How SMART are you?

She looks smart!

One thing I learned in over forty years in the business world was that good planning is the key to success. No good just pressing on and hoping for the best, that people will do the right thing, that promises will be kept or impossible deadlines met. No use dreaming of … [Read more...]

A Practical Guide to Job Evaluation – Step 4

Know where you're going now?

Hello once again from me, Anthony Molyneux, author of the Redstart Business Guides and the Lord Ferrister series of stories, and welcome to Part 4 in our Guide to Job Evaluation for beginners. Once again, today’s is an audio presentation lasting for about 3 minutes, when … [Read more...]

A Letter from England – 10

English landscape Summer

  WHEN QUEEN VICTORIA RULED Close to where I live is a  typical little English village with the quaint name of Knockin. Last year I came across three Craftsmen who were rebuilding a sandstone wall dating back to the mid 19th Century, in the centre of the … [Read more...]

A letter from England – 9


      "Always a second chance"; the family motto of the Ferrister family and displayed proudly in the coat of arms. Which one of us hasn't needed a second or even a third chance to get things right? I know I have. Life has a habit of … [Read more...]

A Practical Guide to Job Evaluation Step 3


    Today in Part 3 of my beginner's guide to job evaluation  I want to explain the process of preparing job profiles. These are not to be full job descriptions. Those would be necessary when an analytical, points based system is being installed, to cover … [Read more...]