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I know many people, particularly in the public sector, are wary of engaging consultants. They see them as outsiders who charge exhorbitant fees and who don’t “understand” the organisation; they tend to deliver lengthy reports, based on superficial research, which call for change … Read More
Universities everywhere seem to be “restructuring” at the moment, and it is a difficult time for staff at all levels. The uncertainty and stress creates a tense atmosphere in which to work and it is often hard to see the … Read More
Up and down the country at the moment Universities are trying to decide what fees to charge for students starting in 2012. The government expects most to charge £6,000 with only a few charging the maximum £9,000. However, with most … Read More
Picking up from where we left off with the previous post, here are some tips to make you a more valuable employee and hopefully survive the recession: Find out what your department’s core needs are and get to know how … Read More
They say that recessions take about a year to be felt in the public sector. If this is true, then the year ahead is going to be a tough one for higher education institutions. Budget restrictions, cost cuts and employee … Read More