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Why an MBA can help make sense of Brexit

Posted by on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This week marks the tenth anniversary of a stable economy in the UK. The withdrawal of BNP Paribas from subprime mortgages triggered the end of an economic bubble. Economics during times of prosperity is considered a dusty and boring subject. Overnight economics was suddenly catapulted to the contemporary subject as we all tried to make… Read More »

The rise of psychometric testing is harming workplace diversity

Posted by on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Psychometrics have become an essential weapon in the graduate recruiter’s arsenal, helping large private and public sector employers whittle down applications from the tens of thousands to the elite few who will be invited to an interview or assessment centre. Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of graduate recruiters use psychometric testing, according to a 2016… Read More »

The Future of Food Security

Posted by on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The blockade of imports into Qatar by its Gulf neighbours has ramped up political tensions in the region, and again exposed the fragility of food supply chains. The tensions with neighbouring members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and consequent blockades of ports and airspace, has led to urgent new deals with Iran and Turkey and… Read More »

Opening more doors for students

Posted by on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

While more organisations talk about the need for new blood and new ideas, the head of the CBI, Carolyn Fairburn has warned that employers are going backwards when it comes to the diversity of recruits. The Government review by Baroness McGregor-Smith has also recently pointed to discrimination against British Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates in… Read More »

Risks and Rewards of Cloud Computing in the UK Public Sector

Posted by on Friday, May 5, 2017

Government organisations have been shifting to cloud-based services in order to reduce their total investments in IT infrastructures and resources (e.g. data centers), as well as capitalise on cloud computing’s numerous rewards. However, just like any other technology investments there are also concerns over the potential risks of implementing cloud-based technologies. Such concerns and the… Read More »

Why civil service leaders need to take workplace stress seriously

Posted by on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Departmental chiefs must work to create an environment that’s good for body and mind. Prime minister Theresa May’s recent announcement on mental health – a “hidden injustice” in UK society – is another signal of changing attitudes, and has highlighted the important role of employers. Reviews of practices in workplaces have been promised, with employers… Read More »

How Super Alumni Can Transform the Future of Business Education

Posted by on Monday, February 27, 2017

It sounds unnecessary to argue that business schools should be run like businesses. But as we know, unfortunately it isn’t. To prove their vitality and relevance, to deliver ready-to-go graduates, business schools need to rethink the way they operate and how processes and culture can be shifted away from higher education and toward its customers… Read More »

How the Circular Economy will change what we buy, how we own and the relationship between manufacturer and client

Posted by on Monday, July 18, 2016

At a recent conference I attended, Joe McGee from Jabil – the $18bn manufacturing company, which you will probably never have heard of, said: “If you are not disrupting you will be disrupted”… and so it is, in today’s market place. The pace of change is rapid and organisations across the globe are grappling with how they continue to sell products and make margins.… Read More »

Brexit and the implications for Britain after voting to leave the EU

Posted by on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brexit and the loss of meaning Last Thursday’s referendum saw a seismic change in the business environment. In the United Kingdom we have become accustomed to stability. At the most basic level an analysis of any business environment starts with PESTLE; political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors. We have become accustomed to technology as a driver for change in… Read More »