I have found, and I am sure you will all agree, that any sort of development work requires a high level of creativity, being able to look at something from multiple viewpoints and having the ability to adapt. These are all skills that are transferrable to anything in life, whether that is your professional life, your personal life or that part of your life that houses your creative passions. We need to use these creative passions as a time simply for ourselves, to recharge and to re-invent...Read more
Retention Disposal Schedules
One of the more interesting tasks to perform for any organisation is the creation of a retention disposal schedule. Interesting, you ask? Sounds kinda boring, right? Whilst I must confess to being completely unaware of these sorts of documents and I was a little fuzzy on how long we keep documents, I found it to be a really interesting exercise to actually produce an organisation wide document that covered academic, medico-legal death investigation, patient information and administrative...Read more
I am quickly discovering that managing records is absolutely not the same as records management. It is astonishing to me, and probably to you, the number of records that any one person can create in their day to day activities is staggering.
• What do we do with all these records?
• Where do we store them?
• How long do we need to store them?
• Do they require any special security?
• Is this document required for evidentiary purposes?
• Does it involve a business decision and will be...
Did you know that when you send your resume to apply for a job that you have around seven seconds to grab the person looking at your resume, seven seconds to sell your brand and to be put on the "possibility" pile, seven seconds to make a statement that says "I'm the one you are looking for"? It became increasingly clear, during my recent job hunting exercise, that my resume was definitely not making any kind of impression at all and that needed to change, I am sure I am not the only one. I...Read more
I was invited in for an interview for a Senior Records Management Officer thinking that this is exactly what I had been doing for the last 10 years, so I was a shoe in. Just to be certain, though, I decided to put to use some of the ideas and skills I learned at Right Management, so I researched the organisation that was going to interview me and I was amazed at the breadth of service they offered the community both locally and internationally. I researched the different facets of their role...Read more