Working Transitions

Over & Out - The lessons to be learnt from exit interviews

A cautionary tale appeared in The Telegraph this week that should serve as a warning to us all.  Michael Stuban, an employee retiring from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission after a 35 year tenure,  completed his exit questionnaire with brutal honesty  and, rather than submitting it via the correct channels, sent it round to the whole company – furnishing  all 2,000 of his colleagues with the nitty-gritty  of his dissatisfaction with both the organisation and it’s management.

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appraisal apathy - cipd reports flagging satisfaction rates around career progression

CIPD have published their latest Employee Outlook survey. The accompanying  in-depth report explores many areas impacting overall job satisfaction – employee engagement, attitudes towards senior management, job security, health and well-being and  - of course – pay.

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The times they are a-changing - how to forge a new career path

After 31 years with the Financial Times, the award-winning columnist and associate editor, Lucy Kellaway, is leaving the newspaper to pursue a career in teaching.   Despite her evident success at the paper Kellaway confirms “I’ve had one of the nicest jobs in journalism – I love it – but I don’t want to spend my entire life doing it”.

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Never knowingly under-promoted - Women in key leadership roles

John Lewis, the Giant High Street Retailer, has announced the appointment of its first ever female MD. Paula Nickolds will step up to the elusive ‘top spot’ in January and her appointment is an important – and high profile – step in terms of gender equality.

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