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Craig Cockburn
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IT Programme Manager, Edinburgh
IT Programme Manager, Edinburgh

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Please allow me to tell it to stop reading emails. Reading the first 10 seconds is usually enough.

Also, do not read disclaimers. I have no interest in hearing these when I'm driving. Please stop reading when you encounter "disclaimer" or "-- " (the standard signature separator)

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Thoughts on the Scaled Agiled Framework 4.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiiwGYEkPR4

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"SCOTTISH firms are facing a skills shortage and more than two thirds expect to struggle to fill highly skilled roles".

Then pay more. People running businesses must know about how markets work and that paying more helps to attract staff.

When I moved from London to Scotland, contract rates dropped around 10-20% but salaried wages for the same work dropped about 40-50%. Some Scottish wages have hardly moved in 10 years and they still think they can attract people?

What we're talking about here in the words of the article are "highly skilled roles". Presumably these are similar to the highly skilled roles that justify high wages in London otherwise people will work elsewhere? So why doesn't the free market wage argument seem to apply in Scotland?

In London, you pay high wages to get the staff and despite the high wages and astronomic rental costs, companies still make money. In Scotland, the cost of office accommodation is much less so there should be more money available to pay market rate wages - or more if you are particularly keen to get staff. So why not? If you want good people then you have to pay good rates. That's how it works. If there's a shortage, then the employers have themselves to blame in part.

Craig

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Final project submission. This is based on experiences I have had with government, Gov.UK, HMRC and the DWP and a personal desire to see flexible working become the default rather than the exception for the sake of family life, the environment, helping people to be productive and happy and ensuring that money is not wasted on needless transport infrastructure in over congested cities.

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The Government Digital Service had a reboot - 10 top tips to take it even further
The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) has had a reboot  . However will it be value for money and deliver its objectives? Will the Budget 2016 changes be implemented efficiently and effectively? About the author Craig Cockburn has worked across the public ...

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I'm immediately available to start my next opportunity in an agile leadership role or non exec director. Full profile at http://www.craigcockburn.com

I also write about recruitment issues, please visit my published articles on LinkedIn






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Search 3.0, transformative big data and the road ahead
Introduction You may be wondering the significance of the three Scottish flags in the image. I took this picture a few weeks ago. I'm in Edinburgh, there's 3 flags and this article is about Search 3.0 and preferably I'd like Silicon Glen (the Scottish IT se...
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