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Having worked in Recruitment Advertising for many years, I have seen more than my fair share of changes in attitude towards the use of advertising agencies for recruitment. Back in the 80s, 90s and to some extent the ‘noughties’, it seemed like every organisation had one, which was probably just as well in a marketplace where you had to wait 3-4 weeks just to get your advertisement in a national newspaper. How times (and perceptions have changed).
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| Posted by: Borge Andreassen

Successful charities should pay well!

The issue of pay is likely to continue to be difficult as long as the sector doesn’t educate the public generally, and some key stakeholders specifically, about what charitable organisations look like; the complexity of their operations, their impact on society, and why senior executives (and other staff) should be paid a fair and decent salary in relation to their skills, experiences and achievements.
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Interview: Brett Wigdortz - CEO Teach First

There needs to be a focus on education. The government must work on ensuring equality of opportunity. It’s terrifying that the quality of education is dependent upon a child’s location or post code. Equality in education is needed to encourage participation in society for all.
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New challenges, old problems for the new Minister

I want to welcome Nick Hurd, our new Charities Minister, into his new office and genuinely hope he is managing to quickly settle into his new job. I know this must be problematic for him, not least because he becomes the new Charities Minister during what is clearly the most unsettled period of British politics in living memory.
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Financing the sector

During 2008, Richard Gutch interviewed the chief executives of 22 different funders on behalf of Prospectus. The interviews formed part of a wider project which involved interviewing 110 chief executives of organisations about the challenges and opportunities they and their organisations face.
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