Insights

 A 'guest insight' by Anthony (Ton) Christiaanse.                     There is optimism in the air. Slowly businesses are opening up and consumers are out and about spending. The stock market is on record highs, house pricing on the rise...

Although Covid is still a huge threat to lives across the world, with the recent surge in India, referred to in the Economist as ‘catastrophic’, of particularly grave concern; the U.K. is opening up and the prospect of our lives returning to ‘normal’ may now...

Brexit (what ever that actually means) is with us and, undoubtedly, many businesses are seriously struggling with the extent to which the new post - Brexit bureaucracy and certification systems are disrupting their trade. Initial data on some European trade flows ie between the U.K. and...

In motorsport, the racing line is the optimal path around a race course.  It is the quickest route to drive any corner and has three stages; turn in, apex and exit. Before I was born, my father was a Rally Driver.  Years later, my father taught...

A few weeks ago, I spoke with an HR Director who had recently gone through an extensive process to recruit a Group Operations Director and the process had failed. She could not figure out what had gone wrong. After 6 months and 2/3’s of the recruitment...

Even though Brexit happened on 31 January 2020, both sides are still trying to work out the rules for their new relationship. Until these terms are finalised and the new rules agreed upon, uncertainty will continue. If Brexit was not enough for the UK economy to...

We are often asked, “What is the difference between a Recruiter and a Headhunter”? In order to fully understand the difference, it is important to first understand the different roles they play in the job market and why. Recruitment Agencies and Headhunters are both important for filling...

From the deliberations of two great statesmen would come a unique proclamation announced on August 14th 1941; the Atlantic Charter. This was a statement issued by Roosevelt and Churchill setting out American and British goals for the world after World War II.  Among its major points...

Fifty-one years ago, this week, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. During a visit to the NASA Headquarters building, President Kennedy spotted a man standing to one side holding a broom. The President walked over to this man, held out his hand,...

The British media has already started to talk about Rishi Sunak becoming Boris Johnson’s successor to lead the Conservative party. So, did Boris make a mistake in promoting Rishi to Chancellor on the 13th February 2020; pushing him into the spotlight? Currently, Mr Sunak has the...