Jon here, my turn to write this weeks Chat and it’s been a busy one as usual. In the past week and a bit I’ve written about 10,500 words of proposals for client web projects for which we’ve also done some really lovely creative (as always, thanks to the Flock).
Lisa has been down to London and Slough at a series of meetings with friends new and old, which all went really well. Paul’s also been well travelled, before he was struck down with gastric flu on Wednesday. He’s spent the rest of the week feeling terrible, it might be the flu, or it might be the diet of daytime television he’s been subjected to. Read the full article
I saw an interesting convergence of news stories from both the UK and across the pond this week, both of which had a recruitment spin to them…
About a fortnight ago, here in the UK, our Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the government’s “Business Compact” on social mobility. There’s a range of provisions involved in the scheme, a lot of them aimed at reducing the impact of a “jobs for the boys” and “who you know, not what you know” culture in UK recruitment. Read the full article
Back with a couple of weeks under my belt from a THREE WEEK break (as I keep being reminded). It’s been a heady combination of remembering how to type and getting myself dressed by a decent hour…Sorry, but Christmas in Dubai was awesome. Not exactly a white Christmas…unless you count the ice in my G&T…but you can’t beat a bit of sun on your back in wintertime… Read the full article
This week kicked off with an early morning train to London for Lisa and I. We were meeting a client for lunch at the rather trendy Hix Oyster & Chop House near Smithfield Market, one of a few such meetings we weren’t able to fit in before Christmas which is playing havoc with the healthy eating regime! Whilst this year has started off more gently then last year ended, things are already picking up, including a press ad in the Daily Telegraph, which is always jolly in a world where print advertising is no longer considered to be de rigueur. Read the full article
It was a crazy rush to the Christmas finishing line this year. Best laid plans and all that. For as long as I can remember I’ve had this utopian view that there would be a nice wind down to Christmas, an opportunity to Christmas shop, wrap all the pressies up in time, play Santa with the extended family as well as eat, drink and be merry, but with two new onboarding portals about to be launched for Hyde Housing, a large digital attraction plan for a global business and a microsite for a well known yoghurt brand it was all a bit manic before the break.
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