Credibility Gap

After 25 years recruiting in the security and fire sectors, we normally manage to source candidates for roles we are working on from our database of candidates; personal networks; recommendations etc.  However on some occasions, perhaps for some of the very senior roles we work on, or some of the more esoteric positions, we use

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Utilising Nudge Theory and Behavioural Economics to Enhance Personal Development and Influence Decision Making in the Security Profession

Quite a long title for an article or presentation, I know, but hopefully and interesting topic for the presentation I will be giving and the 15th ASIS International European Security Conference and Exhibition, which is being held in London between April 6th and 8th – details here www.asisonline.org/london Nudge Theory has influenced recent political thinking

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The Demise of the SecurEcons?

  Now you are probably wondering what I am talking about when I use the word SecurEcon. Well it’s not a character from the latest Transformers film, although thinking about it I may offer it as a suggestion to Steven Spielberg.  Instead it is a word that, I think, I have made up.  Now we

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Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink, say no more!

My latest article in Security News Deskhttp://www.securitynewsdesk.com/ http://securitymedia.uberflip.com/i/562487-securitynewsdesk-snd-14/09   I defer to few in my appreciated of the Pythons and the Eric Idle written sketch is one of the classics: “know what I mean squire?” However, the phrase Nudge Theory or ‘nudging’ does have more contemporary use.  Wikipedia, my safety net for such things defines

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The power of authenticity

In two of my articles published recently in Professional Security Magazine July (P28) (http://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/online-magazine/21-06-15/25-07/  ) and Security News Desk Issue 13 (http://securitymedia.uberflip.com/i/535170-securitynewsdesk-13/10)   I’ve spoken about personal branding and being the best You you can be.   Now, it strikes me that looking at the current leadership contest for the UK Labour Party and indeed the

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SMART CITIES – ALLURING OR ALARMING

SMART CITIES – ALLURING OR ALARMING   That font of all modern knowledge Wikipedia, defines a smart city as one that “uses digital technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens” (sic), and I think that’s a pretty good place to

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