Education is great, but education is not the same as job training. Education prepares the individual to learn and adapt, Training prepares the individual for work. All around the world we have large academic institutions educating many of the employees of the future. Many will position themselves as focused on employability, and indeed many publish statistics around salaries and recruitment post graduate. But are these educational establishments really doing the best they can for our future … [Read more...] about Why fresh graduates are not ready for the world of work – yet
In many professional fields like Accountancy, Human Resources, management etc it is common for professionals to take qualifications. These qualifications may be essential to become registered with professional associations, institutions or just because they are expected in the job market place. Many of us spend thousands on these courses over several years. They are a significant investment in both time and money. We often buy valuable resources such as books and other tools to help us … [Read more...] about Post graduate education and books – are we throwing away knowledge?
Artificial Intelligence (AI), meets relatable robot meets human job: The robot will see you now (counsellor) If you missed the stunning documentary from Channel 4 last week, then it is a piece of must-see television if you are involved in HR and business. Jess is an AI robot designed to have human-like discussions and interactions. Her body movements and eye movements appear to mimic a sentient being. In the programme, it appeared that people built a relationship and learnt to trust her … [Read more...] about The Robot will see you now – is your job safe from AI? #HRblog
Social media is great, but some people need to learn to use it to complain as the last resort, not a first resort. This was brought home to me very personally in the last few days. Without knowing it, an individual went on social media and in essence attacked me. An unprovoked attack with no warning. I am not even sure the individual realised what they were doing. I suspect they thought they were attacking a large, faceless organisation. They weren't. How it started A recent comment about … [Read more...] about Why we need to explore all options BEFORE going to social media #hrblog
Microsoft & Linkedin - Heaven or nightmare? Is this disruptive change from the big behemoths? Over the last few days, there has been increased talk about the decision for Microsoft to bid for LinkedIn. What could a blend of Microsoft & LinkedIn really achieve? Background to the media comments on Microsoft & LinkedIn Microsoft have been quoted as overpaying for the purchase of LinkedIn (again) That LinkedIn is past its sell-by-date and on the decline That Microsoft has a … [Read more...] about Microsoft could eat LinkedIn for breakfast – but will it spit it out again? #HRBLOG