Skills: Use ’em or lose ’em

I have writer’s blog. This is far more in depth than anything I’d attempt. Skills matters…

Flip Chart Fairy Tales

The UK Commission for Education and Skills published a report yesterday, endorsed by both the CBI and TUC, with a simple message: If we want the economy to grow, productivity has to improve and if we want productivity to improve, we need a more highly skilled workforce.

The trouble is, like our labour market, Britain’s skills profile has been hollowing out in the middle. By 2020, half the population is expected to be qualified to degree level yet a quarter of jobs only require primary school level qualifications, one of the highest proportions in the OECD. With fewer jobs in the middle, it’s becoming that much harder to progress.

[T]he recession has provided further evidence of a shift in the shape of the labour market as globalisation and advances
in technology transform markets, businesses and ways of working. This has fuelled growth in high skill jobs and new higher skilled technical…

View original post 897 more words

Best Blogs 7 November 2014

Lovely to see Helen, Damiana and Broc in here. Great choices by Christopher whose time and energy in doing this I really appreciate.


Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.

The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.

Every week our theme emerges organically and this edition includes some of the most personal and reflective questions asked about life, society and our roles therein. A treasure chest of reflection.

These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection of life and work. Read on to test some of your own assumptions about life, practice and work.

Helen Tracey is one of my favorite bloggers with a fresh clean voice. Here however she subsumed her own thoughts – the true mark of greatness – to promote others from the recent #CIPD14. See why I like @HRPotential’s work so much…

View original post 374 more words