Age Discrimination Results In!!

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We’ve just released this – very interesting results on the continued debate on the new legislation   Arras People Survey: Confusion reigns on new ageism regulations Is the traditional CV on the way out? Heywood, Lancashire, UK, 27 September 2006. A survey on awareness of new Ageism legislation by Arras People, the project management recruitment …

In the Blue corner “The APM” (Royal Blood is Blue!)

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I have just been to see the APM (Association for Project Management) in High Wycombe where my goals were two fold – find out what they are doing in terms of membership and also when asked why would we recommend them to candidates and clients. I have come a way with a much better feeling …

Project Management Software – A few thoughts

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Just got back from the PPSOSIG conference (Programme and Project Support Office Specialist Interest Group) more about that later… Part of the day was a Gardeners Question Time, putting PPSO relating questions to a mixed panel of people. Anyway, one of the questions was around tools – what tools would the panel recommend for PPSO. …

Winning over the case for a business case

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I was thinking about an experience I had where previously business had been poorly controlled and now new ‘draconian’ control guidelines have been put in place – i.e. no project will be started with out a business case being approved. Working with the people to assist them to write the business case was often a …

Are you ready for the 1st October changes?

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We wanted to know if you are ready for 1st October changes? With the forthcoming changes to the regulations regarding discrimination on the basis of age, this topic should be high on your agenda. We thought this would be a great opportunity to understand what you thought about the new changes. This is a very …

Rendered speechless?

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Sitting in a traffic jam this morning, I got thinking about the Age Discrimination thing again (it’s something I’m really aware of now everytime I speak to anyone!) All the information that’s been coming out over the last year is all well and good, there are some good examples of what it really means in …

Is the UK Age Discrimination legislation yet another Camel?

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Since October 2005 when I walked past the Age Positive stand at the CIPD show with my colleague Lindsay we started to take a look at the implications of the age discrimination act and what it means. On first look – ok so you should hire based on experience, on second look and discussion what …

And in the red corner – PRINCE2

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I was having a conversation the other day with a colleague of mine about the merits of qualifications – all I seem to hear these days are PRINCE and MSP and unfortunately started to rant on about this for a while. It did get me thinking though, I get a lot questions through phone calls …

Want to manage a camel?

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We set up this blog to share with you what we at Arras and you are thinking, reading and hearing. We will post reviews and comments for you to consider and have your 2 penny worth to share with the Arras Community There are some rules: Avoid Typos (Ian M is dreadful in this area …

Projects – Benefits realisation?

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At Arras we have been pondering how many projects actually deliver their business benefits as planned, with tongue in cheek think about the following …..So your Project has delivered, or has it, you have met all the dates you have spent a bit more than you thought and the some of the deliverables are slightly …