- Employment law is an ass
IT’S been a bleak year on the job front: redundancy announcements every other day, doubts hanging over those big businesses who haven’t yet sharpened their pencils and wielded the axe, and surprise surprise, the doom and gloom merchants are already predicting a second successive year of decline in the semiconductor industry. Truly depressing. But what [...]
- Calling all cunning linguists
THERE’S a real need for cunning linguists in business right now. Linguists, obviously for their ability to converse fluently in French, German, Italian, Spanish, American, even English (a long forgotten language in my view). And cunning because they need to convince potential employees that their language ability is really all that is necessary to enable [...]
- Succession planning – with a nod to the late great Donald Dewar
10 years ago today the Labour party in Scotland was trying to find a new leader. Today, they are in the same boat. Seemingly, they have learned a thing in the past 10 years. THE hunt is on for a successor to the late First Minister Donald Dewar and I suspect it will become quite [...]
- Too many business awards?
YOU’VE all been there, I’m sure; standing in front of a mirror, fighting a losing battle with your black bow tie, struggling with your kilt and muttering never again. Nerves on edge, will we won’t we? It’s awards night. It doesn’t matter which awards night, the only thing that matters is that your company has [...]