Master's Reception 23 Nov:  Meet our new Master & Wardens
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NL November/December 2015

 

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New Freemen

Mark Hoble

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Barry Martin


Dan Swann

 

New Liverymen

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 IReena Pastakia

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The Lord Mayor's Show

 

IThe Company marches, and London turns out to cheer...

 

 

 
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Issue 25:  November/December 2015

 

"Given the challenges facing the UK, What can we as Management Consultants contribute?"....

Master David Peregrine-Jones' theme for the way forward in Year 2015/2016...      

 

Broadband:  The argument over access and speed... Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Services, Digital Marketing, Broadcast Standards, Social Media and Video Communications are the fixed bandwidth capacity guzzlers we know of today, that were virtually unknown 5-10 years ago.  What comes tomorrow?  

Freeman Roger Williams exposes the options....     

 

Europe's problems are more than Economic... By the end of last month's policy meeting in London..."...my conclusion was that debating the question of Brexit seemed like a luxury, even a redundant, intellectual exercise in comparison to the broader problems that Europe faces"...

Liveryman and Economist, Rebecca Harding explains...

 

Our 4 million years didn't genetically engineer us to live on burgers and spend the rest of the day lying down. But for long foraging walks, regular food preparation without the aid of a blender or microwave and the occasional foot chase to capture a meat ration...

In mitigation of the Christmas excesses, Liveryman and Councillor Jeff Cant models a Fitness regimen....

 

NOTICES

- Christmas Carol Service and Reception: 7 December at 6:30pm at St Lawrence Jury

- Gordon Stoker Lunch: Monday 11 January 2016 at Ironmongers' Hall

- Charities Supper and Award of Satjit Cup: Wednesday 20 January 2016 at Skinners' Hall

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Worshipful Observations...

Does your client organization struggle with the problem of properly fitting people to jobs? Employee placement does require extreme delicacy of feeling and sensitivity to the individuals’ strengths. The following methodology has been known by WCoMC to work well, with resultant impressive job satisfaction….

Take the prospective employees you are trying to place and put them in a room with only a table and two chairs. Leave them alone for two hours, without any instruction. At the end of that time, go back and see what they are doing...

- If they have taken the table apart in that time, put them in Engineering.

- If they are counting the butts in the ashtray, assign them to Finance.

- If they are screaming and waving their arms, send them off to Manufacturing.

- If they are talking to the chairs, Personnel is a good career path. 

- If they are writing up the experience, send them to Comms.

- If they don't even look up when you enter the room, assign them to Security.

- If they try to tell you it's not as bad as it looks, send them to Marketing.

- If they've left early, put them in Sales.

- If they're all bullying each other, they're probably Management material. 

-  And in the final analysis … Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines…  Err…

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