The revolving door of recidivism, which sees almost half of those released from prison reoffending within 12 months, is an expense society can little afford and any attempt to address the crisis should be welcomed.
For us, this culture change programme is not a passing fad, nor is it the pet project of a few people at the top: it has affected every single Grey London employee. I can't speak for everyone, but I know that most never want to work in any other way again, wherever their careers take them. It's that simple and that powerful.
Back in the 70s, when I was looking for my first job in the law, it was hard to be taken seriously as a woman lawyer. It was commonplace for women candidates to be told, "we don't take women" or "we've already got a woman", comments that would be unthinkable - and unlawful - today.
Good news for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); a government initiative to introduce more business mentor volunteers
When you start out you don't know about training or how to get publicity for your company, or how to infiltrate business networks. Because I know what it's like to be in that position, I can guide others who are now where I was when I first took the plunge.
The key mistake start-up businesses make is underestimating how long it takes for customers to pay them, according to serial
The looming economic climate has often cast shadows over the prospects for the UK in terms of foreign trade and investments. Yet despite this uncertainty, I feel prouder being British today than I have ever done.
How can young people be real world literate and know what career they want if all they've ever known is the class room? Often they've never had contact with any industry professionals or set foot in an office, workshop or business environment.
Having just been at the national opening ceremony of the Teach First Summer Institute 2012, I have been considering the fate of all 997 of those smiling, fresh-faced new teachers. They are about to embark on one of the hardest journeys a young professional can experience; they are about to start teaching in tough, inner-city schools.
At its launch last July, Boris Johnson claimed that his flagship mentoring programme meant more to him "than anything else we do in City Hall." Boris' relentless enthusiasm for the project is puzzling in the context of a GLA report in March, which concluded that the mentoring programme had "not met its delivery targets".