Monthly Archives: May 2014

Use a Graduate to Get Out of your Rut

Get Out of your RutVolumes increase and there are not enough hours in the day to do it. Day after day. Sounds like you need to get out of your rut.

Perhaps time to take a step back. Maybe you’re working in the business too much rather than on the business?

Once you’ve recognised the need to take action to get out of your rut, the next question is how to resolve it?

Where… Continue reading →

How to Recognise the Good and Bad Universities

Good and Bad UniversitiesWhen you want to take on a University student, how do you chose? Is is trial and error to divide the good and bad Universities?

Which Universities are better for smaller companies? Is it best to simply use the local University and if not, how is it possible to differentiate?

When I first started dealing with Universities I had the same questions. Questions that I find my clients regularly raise… Continue reading →

Kyle

Kyle TaylorMentored Graduate Project Case Study

About the Graduate

Kyle joined me as a business graduate in March 2013.

He had sent out over 100 CVs with no success and was interested in working in a smaller business. He was one of only two who responded to an advert through the University.

Just over a year later, after being contacted through LinkedIn, he was headhunted by the international consultancy firm Accenture,… Continue reading →

5 Ways to Sort out your Spreadsheets

Sort out your SpreadsheetsYou’re not alone. Every company I’ve worked for uses Excel too much.

Business systems get updated periodically, every 5-10 years and in between times, Excel fills in as an easy quick way of getting an answer. But that quick ad hoc answer becomes the long term solution.

You’d expect integrated systems at a company like Orange. But when I worked there, they used huge complicated spreadsheets to do their budgets.… Continue reading →