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Driftwood Goes Global!

As a network member of NPA Worldwide, we are very excited to announce that we now have an extensive International reach when it comes to recruitment and executive search.  We joined NPA in December last year and I was fortunate to get to Washington DC in March to meet lots of global members. NPA Worldwide is one of the largest cooperative networks of executive search firms around the world. It

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Are You Working At Your Dream Job?

Every day, I feel very lucky to do what I love doing – for work. Growing up I wanted to be a nurse (like my mum) or an accountant (my dad taught economics). Somehow I ended up in Human Resources – which if you think about it, is kind of a hybrid of both. I didn’t start with HR in mind, but it’s my dream job. Of that, I’m certain

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Mummies Paying It Forward – #IWD2016

I am very lucky to spend most Friday mornings with my little girl before she starts school next year. We do lots of fun things together and I am so glad to have a job that gives me the flexibility to spend time with her – it is one of the great luxuries of my busy life! We often go to a playgroup run by a lovely group of local

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Alex Kelly

Happy Birthday, Chuck Yeager!

This is the first in what will be a series of Driftwood Group heroes. People who don’t stop to think about work-life-balance, but rather mix the two together, and have some fun along the way. Tomorrow, February 13th, Brigadier General (retired) Chuck Elwood Yeager turns 93. His name may be familiar to you, maybe not, but suffice to say, Chuck Yeager has fitted more into one lifetime than it’s possible

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An Open Letter to the World Economic Forum

    Dear World Economic Forum, Thank you for your achievements over the course of the last 45 years. Thanks especially for the Water Resources Group initiative, helping to ensure everyone on Earth can have access to sustainable water. Thanks for giving us interesting news during the quiet month of January each year. Thanks for allowing movie stars and celebrities to have a voice beyond the screen, tabloid and red

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Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? (Or Please Answer the Damn Phone!)

Anyone remember a game called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? It was developed by Brøderbund Software in the early 1980’s (Click on the picture above if you want to check out the new App Store version) Those cool guys at Brøderbund also built Lode Runner…ahhhh, that was a great game… …but I digress! In the Carmen Sandiego game you had to track down this seemingly impossible-to-find villain called Carmen

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Do You Own A Pen & Do You Actually Write With It?

  Do you own a pen?…this may be a silly question, but in an article Richard Branson wrote recently he refers to the fact that 10% of 13 to 19 year olds don’t own a pen. 50% have never written a thank you letter. I recently attended an excellent breakfast presentation with Peter Longhurst. He has written a book called “A simple thank you”. The whole book is about the

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How Do You Choose Between Two Candidates?

How do you choose between two excellent candidates? Much has been written about this topic – it’s a more common situation than you might think. And there are loads of ideas for how to go about it: Toss a Coin? – Believe me, I’ve seen it. There’s the Second Interview – “They can’t both be perfect every time? Can they?” Or the ‘Fit’ Debate – “Come on Team, who’d you

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