Entrepreneur on a horse: the FJ Wilson story

Anthony Haynes writes: Happy New year! 2020 begins with an interview with our MD, Fiona Wilson, in which she tells the FJ Wilson story — why she founded FJ Wilson Talent Services, how the business has developed to date, and what makes her tick. The interview is published on the Crown Talent Assets (US) blog,… Read More

The Perfect Cafe for Working Remotely Has These 29 Things

Originally posted on Josh Smith Digital Design:
There’s something energizing about working remotely from a cafe. The aromas of coffee and baked goods waft through the air. Caffeinated patrons read books until their dates or business associates arrive. Writers wearing headphones pound away on laptops. Why is everyone here? What makes the perfect cafe? by…

Professional communication: the contribution of archives

Anthony Haynes writes: Our main market consists of organisations for professionals, They include membership organisations, awarding bodies, and learning providers. Many of these organisations, especially the larger, long-established, ones maintain archives. The degree to which they disseminate knowledge of or from archives, however, varies. A role model here is the Institute of Engineering and Technology… Read More

If you depend on gut feel while interviewing, you are relying on dumb luck.

Anthony Haynes writes: Victor Assad’s blog is one that I’ve followed for a long time. I find it regularly provides pieces, on mainstream topics in HR, that are well-informed and thought-provoking. For some time, we’ve included a link from our Employer Resources page to his piece, ‘12 questions candidates will ask you‘. Here we are… Read More

Change management and professional organisations: the case of AAT

Karen Haynes writes: We’ve worked with AAT – the professional body for accounting technicians – since 2012. In this interview, Adam Harper, Director of Strategy and Professional Standards, explains how instigating a strong change function at AAT supports governance and business planning.     KH: How did the change function at AAT develop? AH:  As… Read More