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UK hi-fi specialist Audio Partnership piggybacks China tech revolution

“These big companies are already looking at networking houses and networking appliances. They are working with new technology. Their background may be in refrigeration, but they are already doing TVs, traffic control, smart homes. The speed they can develop at is astounding,” he says.

“They have access to an enormous number of high-quality graduates. Even the very small manufacturer I met had taken on five post-graduate designers and he told me he was looking for something for them to do. I would struggle to do that, both with the cost and with actually finding and recruiting the available talent I need in London” he adds.

"Mr Hitler is building an amazing amount of tanks, aircraft and shells. Never mind, I'm sure it wont effect us on our little island" said Neville Chamberlain looking blankly.

I want to get Britainnia by the scruff of the neck and give her an almighty slap.

WAKE UP!!!!

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UK hi-fi specialist Audio Partnership piggybacks China tech revolution

"These big companies are already looking at networking houses and networking appliances. They are working with new technology. Their background may be in refrigeration, but they are already doing TVs, traffic control, smart homes. The speed they can develop at is astounding," he says.

"They have access to an enormous number of high-quality graduates. Even the very small manufacturer I met had taken on five post-graduate designers and he told me he was looking for something for them to do. I would struggle to do that, both with the cost and with actually finding and recruiting the available talent I need in London" he adds.

"Mr Hitler is building an amazing amount of tanks, aircraft and shells. Never mind, I'm sure it wont effect us on our little island" said Neville Chamberlain looking blankly.

I want to get Britainnia by the scruff of the neck and give her an almighty slap.

WAKE UP!!!!

Good quality British made Hifi: Linn, Naim, Michell, Sugden Audio, Rega. They haven't been chasing the dragon, shame on those UK manufacturers that have.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/7956963/UK-hi-fi-specialist-Audio-Partnership-piggybacks-China-tech-revolution.html

UK hi-fi specialist Audio Partnership piggybacks China tech revolution

“These big companies are already looking at networking houses and networking appliances. They are working with new technology. Their background may be in refrigeration, but they are already doing TVs, traffic control, smart homes. The speed they can develop at is astounding,” he says.

“They have access to an enormous number of high-quality graduates. Even the very small manufacturer I met had taken on five post-graduate designers and he told me he was looking for something for them to do. I would struggle to do that, both with the cost and with actually finding and recruiting the available talent I need in London” he adds.

"Mr Hitler is building an amazing amount of tanks, aircraft and shells. Never mind, I'm sure it wont effect us on our little island" said Neville Chamberlain looking blankly.

I want to get Britainnia by the scruff of the neck and give her an almighty slap.

WAKE UP!!!!

I for one, cannot wait until my refrigerator can talk to my TV and my TV to the vacuum cleaner. I'm so excited.

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Could be that the Chinese recruit graduates without requiring them to have a years experience.

At every level of recruitment it is British employers aversion to providing training or even induction which is shooting our business in the foot.

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Good quality British made Hifi: Linn, Naim, Michell, Sugden Audio, Rega. They haven't been chasing the dragon, shame on those UK manufacturers that have.

wharfedale moved offshore?

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Could be that the Chinese recruit graduates without requiring them to have a years experience.

At every level of recruitment it is British employers aversion to providing training or even induction which is shooting our business in the foot.

Absolutely right.

In my industry (IT) companies, including those I have worked for, are spending YEARS looking for the 'right' candidate whilst complaining about skills shortages. Any one of the hundreds of applicants could have done the job given a little help and training.

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Absolutely right.

In my industry (IT) companies, including those I have worked for, are spending YEARS looking for the 'right' candidate whilst complaining about skills shortages. Any one of the hundreds of applicants could have done the job given a little help and training.

They would prefer not to spend money bespoke training, rather poach from elsewhere, ready, willing and very able. ;)

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They would prefer not to spend money bespoke training, rather poach from elsewhere, ready, willing and very able. ;)

Well of course they would.

But that still makes it stupid to spend longer looking for the right person than it would to train someone.

I recently applied for a (freelance) post where I was ideal for the role except that I didn't have knowledge of the "documentation" standards used within the particular industry. The estimated time to get up to speed on these was 2-3 weeks.

I even volunteered to do this learning period for free. But it was still a no.

12 weeks later they were still looking.

tim

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I for one, cannot wait until my refrigerator can talk to my TV and my TV to the vacuum cleaner. I'm so excited.

Hopefully they'll have had camera's fitted so they can tell the hoover that the house needs cleaning. Although idle gossip about the house members won't be tolerated.

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Well of course they would.

But that still makes it stupid to spend longer looking for the right person than it would to train someone.

I recently applied for a (freelance) post where I was ideal for the role except that I didn't have knowledge of the "documentation" standards used within the particular industry. The estimated time to get up to speed on these was 2-3 weeks.

I even volunteered to do this learning period for free. But it was still a no.

12 weeks later they were still looking.

tim

I've run into versions of that so many times. It is generally a sign of a HR department that has grown too big for its britches, and stooooopid to boot. Those HR bimbos whole raison d'etre is a perceived difficulty in finding the right people, so of course it is in their interest (though not the company's) to make new employee search and selection as difficult as possible.

What is really bad is when, even when you manage to break through to a real manager, you find that said manager has been infected with the HR mindset. There are way too many companies these days filled with bureaucrats, rather than business people.

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I've run into versions of that so many times. It is generally a sign of a HR department that has grown too big for its britches, and stooooopid to boot. Those HR bimbos whole raison d'etre is a perceived difficulty in finding the right people, so of course it is in their interest (though not the company's) to make new employee search and selection as difficult as possible.

What is really bad is when, even when you manage to break through to a real manager, you find that said manager has been infected with the HR mindset. There are way too many companies these days filled with bureaucrats, rather than business people.

Oh, I think you'll find HR does what it's told to do by top management. By and large, companies in the UK don't want to pay for training - they want to employ staff/contractors who are already trained, because it costs less. Some will train if they absolutely have to, but almost all prefer any other method - such as exporting jobs or importing staff.

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Hopefully they'll have had camera's fitted so they can tell the hoover that the house needs cleaning. Although idle gossip about the house members won't be tolerated.

Reminds me of that graphic novel story about a smart house full of domestic robots who look after the human owner's every need. The story follows the robots getting the man up in a morning, running a bath, cooking him breakfast, dressing him etc while making friendly comments about him losing weight after cutting down on his meals, his clothes being clean and tidy.

It's only in the final frame where you see their human owner has been dead for twenty years.

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i picked up a pack of fishermans friend today , apparently they make them in malaysia now?

these ones were the blackcurrant flavour and in a resealable plastic pack not the usual paper pack

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I'm waiting for the moment the penny drops with corporations and retailers. No one buying stuff as all their jobs have been outsourced. Of course if the Chinese want to provide us with unlimited cheap credit (which we don't have to repay) to buy all their tat, then I am sure everything will be fine. I'm wondering if changes in company law are required, with regard to maximising returns for shareholders. Quite clearly the likes of Henry Ford (today) would be removed from the board for even considering that his own workers should be able to buy the firms products. But this is the problem with "City driven" business. Its all short term deals, get in, make your pile and get out, and to hell with the long term consequences.

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Quite clearly the likes of Henry Ford (today) would be removed from the board for even considering that his own workers should be able to buy the firms products.

Sigh. Ford did no such thing; he paid high wages because employee turnover was seriously impacting his profits and the higher wages got him more productive workers who stayed longer.

How many more times will people spout this nonsense?

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Sigh. Ford did no such thing; he paid high wages because employee turnover was seriously impacting his profits and the higher wages got him more productive workers who stayed longer.

How many more times will people spout this nonsense?

But it does still work though doesn't it? If wages are higher then you can have some internal consumption.

In China today wages are low and if exports fall off a cliff the domestic consumer in China can barely absorb the slack.

But if everybody is unemployed in the UK then who will have money to buy stuff?

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After NuLabour had destroyed the UK manufacturing industry, the Chinese bought up all the redundant machine tools for pennies, shipped them to China and manned them with cheap labour. When they ran out of them, they made copies and kept on expanding. Easy when you have an endless supply of cheap labour.

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