Posted by: Witch Doctor | September 26, 2007

More about the skills escalator

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PIGS WITH BROOMSTICKS

The Witch Doctor has just discovered this little gem in the DOH Website.

The Skills Escalator operates at all levels of the workforce, thus offering the powerful recruitment message of endless opportunity. Its extreme expression is that in theory, staff can progress from cleaner or porter to consultant or chief executive. This can be illustrated by showing the various stages of development as basic categories…….”

“The Skills Escalator is also about attracting a wider range of people to work within the NHS by offering a variety of step-on and step-off points. Traditional entry points such as registered professional staff will continue but they will be complemented by other entry routes such as cadet schemes and role conversion, attracting people in other careers who are seeking new challenges and drawing people back into the labour market.”

So, try to recruit unskilled and semi-skilled workers in a highly competetive market of the future by suggesting to them the brave new NHS world really is their oyster.

The integration of medical staff within the common skills escalator.

Professionalism challenged by fistfuls of competencies.

Consultants and chief executives toppling off the Level 9 rung to make room for the cheaper unskilled “cadets” skipping up the escalator.

Cleaners can become consultants and porters can become chief executives.

DOH, this is not a fair bait to use to attract cleaners and porters.

And you know that!

It may well happen, of course.

Since pigs too, are now flying around on broomsticks among the witches.

Someone in the Department of Health, needs to go and buy a handbag!

INTRODUCTION TO THE SKILLS ESCALATOR

The Witch Doctor – Link to a random page

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LINK TO UK MISSING KIDS WEBSITE

LINK TO MISSING PERSONS WEBSITE

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Responses

  1. […] “The Skills Escalator operates at all levels of the workforce, thus offering the powerful recruitment message of endless opportunity. Its extreme expression is that in theory, staff can progress from cleaner or porter to consultant or chief executive.” […]

  2. […] PIGS WITH BROOMSTICKS […]

  3. […] Dumbing down in the NHS might seem a good idea to all of those involved in designing The Skills Escalator. […]


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