I’ve been messing around them for some time – really struggling to articulate what I wanted. On Wednesday morning at 9:40am it struck me. Somebody , somewhere , about 50 or 60 years ago – decided what a JD should look and feel like. A lot of … Continue reading Job Descriptions are rubbish…..My Top 5 new rules
The other day I blogged about the negative press surrounding work experience. And about how employers have to think differently to create a positive experience that unlocks potential in people. Especially the people who are the future of work and will expect very different career paths than my generation. Quite by chance , Marie – … Continue reading Feeling like a somebody rather than a nobody…..
Designing The Experience of Work I hated my work experience. Two weeks spent making cup’s of tea and doing the filing for embittered old men. It instilled in me a fear of offices, old men and filing that took 6 years to get over. Then I found a manager who helped me find what I liked doing. … Continue reading On this work experience thing……..
When I was on holiday I sent the following couple of tweets: “Talking guy from neighbouring maharashtra. Trad fishing family now working in #mobile. State is as populous as Mexico and India’s richest” “Massive number of #geny and enterprising – doing 2,3,4 different jobs. We better stop doom and gloom in UK or these guys will eat us … Continue reading The UK doesn’t trust young people – New Blog