Aerospace makes good and bad news for the Scottish economy

14 August 2019

The importance of the aviation industry to the Scottish economy was highlighted in two very different ways this week. Transport minister Michael Matheson signalled the country’s intention to be at the...

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Aerospace makes good and bad news for the Scottish economy

Transfer deadline day is just a big recruitment headache

9 August 2019

The clock is ticking, your customers are watching with hypercritical interest and, with every passing second, your entire recruitment strategy is slowly going up in smoke. Though the salaries may bigg...

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Transfer deadline day is just a big recruitment headache

If you’re going to take part in an exit interview, remember that often more is less

22 July 2019

Anyone who’s moving job and has been invited to take part in an “exit interview” may feel justified in asking themselves what purpose there is in such an exercise and whom it will benefit. Exit interv...

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If you’re going to take part in an exit interview, remember that often more is less

Scotland is a “living laboratory” for aviation and aerospace testing

16 July 2019

Scotland’s climate and geography has come to the rescue of its economy in the past and is ideally placed, to do so again. The density of its populations around the Clyde, Forth and Tay rivers made it ...

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Scotland is a “living laboratory” for aviation and aerospace testing

Skills shortages are costing Scottish businesses £360m a year

9 July 2019

More evidence of the potential dangers of a no deal Brexit for Scotland comes in a report showing that skills shortages are already costing Scottish businesses more than £360million a year. The cost r...

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Skills shortages are costing Scottish businesses £360m a year

Brexit migrant shortage will hit Scottish employers hard

4 July 2019

The longer the uncertainty over Brexit continues, the more evidence emerges that the shaping of Scotland’s future may be less a matter of personal politics and more about economic necessity. At the ce...

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Brexit migrant shortage will hit Scottish employers hard

Engineering firms boost apprenticeships amid skill supply fears caused by Brexit

25 June 2019

The Scottish engineering sector is in good health, but industry leaders fear a one-size-fits-all immigration policy following Brexit could hinder companies’ ability to recruit the specialists they wil...

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Engineering firms boost apprenticeships amid skill supply fears caused by Brexit

Recruitment industry will play a key role in balancing the economy after Brexit

11 June 2019

The recruitment industry has been identified as a key player in attempts to rebalance the UK economy away from London and the South-East, with Scotland playing an important role. The recent announceme...

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Recruitment industry will play a key role in balancing the economy after Brexit

Scotland’s aerospace industry celebrates a record year of growth

3 June 2019

Ask anyone in Scotland to name the country’s top performing industries and most will start with oil (until recently, at least) followed by whisky, tourism and fishing. Some might mention niche sectors...

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Scotland’s aerospace industry celebrates a record year of growth

‘Waiter, this ice is too cold and it’s in a left-handed glass’

24 May 2019

There’s a golden rule in catering that the customer is always right. No matter how demanding or unreasonable their complaints might seem, failing to give them a fair hearing reflects badly on your bus...

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‘Waiter, this ice is too cold and it’s in a left-handed glass’
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