What is the relationship between hobbies and work?

  Anthony Haynes writes: How hobbies and work are related is a question that must occur frequently to employers and employees alike. There must be some relationship, you’d think. According to Matthew Warren, a recent study from Sheffield University found that “when participants spent longer than normal doing their leisure activity, their belief in their… Read More

Talent acquisition: does location matter?

Anthony Haynes writes: Recently the topic of geographical location has risen in profile. This is a consequence of its connection to contentious debates in political economy. In France, Christophe Guilluy has pointed to the significance of geographical disparity: the elite live in metropolitan centres; ordinary people, who live far from those centres, experienced a much… Read More

How a talent agency adds value: an example from ACCA

Karen Haynes writes: ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Since they were founded in 1904, ACCA have expanded to over 1500 staff in 50+ countries. We’re proud to have worked as a recruitment partner to ACCA since 2010 and have placed 57 candidates during this time in specialist or senior roles. One of our… Read More

Making everyone feel welcome in engineering: key resources

Anthony Haynes writes: Our clients — all organisations for professionals — are drawn from various sectors, one of the most important of which is engineering. So we’d like here to promote LGBTSTEM Day, the second anniversary of which falls on Friday, 5 July. The day provides a great opportunity for employers and other organisations to… Read More

Post-18 education and funding: review of the review

Anthony Haynes writes: Last month the Secretary of State for Education in England presented to parliament a review (now popularly referred to as the Augar Review) produced by an independent panel chaired by Dr Philip Augar. Panel-produced reviews can tend towards blandness, but to their credit this panel, which comprised some genuine authorities — people… Read More