The Association of Graduate Recruiters published their annual survey, which this year revealed that employers receive, on average, 85 applications per vacancy. AGR's new CEO, Stephen Isherwood, was also given a baptism of fire with an early start for BBC Radio 5's Wake Up to Money. Other coverage of the survey included Daily Telegraph, FT, Independent, Daily Mail, City AM, and the Huffington Post.
Look out this week for the cover of the new James Bond book which will be revealed on Thursday as the countdown begins for the publication of William Boyd’s Solo on 26 September.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) announced a major new strategic collaboration to foster closer working links between the finance and HR professions.
Professor Kevin Dutton unveiled his list of the ‘Great Britons’ most likely to have been psychopaths, with Henry VIII coming out top. Kevin had interviews with the BBC News Channel, Jack FM, BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast and Sky News Sunrise, as well as BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight. The I also ran the story.
The Institute of Leadership & Management issued a report looking into managers’ plans for their summer holidays, which found that an increasing number were planning to work, check their emails and take phone calls and even come into the office while on their annual leave. The report also examined the issue of what to wear to the office during hot weather, and provided a helpful guide to what managers felt were the most inappropriate items of clothing for men and women to wear at work.
We launched the third Jerwood Makers Open down the road from us at Jerwood Space. This exhibition brings together new commissions by five emerging makers.
Just over a month to go until the Library of Birminghamopens, and we’ve been hosting a variety of broadcasts, including Free Radio’s Breakfast Show, with a live set from hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks http://www.freeradio.co.uk/rizzle-kicks-free-secret-gig/ and a preview for John Wilson and Jonathan Coe on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03775gs