Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Beacon Strikes Again

The Beacon Centre is running the Beacon Apprenticeship challenge over the next 2 months. 3 teams have to collect a series of items from local businesses to complete the challenge. These will be auctioned off at the centre on Thursday … Continue reading

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More on Public Sector Pay

The Hay Group report on public sector pay (see previous post) highlights that managers are not limiting pay in order to save jobs. This is in total contrast to the private sector, where limiting pay (or even pay cuts), combined … Continue reading

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Public Sector Morale

The Guardian reports that workers in the public sector have low morale, not always for reasons of pay. Given the state of the jobs market, they are staying in post rather than moving on which creates more difficulties than leaving. … Continue reading

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Mental Toughness

Ben Fogle find inner resources in running across the Sahara (click here). This ties in with research on mental toughness, which shows that exposure to physical challenge can lead to emotionally stability and immune system enhancement. In other words, physiological … Continue reading

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Barking Brits

…..but in a good cause. Visit the site, follow the blog/Facebook/Twitter, pass on the link, and donate. Me, I have trouble running for the bus……..  

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Plan B Can be Tough

Lawyers who left the law for their own business do not find it easy. I know the feeling! Former Lawyers Pursue Alternative Careers and Find the Work Grueling H/T Instapundit

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BP Can’t Find Workers

From Tim Worstall’s Forbes blog Click Here

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Work Clubs

As part of the government’s drive to get people into jobs, Birmingham Library runs a work club at the Central Library, as well as drop in sessions in community libraries. Centrally, this provides CV advice, access to computers, online job … Continue reading

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Our latest newsletter is now on the website. Click here to learn more.

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Bostin’ Blokes’ Bummel

Men wanted! Especially those who want to avoid the supermarket on a Saturday morning. On Saturday 22nd October there is a sponsored walk of either 10 km or 16 km, in aid of the Beacon Centre for the Blind. It … Continue reading

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