- Watching #Countryfile on Isles of Scilly. Wonderful place. Contains Britain's most southerly pub too. 2 hours ago
- @Stellabranch You should. Wonderful place. 2 hours ago
- @CCAssoc1 @NigelBakhai Ah. Wasn't aware nominations still open. 3 hours ago
- Thoughtful piece from @DanHannanMEP about visiting the grave of his great uncle who died at the Somme. blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhan… 3 hours ago
- @NigelBakhai Is there a;published list of election candidates? I can't find anything on the Ealing website. 3 hours ago
- RT @LS__chris: @FlipChartRick yep http://t.co/I1awiGdyd6 3 hours ago
- @leftoutside No. Should I? Good map here: filipspagnoli.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/hum… 5 hours ago
- @leftoutside Stalin drew borders then moved people to fit them. 5 hours ago
- RT @DMReporter: NO QUESTIONS ASKED: Jewish socialist gives free food to 5,000 - without even checking if they’re poor. 5 hours ago
- @MWStory Ah, you've been to Bedfordshire then.... 5 hours ago
- RT @TomChivers: A thoughtful, balanced piece on the reality of foodbanks in the FT blogs.ft.com/off-message/20… apologies: can't remember who twe… 5 hours ago
- RT @businessinsider: CHART: There's a shocking connection between eating more chocolate and winning the Nobel Prize read.bi/1i04dhq … 6 hours ago
- Comparative recovery
- The social media pillory
- More freelancers than public employees: Is that really a Good Thing?
- Waiting in vain for the rebound
- Is the state shrinking?
- The working poor and the welfare cap
- Public finances: The picture is largely unchanged
- Is wealth inequality just getting back to normal?
- Bob Crow
- What happens when the pensions run out?
- Work in 2030: Even more precarious than it is now
- The 4G workplace
Monthly Archives: May 2007
Here is the Milton Friedman Choir telling us that companies have no social duty. So much for corporate social responsibility, eh?
I’m never sure how much of The Apprentice is contrived. It’s probably not scripted but I doubt whether it is as spontaneous as it seems when the programme is shown. When the candidates arrive for the final dressing down from Alan Sugar, not knowing who … Continue reading
If you’ve got a Smartphone or pocket PC, here’s a piece of advice. Don’t play Bubble Breaker. It’s addictive. The firm that makes it has a warning on its website telling you not to play it if you have deadlines to meet. When … Continue reading
Recruitment firms sometimes massage the truth a bit when they write job ads. This one for a Commercial Temps Consultant says of the hiring company: ……they provide a supportive, encouraging environment, no office politics and a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Bullsheeeeit! There are always … Continue reading
Here’s a film that looks like a must for anyone interested in the twists and turns of corporate life. The Boss of It All is about the owner of an IT company who pretends that he is not really the boss … Continue reading
Yesterday evening, I went to a talk given by an employment lawyer. He can be no more certain of the future than any of us but he was prepared to speculate on the sort of cases which might come up over the next couple of … Continue reading
Another Personnel Today survey, this time about how acceptable it is to make fun of how people look. Ginger-haired people have it worst. 81% thought it was OK to take the piss out of redheads. Blonde hair, regional accents and baldness … Continue reading
The unnamed writer in this week’s Personnel Today rant column complains that Human Resource managers are not a very diverse bunch. He (or she) says: The majority of HR professionals are white, middle class, middle-aged, Daily Mail-reading women. Anyone who … Continue reading
Chris Dillow at Stumbling and Mumbling thinks that, instead of reinforcing and perpetuating hierarchy through selective education, we should concentrate on breaking hierarchies down. Part of his argument (I think) is that hierarchies are unmanageable and in any case, even the … Continue reading