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Unemployment Boot Camps - Bad Branding, Potentially Good Idea

Posted 17 August 2015

Time, as always, will tell, but the UK government’s proposed new training programmes for unemployed young people may be a step in the right direction.

If handled correctly, they may help to boost employability in some and self-respect in the majority of their participants. That is, as much as any government initiative can.

The plans involve compulsory jobcentre classrooms across the country, where people aged 18 to 21 who are supported by the Jobseeker’s allowance will practise job applications and interview... Click for more

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Watching Over Others

01 September 2015

I seem to spend a lot of my life either stepping on or getting off planes. Most airlines have a well established procedure for doing this. They will call for those who are old, ill or infirm, and the very young to board first. This is a very sensible thing to do because it allows for their weakness and means they have more time to be... Click for more

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3 Ways to Engage the Big Collaboration Revolution

What do NASA, Lego and President Obama have in common?

In their respective areas of leadership, they all demonstrated an early appreciation for the mass collaboration culture inspired by the internet.

Some years ago, NASA started enlisting thousands of helpers it refers to as ‘Click Volunteers’. 

These people, operating mostly from their personal computers at home, are playing a small but important role in building NASA’s information base. They help NASA map the surfaces of planets and the movement... Click for more

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