Bad job interviews and lessons from the pitch process

I want to share a tale of a terrible job interview, as it made me think about how badly structured so many interviews are, and how applying some of the best-practice from the agency pitch process could lead to better outcomes all round. Let me start by saying that the agency pitch process is far from perfect. As I discussed with the lovely Jenny Plant in my recent podcast interview,  it’s like asking someone [...]

By |2021-09-22T11:27:20+00:00March 25th, 2021|Management, Recruitment, Interim Management, New Business Pitching & Agencies|Comments Off on Bad job interviews and lessons from the pitch process

Twenty lesson from 2020 – Part Two: Business

Following on from Part One, Lessons from Marketing, the second instalment of my 20 Lessons from 2020 takes a look at the business world. 7. Flexible Working For many, this is the Covid silver-lining. It’s certainly one of the ongoing changes to the workplace that’s been greatly accelerated by the pandemic. Flexible, remote working is generally positive and here to stay, but it is a delicate balancing act. For those with the space (and appropriate, [...]

By |2021-01-11T16:02:34+00:00January 11th, 2021|Interim Management, Business Strategy & Development, Management|Comments Off on Twenty lesson from 2020 – Part Two: Business

Did the Labour Party deliberately hire an interim?

Since his election, hundreds of articles have been written about Jeremy Corbyn's  electability and whether he even wants the top job.  But I wonder if the Labour Party, understanding the need for dramatic change after Ed Miliband's performance, have  actually appointed an interim... It takes a brave organization to employ someone completely different from the usual hire, but as Einstein once said, doing the same thing you’ve always done and expecting a different result is the [...]

By |2017-01-04T19:51:26+00:00September 29th, 2015|Interim Management|Comments Off on Did the Labour Party deliberately hire an interim?

Sorry sisters, equal pay isn’t simply a feminist issue

In the news again this week is the recurring topic of the ‘gender pay gap’.  Yet again we read that men earn around 25% more than women, and their bonuses are, on average, double. If you read my last blog, you’ll know I wear my feminist colours proudly on my sleeve, but here’s the thing.  This isn’t simply a ‘women’s issue’.  It’s more a working parent issue, and I’m a little fed up with all [...]

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