Archive for employment

Hiring academics

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“Hiring anyone is always a risk, and hiring a new academic especially so given the nature of our contracts. So what’s the best way to approach it? …” (more)

[simondobson.org, 25 February]

Jobless Grad sues College for 70G Tuition

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 3 August 2009 by Steve

USA“She has given new meaning to a class-action lawsuit. Trina Thompson gave it the old college try, but couldn’t find work. Now she thinks her sheepskin wasn’t worth her time, and is suing her alma mater for her money back. The Monroe College grad wants the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn’t found gainful employment since earning her bachelor’s degree in April, according to a suit filed in Bronx Supreme Court on July 24 …” (more)

[Kathianne Boniello, New York Post, 2 August]

Government to implement useful ideas from public

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 July 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Allowing recipients of public funds to rollover unspent budgets to end a ‘use it or lose it’ approach, is among the 17 ideas to be implemented by the Government as a result of an online campaign. The proposals were submitted by members of the public through a website set up to find ways out of the economic downturn …
‘End “use it or lose it” approach to public funding …
‘Encourage schools to organise transition year trips within Ireland …
‘Earlier access for unemployed to education schemes …
‘Teach business skills as part of all PhD education …
‘Change job seekers’ allowance to incentivise placement of graduates …
‘Developing an ‘Ireland’ brand to attract international students …
‘Increase eLearning opportunities …
‘Encourage early retirement in the public sector …
‘Facilitate career breaks, shorter working week in public sector …’” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 22 July]

Wanted: 33 smart people for top posts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 March 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Prestigious hi-tech research jobs at Ireland’s biggest university are going a-begging, despite the economic crisis and rising unemployment. The School of Computer Science and Informatics (CSI) at UCD is finding it difficult to attract enough high-calibre interest for 33 vacancies. Professors at the school have turned to the media to try to fill 23 PhD posts, eight post-doctoral positions, and two research assistant posts. ‘It may surprise you to hear that we are finding it difficult to fill these positions with suitable candidates,’ said CSI research officer, Dr Nicola Stokes …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 30 March]