Skill & Leadership…

“Beyond the requirement of a modern Army for technical skill in its people, there is the necessity for judgement and imagination – for leadership.” General Lyman L. Lemnitzer (1899 to 1988) Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was a United States Army General who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He… Read More

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Veterans & Employer Ignorance

Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More

How To Write a Military-Civilian Resume

When job hunting, having a great resume is an essential tool for securing an interview. This documentation represents and provides the necessary information to recruiters. Having finished serving in the military, you now wish to transition into a civilian career. Only, doing this is not always as easy as you might think. Identifying skills and… Read More

Member Retention: Make Sure You Employ the ‘Right’ Trainers

I recently published an article on churn management, which is the art of identifying the customers who are likely to churn from (leave) a company, and initiating proactive measures to retain them. One of those proactive measures, according to the Mindbody (a management software provider), should be employing the right trainers. Mindbody found that fitness… Read More

The Six HR Challenges for (Fitness) Businesses

Introduction In simple terms, human resources (HR) is about the management and development of people. However, as business owners/managers we have to think of our workers as more than numbers on a spreadsheet or database. Like a business, workers have wants and needs, both professional and personal. And, it is important to understand this, as… Read More

What is the Economic Cost of Overlooking Ex-Military Personnel & their Skills?

New research has revealed that the UK economy could suffer losses of up to £1.5 billion in the next five years if service leavers are unable to find employment, or are under employed upon leaving the Armed Forces. The research calculates the direct and indirect contribution of the up to 85,000 personnel that are estimated… Read More

Linking Capability & Vision…

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king!” I understand the quote is attributed to Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, or Erasmus of Rotterdam, a 16th-century Dutch Renaissance humanist. He was also a social critic, Catholic priest, teacher and theologian. The quote is an idiom. The basic idea is, if surrounded by people less… Read More