Insights

REC - Jobs Outlook - Covid-19 special edition, July 2020

Friday, 24 July 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, we have been publishing special editions of JobsOutlook alongside the full reports. These special editions include survey data from only 200 employers, but give a more up-to-date picture of employers' confidence levels and hiring intentions. In the first half of July, employers' confidence in making hiring and investment decisions rose to net: +4, up from net: -9 in early June. This is the first time since February that levels of hiring confidence have been in positive territory, indicating that more employers now feel that their ability to make hiring and investment decisions is improving, rather than deteriorating. Business confidence in the UK economy remained low overall but also improved between June and July, rising from net: -46 to net: -40.

REC - Jobs Outlook - Covid-19 special edition, July 2020

Things I did in lockdown - Learned to Play Blues Guitar

Friday, 24 July 2020

Lockdown hit a week before I was made redundant, the final and long-expected stage of a merger process that had absorbed the previous 18 months. I had planned to make the most of the forthcoming free time: visiting friends and family, watching sport, a break somewhere where the sun was warmer and the beer colder. That was all shelved with the stay at home order. I’d expected to spend more time at home, but perhaps not this much. Richard “Blues Boy” Lambert is an experienced chief executive of membership organisations, whose mojo is definitely working.

Things I did in lockdown - Learned to Play Blues Guitar

Things I did in lockdown - 200 miles in a day for good causes

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Cycling 200 Miles (321 Kms) in a day for good causes. Why? Well, I am enormously proud to be an Ambassador for two remarkable charities, both of whom are facing distinctly bleak futures due to the dramatic effect of Covid-19. Peter Gibbons takes us on a 200 mile adventure on his bike to raise money for charity. Peter Gibbons is the Managing Director of Sprague Gibbons, a Bristol based Marketing agency who we work closely with.

Things I did in lockdown - 200 miles in a day for good causes

RCVS - 2 new lay members for the veterinary nurse council - great news!

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Thewlis Graham Associates are delighted to have worked with RCVS on the appointment of 2 new lay members for the veterinary nurse council. We wish Sarah Fox and Stephanie Richardson all the best on these appointments.

RCVS - 2 new lay members for the veterinary nurse council - great news!

Book Reviews

"Reading is the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." Bill Gates in an interview with the New York Times in 2016

Everyone in a leadership position knows that gaining knowledge, remaining curious and being challenged are good and even essential ways to keep on top of things.

We all have our reading lists, but too often it’s hard to find time to get started with them. So we’ll provide a regular review by Ophicleide, one of our associates, to tempt us to read the actual book! And we are more than happy to accept reviews from others. Do please contact us if you have one to present.