Companies now hiring based on attitude not just technical expertise

With the increase in workforce from China and India and a surplus of candidates with relevant qualifications and expertise, companies are now looking at new ways to distinguish the top candidates and are now rating attitude as a way of assessing potential employees.  Results show 89% of failed new hires are for attitude reasons “When

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CHELTENHAM CHARITY RACE – MARCH 2012

Jelly O’Brien, wife of Fergal O’Brien, the National Hunt Racehorse trainer whose yard we sponsor, has been selected from a huge list of applicants to ride in the Charity race that is run as the last race on the Thursday of the Festival in March. Jelly has committed to raising at least £5000 for Cancer

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The future of e-commerce in 2012 …

How will e-commerce change in 2012? After a year when online shopping went mobile and social what will be the major changes in e-commerce in the next 12 months. 2011 saw e-commerce go from the desktop to the phone with the huge growth in tablet sales and the greater adoption of Android and iPhone smartphones.

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Do job titles mean the same thing in all companies?

Will the marketing director in a 6 month old rapidly growing company of 20 employees have the same roles as one in an established company with well known products of 20 years? Probably not. Job titles mean very different things in different companies particularly when comparing startups and older businesses. Startups and established companies are

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Effective Leaders Need to be Good Coaches

Machiavelli’s tombstone bears the following words:  “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in it’s success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things”. In those days the requirements of leaders were very different.  People’s horizons were limited by the

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Data scientists – what are they? and why are they in such demand?

Every day we write emails, we surf the web, we purchase items in shops, each time creating data. Data that someone, somewhere can analyse and use. With the increase in use of the internet, digital communications and the digitalization of almost every process on the planet there is growing need for people that can analyse

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Why women aren’t becoming engineers

Women are less likely to take engineering jobs due to a lack of “professional confidence”. A new study suggests that the reasons why engineering jobs are more popular for men than women is not because of aptitude or gender differences but a lack of professional role confidence. A recent study conducted by Stanford University’s Clayman Institute

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Dream, Think, Become – What makes a successful Chief Executive

What makes a successful Chief Executive? We review the excellent collection of essays in “Dream, Think, Become” which looks at Chief Executive jobs and the development and execution of a successful business strategy. In his book “Dream, Think, Become” James Haybyrne has gathered together a number of essays he has written over the years based

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Silicon Valley firms start to employ self-taught coders in game design jobs

Th recruitment industry is set for a major shake-up with companies starting to change their recruitment techniques for game designer jobs, programming jobs and web development jobs with many companies starting to find coders based on skill not just experience and qualifications. As Facebook and Google snap up the best positions for programming jobs their

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First races for Fergal O’Brien

ISL were represented at Chepstow when Fergal O’Brien Racing had its first runner. Our logo was prominent on the racing wear of horse and staff. Unfortunately we didn’t start with a winner but the horse ran well and gave hope for the future. We were also present at Cheltenham for the first runner at the

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