Monday, September 19

We must protect each other from bad employees

I regret to say this but I have seen considerably more incidences of potentially criminal behaviour by managers in international companies and their agencies in this country than I saw in the U.K. Yesterday I was shocked to discover that a candidate whom both I and the client were convinced was the right person for the job, a senior account director role, had in fact a record of deceit, and in one case criminally fraudulent behaviour, in previous employment.

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Friday, September 02

40% of Czechs buy on price. Is that all?

What should we make of the market research published this week that compares Czech shoppers to those of neighbouring countries? The headline story is that 41% of Czechs buy mainly on price. My first thought was "So few?". The retailers say this directly in conversation, and through their marketing communications.

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