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Civil engineering recruitment on a roll

Hiring for Success asked Civil Engineering sector head at PCS, Simon Maimane, for his take on trends in the recruitment market within the civil engineering sector. One of the clear trends to emerge from our interview with Simon Maimane was the noticeable increase in recruitment demand in the civil engineering sector, driven in part by […] more

Steve Jobs – artist and visionary

Apple co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, was both an artist and a business visionary. He succeeded in making “a dent in the universe” as he many times promised he would. Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is one of the most widely read of any modern business leader. Business students have scoured these pages looking for […] more

Chance encounters that changed history

John Lennon first met Paul McCartney in Liverpool on the 6th July 1957 when John was fronting The Quarrymen. The two were introduced to each other by Ivan Vaughan, then the bass player for The Quarrymen. McCartney showed Lennon how to tune his guitar and sang some songs by Gene Vincent and Little Richard, songs […] more

Book Review: Losing It! By Bill Lane

Book Review: Losing It! Behaviors and Mindsets that Ruin Careers: Lessons on Protecting Yourself from Avoidable Mistakes, by Bill Lane  Bill Lane was the speech writer for Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. This hardly qualifies him to dispense cutting edge business advice, but he does offer some fascinating insights into the moral and […] more

6 steps to better productivity

I have had the pleasure of meeting many brilliant executives in my 30 years as head of PCS, and of course I tend to study their habits and routines. They didn’t get to be executives by accident. They are great leaders. They lead by example, by maintaining a ferocious work ethic and by a natural […] more