Digital and soft skills – Microsoft on skills needed for an inclusive economy

As today is the start of Microsoft’s Digital Skills Week (14th-18th September 2020) I joined a short digital event this morning (with speakers also from Catch 22 and LinkedIn) on skills for an inclusive economy. It was interesting to hear the latest research and trends on the digital and soft Read More

By |2021-04-03T14:46:21+01:00September 14, 2020|

Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning – Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

This report “Preparing the future workforce” is an important read for leaders of professional services firms (PSFs). Marketing professionals should consider it as part of their environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning. Commercial advisers and employment lawyers will no doubt find the information of value. HR professionals will be interested in Read More

By |2019-02-18T10:16:18+00:00February 18, 2019|

Law Society legal market research 2016 – The future of legal services

This legal market research report was published in January and is a cracking example of comprehensive SLEPT (or PEST) and market attractiveness analyses that will be valuable to any law firm strategic planning process. It’s a whopping 64 pages and it’s worth its weight in gold. It identifies five clusters Read More

By |2016-04-01T10:20:01+01:00April 1, 2016|

Economy and technology headlines update

A round up of some of the recent data for your PEST and scenario analyses: Economy and recession Two reports warned that the economy would not return to pre-recession levels for several years and the world would take the same time to see a job market recovery. IPPR says it Read More

By |2013-08-05T18:14:52+01:00January 7, 2012|

The UK recession – is it over?

From what I see at the numerous legal, accounting and property firms I work with it would seem that the recession is over – most firms appear to be enjoying an increase in work and thus income. Yet there are mixed messages about growth in the commercial and residential property Read More

By |2013-07-26T21:04:01+01:00September 2, 2010|
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