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Do not resuscitate

Do Not Resuscitate. This tag should be attached to the oil, airline and car industries. Governments should provide financial support to company workers while refashioning the economy to provide new jobs in different sectors. They should prop up only those sectors that will help secure the survival of humanity and the rest of the living world. They should either buy up the dirty industries and turn them towards clean technologies, or do what they often call for but never really…

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How about a new paradigm for recruitment?

How about if I told you I could guarantee I could cut your recruitment spend in half and then link that reduced amount entirely to the performance of the talent I bring to you? If I’ve lost you already, well thanks for reading this far. If not, then give me 5 minutes to revolutionise the way you view talent acquisition… It has been said that war accelerates history. That belief has recently been applied to our lives - both personal…

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Everyone knows what C stands for

Apart from the obvious, C also stands for Crisis. Football is in crisis, the whole of sport is in crisis, the world economy, psychiatry, healthcare, the leisure industry, retail, airlines, governments, everything is in crisis. But, more positively, C can also stand for Change and celebrities. Change: It has been made obvious to us that ‘unskilled’ workers are actually key to our society and its smooth operation; we would be stuffed without our delivery services, our supermarket delivery systems and…

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B: Is for lots of things

B is for bored, for business, for banking and Big Brother. Everyone is bored, business is up in the air, but banks and Big brother need a good looking at.   During the 2008 financial crisis, the UK government bailed out the banks to the tune of £500 billion. Now, in return, they have asked the banks to help out UK businesses and individuals. Lloyds Bank currently has an ad running extensively on TV, with the comforting tagline; ‘Lloyds Bank. By…

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Virtual on-boarding

      It’s pretty obvious that we have been dealing with unprecedented levels of visual selections over the past few weeks. Whereas video interviewing and virtual competency testing are nothing new, at ExecutiveSurf we’ve seen many searches closed without so much as an actual handshake ever having taken place - in other words, the whole search has been conducted virtually from start to contract signature. This is brave and something which would have been unthinkable for many of our…

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A is for: Marigolds and bin bags

2020 is cancelled. Everything has been put on hold and shunted into next year; the Olympics, the European Championships, films, TV programmes and soaps, musical tours, birthdays, moving house, new jobs (Remember: if you don’t work for the NHS, you are scum); all put off till 2021. The lack of PPE in care homes prompted the head spokeswoman for the National Care Association, to say that once they had run out, they were working in; “marigolds and bin bags”.  That…

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Be careful out there

The fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, and the 9/11 attacks, were huge international events, but they did not leave a third of the world in lockdown. The Covid-19 pandemic is having enormous ramifications on everything we do. Different forces are finding themselves in opposition.  Continued capitalism seems to be a threat to our continued health, and is currently fighting for survival, with its hands behind its back. In any crisis there are going to be winners and losers…

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Nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilisation

We have been living in a bubble, a bubble of false comfort and denial. In the rich nations, we have begun to believe we have transcended the material world. The wealth we’ve accumulated – often at the expense of others – has shielded us from reality. Living behind screens, passing between capsules – our houses, cars, offices and shopping malls – we persuaded ourselves that contingency had retreated, that we had reached the point all civilisations seek: insulation from natural…

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Necessity…

...is the mother of invention In the UK, coronavirus is the new Brexit. It is getting saturated media coverage, and it is all anyone talks about.  Across most of Europe, countries are in lockdown. Paris is a ghost town. Last weekend, bars, restaurants and non-essential shops were ordered to close their doors at midnight on Saturday. On Monday, president Macron, said the country was at war.   Anyone flouting the restrictions, risks a fine. “I know what I am asking of…

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School’s out (in a lot of places)

In Italy, like most of Europe, schools have been closed because of coronavirus, and parents are thinking hard about how they are going to look after and entertain their children, for an unknown period of time.  The BBC reported on a school, in northern Italy, that had closed due to the virus and Amanda Ferrario, the headteacher, said: “Our lessons continue uninterrupted.” "The teacher enters a virtual classroom, does the roll call and can see students connected on their devices.…

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