How Long Do You Want To Work? At What Age Do You Want To Retire?

Four in ten respondents in a CIPD survey plan to work beyond the age of 65.  65 is currently the default retirement age (DRA), due to be abolished in October next year.  However, the responses of the age-diverse sample of 2000 people bear further scrutiny.   Of respondents aged 55+, the number saying they plan… Read more

Book review: Average to A+, by Alex Linley

As I’m about to read Prof Linley’s 2010 publication, ‘The Strengths Book’, I dipped back into ‘Average to A+’ and refreshed the memory on all the wonderful things inside.  OK, need to fess up: I’m a HUGE fan, and no I’m not on commission (though I probably should be!).  When I first heard Alex speak… Read more

Where procurement people can – and should – have a field day

‘I know, let’s get Sir Philip Green’ – good call, if his Efficiency Review, conducted for the Government, is anything to go by.  Just in case you haven’t caught up with it yet, or haven’t read the full presentation and want to, there’s a link below. Reading Sir Philip’s key findings and recommendations, a few… Read more