Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with experience of leading HR teams in a number of organisations including Glasgow City Council, the Student Loans Company and at the Scottish Development Agency where he led the creation of the Scottish Enterprise network. Here was also involved in the delivery of a number of flagship regeneration projects including the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. As MD of TMP Worldwide’s People Consulting business, Michael worked with clients as diverse as E.ON, LloydsTSB, AMEC, Kent County Council, HMRC and the Security Services to address significant HR and resourcing challenges. More recently, he has worked with clients, including BURA, to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by economic downturn. Having run a successful catering business, Michael understands the pressures facing SMEs and is passionate about helping them achieve their full potential.
By mdivers on November 26, 2010
The launch today of the National Wellbeing Project led by the National Statistician (I didn’t realise there was one!) is likely to cause excitement and derision in equal measure. At a cost of £2 million, it aims to develop a model that provides understandable measures of national wellbeing and there will be a major consultation […]
By mdivers on November 14, 2010
Iain Duncan Smith warned us as Leader of the Conservative Party in 2002 not to ‘underestimate the determination of a quiet man’. Last week he was true to his word as he launched the Coalition Government’s welfare reforms. Or was he? Hailed as the most radical changes in welfare benefits since the second world war, […]
By mdivers on November 2, 2010
The forecast today from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) that unemployment will be far higher than previous estimates is very worrying. They say that the full impact of the CSR had been understated and doesn’t take account of the rise in VAT to 20% in January 2011. This will result in some […]