- @VeryBritishDude What are you on about? Companies share data and shaft people without them knowing it. That's it! 3 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Tell it to these folk. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00… 3 hours ago
- RT @chrisdaleoxford: Good luck to whoever buys #HMRC data. There's at least two of me in there despite my best efforts to make them remove … 3 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude We've no idea what companies do with data. You could be on a blacklist, have credit denied, insurance premiums hiked.. 3 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude They both need to be. Companies are just as much a threat to privacy as government. 4 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude I'm sceptical about whether the data can be truly anonymised. 4 hours ago
- Brilliant piece. We may moan about the UK but compared to much of the world, it's a good place to be. theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 4 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude You don't need to be Labour to be suspicious of what companies might do with data. 4 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude You have no arguments so you resort to abuse. Again. 6 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Why should it? You are not doing a great job of selling this to me. 6 hours ago
- New TV adaptation of Jamaica Inn starts on Monday. Predict crap Cornish accents. 6 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Maybe it will but why does it need to be flogged off to do so? 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: June 2007
By the time we go back to work on Monday, the smoking ban will be in force. I would be willing to bet that many employers are still totally unprepared for it. A lot people just haven’t thought it through. For example, do lorries, … Continue reading
The Times had a whole section on Talent Management yesterday (H/T: Stumbling and Mumbling). There’s some interesting stuff in there but this piece on managing teams caught my eye. Its basic message is that to manage your team members effectively, … Continue reading
I heard this term yesterday and it made me laugh out loud. Lemon-Dropping is the opposite of Cherry-Picking. It usually takes place when an organisation is outsourcing some of its processes to another provider, or where one provider is taking … Continue reading
The Public Accounts Committee has released its report on the public sector’s use of consultants. It gives a figure of £2.8 billion for the total spending in 2005-06. That includes central government, the NHS and local authorities. Here are some of the … Continue reading
The Observer’s Nick Cohen has been having a go at management consultants again. He is particularly resentful about what he describes as their plundering of the public sector, claiming that government spending on management consultants is now running at around £2 billion a year. … Continue reading
…well, booted off the Apprentice and fired from her day job, anyway. Katie Hopkins has been given the push from her job at the Met Office, for failing her probationary period. Her former employer has also denied that she was earning … Continue reading
I’m sure David Greer of Royal Dutch Shell is paid a lot of money for what he does but I can’t help feeling just a bit sorry for him. After his crass e-mail to his team was circulated on the internet, it … Continue reading
The new London 2012 Olympics logo is already almost unanimously hated. People just don’t get it. OK, so the logo has to look fresh and leading edge in five years time. Sure, design should challenge assumptions and get people thinking. … Continue reading