When I was asked if I would give a careers talk at the recently opened North East Futures UTC, I said yes. I’m always happy to help in whatever way I can to bring young people into the North East’s technology sector and also like to get involved in new things that challenge me. The … Continue reading University Technical College
Once again I had the pleasure of talking at this year’s Socitm North Conference. I had not expected to be involved as such and so it was all a bit last minute, yet one of the advantages of blogging (and being opinionated) is that there is always a pile of material to draw from. The … Continue reading Socitm #North18
I was asked if I would take part in some research into what people experience when moving from the private to the public sector and vice versa. I am always happy to help out where I can with the local universities and having moved from private to public and then back to private I felt … Continue reading A sociable enterprise
One of the most thought provoking and challenging presentations that I have witnessed took place at last week’s Socitm Local CIO Council. It was given by Vishanth Weerakkody and Paul Waller from Brunel University. It had the very appealing title of ‘Overcoming the Systemic Failure of Transformation’. I was salivating at the thought. The presentation … Continue reading The wrong job
Is regional pay a good idea? Probably not if what is proposed is adopted and here’s why. The premise is that having the same pay rates across the country within the public sector leads to a distortion of the market in that local businesses find it difficult to recruit staff in areas of relatively high … Continue reading Is regional pay a good idea?