The Nicest Job In Britain @NicestJob

Utility Aid, a non-profit company, is campaigning for what it believes is “The Nicest Job in Britain”, and quite frankly, it sounds like it. The campaign is looking for a candidate to fill a life-changing job vacancy, UA’s National Philanthropy Manager, which has been dubbed the nicest role in the country. In brief, UA are looking to […]

Hunter S. Thompson and the Universal Life Church

My interest was piqued a few years ago when Phillip of Amos, a biker, introduced me to ‘Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs‘. In the year of its publication a reviewer from ‘The New Yorker‘ wrote of its author: ‘Hunter S. Thompson is a freelance writer from San Francisco, […]

Is EI the answer to Reducing the Unemployment Figures?

This morning the government announced that unemployment figures are up to 2.62 million, with youth unemployment over 1 million. Why? Is it because of the economy, companies aren’t doing, as well so cannot employ people? Is there a skill shortage? More and more students are coming out with more and more qualifications than ever before. […]

Distribution of Wealth or Distribution of Work?

Many of you reading this will have heard the following little poem by Charles Osgood: This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but […]

Lonely Hearts and Job Boards

Image via Wikipedia It struck me a few years ago, just after getting into the world of recruitment, that Lonely Hearts columns and Jobs Boards had a lot in common. Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience of both, and I suppose one of the few people who could draw that conclusion. The problem I […]