The confirmation or cancellation of HS2 will have an indirect effect on local employment in the Midlands,but also directly affect those who will work for it or in supporting industries. Is it worth the money? You decide. Available on your favourite platform, but on Apple here.
We have just introduced an employability assessment (Carrus). This measures the attributes which make people more attractive to employers, and produces a report suggesting areas which can be developed. It is particularly useful for school and college leavers and new graduates, but can be used for all ages.
As the pace of change in the workplace accelerates, Carrus can help to future proof careers too.
More details can be found here New Graduates
An interesting concept via Forbes. The straight line career for life is increasingly a thing of the past. Instead your career may involve moving sideways, diagonally and even sometimes downwards in order to move forwards. And it is difficult to pull a lattice up after you.
Of course, some future careers do not exist yet, so career management and skills development will be key.
The article can be read here
For a dozen years I have been at meetings moaning about the shortage of skills. Given the current low level of unemployment, if you have the necessary skills, you should be offered higher pay. You should also be able to negotiate a better package. If you have more than one job offer, you are laughing.
An interesting article in the Telegraph.
…being a football manager carries a lot of stress, insecurity and unrealistic expectations. Anybody who listens to 606 on 5 Live will have noticed this. This can lead to signifiacant mental health issues.
More on Yahoo here.