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21 May 2024

Finding your first job after school: Three exercises (Article 4 of 4)

"In our final column we’d like to focus on the one big subject that remains… how do you find jobs? The journey from school to professional life is daunting and sits as one of the most challenging transitions we face as human beings. From dependence to independence. From having a plan laid out for us… to being faced with imponderables of choices and a sense that we are being judged… compared. It’s entirely understandable that the uninitiated stumble."

Finding your first job after school: Three exercises (Article 4 of 4)

17 May 2024

A Career Carol finalist in prestigious UK Business Book Awards

The Business Book Awards celebrates the work of authors who have shared their industry or market knowledge, experience and expertise in published book form. The judging panel is made up of experts from business, writing, publishing and other related fields, with expertise in their relevant category. Lead judge, Jacq Burns, is co-founder of The London Writers Club and former Commissioning Editor at Random House and Editorial Director at Harper Collins. Jacq edited classics such as Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus, Who Moved My Cheese and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A Career Carol finalist in prestigious UK Business Book Awards

17 May 2024

24 billion reasons to wonder if employee engagement initiatives are just an illusion

"So, not only does the evidence suggest that employee engagement hasn’t moved over the past 24 years, but to add insult to injury, an amount equal to Iceland’s GDP has been squandered along the way."

24 billion reasons to wonder if employee engagement initiatives are just an illusion

14 May 2024

Preparing students for workplace expectations: Two exercises (Article 3 of 4)

"Our observation is that we haven’t spent enough time educating students on the realities of business – particularly workplace dynamics. Consequently, it can hardly be a surprise that in some cases there is a disconnect. Like many things in life, we can approach careers with unreasonable expectations, with a sense that the world should offer us something special – or we can engage with a healthier attitude, where we are more pragmatic and work to make the best of the opportunities that come our way."

Preparing students for workplace expectations: Two exercises (Article 3 of 4)

7 May 2024

Helping students to consider early career goals: Three exercises - (Article 2 of 4)

“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life … ride your strengths … find your passion … do what you love … you can do anything you set your mind to…” These platitudes miss the most important question of HOW. "

Helping students to consider early career goals: Three exercises - (Article 2 of 4)

30 Apr 2024

The future of jobs: What will work look like in 2034? - (Article 1 of 4)

"Where now for careers advice in a continually evolving world? In a four-part series, Dr David Oxley and Dr Helmut Schuster consider the future of careers and careers advice and students’ transition to the world of work. They begin with some predictions…"

The future of jobs: What will work look like in 2034? - (Article 1 of 4)

29 Apr 2024

The science of motivation: 5 simple fixes for team engagement

"Many organizations seem perplexed or even agnostic about employee motivation. The common thread connecting research into motivation is our desire for autonomy. Leaders can follow five simple steps to ensure scientifically grounded employee motivation."

The science of motivation: 5 simple fixes for team engagement

24 Apr 2024

How To Help Students Transition From School To The World of Work

"We hope these exercises help your students prepare for fulfilling and successful careers. If we could leave you with one final message it would be this: we believe the biggest problem with navigating careers is a misguided sense that they happen sequentially, in a specific order, and following a pre-defined formula. This is where Gen Z’s intuitive sense of multi-tasking may be an advantage."

How To Help Students Transition From School To The World of Work

15 Apr 2024

2024 Business Book Awards - Nomination

"📚 Congratulations to 'A Career Carol' by Helmut Schuster & David Oxley (Published by Austin Macauley Publishers) for being entered in The Business Book Awards 2024 in partnership with Pathway Group! 🎉
The Business Book Awards celebrate the work of authors who have shared their industry or market knowledge, experience and expertise in published book form."

2024 Business Book Awards - Nomination

7 Apr 2024

A Career Carol WINS best business career book at Bookfest Awards!

"The BookFest Awards honors authors who create outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction. Books are judged in categories based on genre, theme, and aesthetics. Entries will be vetted by an initial team, then the final places will be determined by an elite team of experts in the literary and entertainment world."

A Career Carol WINS best business career book at Bookfest Awards!

5 Apr 2024

Learn to be a surfer or get swallowed by the tsunami!

"A lot of articles about AI focus on the jobs that will be replaced or changed. This is a distinctly 'cup held empty' point of view. The reality is that AI and technology more generally will make it easier to learn and apply expertise. This actually means that if you are sufficiently motivated, it will become increasingly easy to learn new things. Think of the coder jobs you can now get after just 3 months of online training. These generally are in higher demand and pay as much as $100k. Things like this will become increasingly prevalent... less focus on 4 years of in-depth traditional university or professional apprenticeships... more focus on apply these new technology tools."

Learn to be a surfer or get swallowed by the tsunami!

29 Mar 2024

How not to fire - a case study for CEOs

"This article is meant to invite CEOs to think more deeply about how mishandling humanistic factors in their organisation can make or break them. We use this Cloudflare example as a case study. Let us start with a few facts and observations about Cloudflare and its CEO."

How not to fire - a case study for CEOs

21 Mar 2024

In 2034, the world will be ruled by a benevolent AI... so should I still aim to be an accountant?

"There is a long history of outlandish future predictions that fascinate us. Where the misguided attempts to predict flying cars have proven to be inaccurate, the broader underlying themes are undisputed. Jobs are being reshaped by technology, society, and demographics in profound ways. Forecasting how these megatrends will affect professions should be easier. In this vein, here are our predictions for the next decade....."

In 2034, the world will be ruled by a benevolent AI... so should I still aim to be an accountant?

14 Mar 2024

These are the 4 most common career crises

"The job search process seems to be changing year by year. And yet there are some career challenges that seem constant and universal. For instance, everyone struggles to get started in their careers. We all occasionally feel trapped at work. And, of course, we all experience the fears of becoming obsolete, of being replaced by automation, or of falling victim to a major recession."

These are the 4 most common career crises

11 Mar 2024

The 5 Most Important Recruitment Questions for 2024 … Answered

"Whatever challenges your company faces in 2024, people will be at the heart of the solution. But the world is changing. There are seismic forces reshaping jobs, careers, and work. Make sure your company doesn’t get left behind. "

The 5 Most Important Recruitment Questions for 2024 … Answered

8 Mar 2024

How to turbo charge your HR Career

"It doesn’t have to be in a brash way but make sure that what you do doesn’t go unnoticed. Have your elevator pitch ready and deliver it over and over in a subtle way."

How to turbo charge your HR Career

5 Mar 2024

Broken your Resolutions? How to make career resolutions that stick!

"We think it is important to understand that often New Year’s Resolutions are made because everyone else does them. However, levels of dissatisfaction don’t follow annual cycles, they build up over time. Flipping a switch on New Year’s Day is not really an optimum way to go about behaviour change. A better approach is to build a support system that encourages continuous reflection and adjustment. "

Broken your Resolutions? How to make career resolutions that stick!

4 Mar 2024

How to give career advice to your Gen Z kids

"Do you remember Miriam Stoppard’s iconic BT advertisement? She played the role of a doting grandmother attempting to cheer her grandson after his GCSE results. She brilliantly caricatured our determination to be unconstrainted cheerleaders with her "people will always need plates" observation. The ad illustrates some of our difficulties in providing good career advice to our own kids."

How to give career advice to your Gen Z kids

28 Feb 2024

Return-to-office – The WebMD case study – get back to office right now…I’m not asking… it’ll be fun!

"There is a consequence to ordering people to do something. Generally, when we order other human beings to do something, it creates an escalation of obstinacy and, at best, results in reluctant compliance. Basically, we dispense with appealing to rationality, facts, logic and just jump to coercion. In the process, whether we like it or not, we suggest we either don’t have any supporting facts or we don’t feel the need to explain ourselves."

Return-to-office – The WebMD case study – get back to office right now…I’m not asking… it’ll be fun!

26 Feb 2024

Drs Schuster and Oxley On The Top Five Trends To Watch In The Future Of Work

"Large corporations are struggling to find alternatives to the old hierarchical career paths which owe their legacy to 100-year-old traditions. Business strategist Gary Hamel estimates that the cost of bureaucracy to OECD businesses is $9 trillion. Beyond the cost, however, is how it feels to navigate, the difficulty of getting things done… of trying to surface new ideas. We think it’s sometimes like wading through treacle."

Drs Schuster and Oxley On The Top Five Trends To Watch In The Future Of Work
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