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Within this section you will find a wealth of additional information, commentary and links that we have collected surrounding the workforce demographics, retirement, the experience gap and other related items. They had all been published on our blog ‘The Battle For Experience’ but we have republished them all here - and will continue to do so. Why not register for updates via Twitter or RSS

Category Archives: Portfolio

In Praise of Being Specific

Having recently made the transition from working (for 14 years) in an organisation to working for myself – often from home; it is interesting to me how specific and organised virtual or remote workers have to be about their work. When I work with my clients it is an imperative to identify the specific deliverables and timescales in our projects together – and as long as I meet those requirements – I have earned my fee, I am happy and so are they. I wish I could have operated like that when I was employed. This didn’t occur to me … Continue reading In Praise of Being Specific

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The king is dead; long live the king!

Today’s big news in England – The public sector streamlining element of the UK’s debt-reduction measures is causing a higher rate of public sector job-losses than anticipated. The government has now voiced concerns about the counter productive effects this may have on the economy. The UK is not unique in this; similar issues have been raised from the USA to Europe and beyond. As an evangelist of the opportunities of portfolio work-life-style I do not see this as entirely bad news. While Expert Alumni would never belittle the serious, sometimes tragic, effects job loss and change of work mode can … Continue reading The king is dead; long live the king!

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Public Sector Job Losses …

The BBC recently wrote an article on job losses on the public sector, here in the UK. Since April, the public sector shed jobs at five times the rate predicted by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said. Bottom line, the government’s take is that private sector work will more than compensate for the job losses – PROVIDED – we classify portfolio work as self-employed and therefore private sector. Well – what do you know – that’s what we think as well ( check out this post by our very own David Avery ) … Continue reading Public Sector Job Losses …

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