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ELIG hits out at cost-cutting

At its 2009 Annual General Meeting in Lausanne, the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG) formally endorsed the view that cost-cutting by itself was not a sustainable way out of the current economic crisis and that innovation was required now more than ever.   “With new ICT enabled tools we can tap the brainpower of knowledge [...]

By | November 4th, 2009|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Telling it like it should be

Cutting back too far on staffing during the recession could leave businesses lagging behind when the upturn arrives, believes Andrew Hardaker, managing director of recruitment specialists, ATA Selection. He says that many businesses are looking at ways of saving money – and, with employees often being the most expensive overhead, staff cutbacks seem inevitable. His [...]

By | October 6th, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Entrepreneurs’ corporate cages

Headhunters are often asked to find ‘entrepreneurial’ managers, but do company’s recruiters really know what they’re asking for? And, if so, how do they exploit their talents and encourage them to stay?   The international search firm, Cripps Sears, has recently teamed up with Kingston University’s Entrepreneurship Centre to examine these - and related - [...]

By | September 2nd, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments