The positive by-products of continuity management

Anthony Haynes writes: In my previous post I mentioned that the emphasis we give to continuity management has had some unintended consequences — positive ones, fortunately! The first such by-product is efficiency. We have sought to capture and communicate each of our business processes. The key motive here has been to have resources (protocols) available… Read More

Continuity management helps with much more than risk mitigation

Anthony Haynes writes: Ever since our foundation, in 2009, we’ve regularly focused our attention, at directorial level to continuity management. Though that might sound a boring thing to do, we have in fact learnt a number of interesting things. First, there is a danger from thinking of continuity management — by which we mean anticipation… Read More

Scanning the business environment: beyond PESTLE

Anthony Haynes writes: A common risk for small businesses, perhaps especially micro-enterprises, is giving insufficient attention to developments outside the business itself and its immediate network. When there is time for planning and reviewing, the temptation is to focus on the business’s own products and processes. Should we review our prices? How can we reduce… Read More

Behind the scenes in talent acquisition: an approach to communications

On this blog we run an occasional series of interviews with colleagues and associates, designed to introduce the people themselves and their ways working. Here we interview our Communications Director, Anthony Haynes. What does your work in talent acquisition involve? Unlike my colleagues at FJWilson Talent Services (FJWTS), I have no hands-on involvement with the… Read More

How not to recruit: the trap of ‘essential’ attributes

Anthony Haynes writes: Here’s a problem we see a lot. An employer who wishes to hire writes a specification of the type of employee they want. Included in the specification is a list of ‘essential’ attributes (I’ll use the word ‘attribute’ here, even though sometimes other words — such as ‘skills’ — are used, because… Read More