- RT @WhitefordPeter: Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality? - Washington Post (blog) | @scoopit sco.lt/9Egp5l 9 hours ago
- @lordbonkers There was a whole series of these. 9 hours ago
- @lordbonkers Lost tribes of Leicestershire.... leicestermercury.co.uk/Lost-Tribes-Le… 9 hours ago
- Moses died before they reached the promised land. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1… So who's Joshua? Boris? 9 hours ago
- This is the stupidest story of the week. No month. No year... dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1… 10 hours ago
- Lundy Bay to Polzeath, via The Rumps and Pentire Head. One of the best walks in Britain. 13 hours ago
- Self-employed: 14% of employed workforce, 19% of tax credit claimants. http://t.co/61judEG5lp Who'd a guessed? Via @StrongerInNos 23 hours ago
- RT @johnb78: It's not a "paradox" that coal is booming in Germany - it is a direct consequence of ignorant anti-nuclear scumbags http://t.c… 23 hours ago
- RT @LSEEuroppblog: EU economic governance is blurring the boundaries between EU competences and domestic sovereignty bit.ly/1nlKKcv 23 hours ago
- RT @Oleuanna: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ http://t.co/Gq97V9guI1 23 hours ago
- @jdportes Given the age of their readers, it's odd that they are complaining about paying tax to fund pensions. 1 day ago
- RT @Gilesyb: The fast rise in low paid self employment is surely a sign of significant economic slack economist.com/news/finance-a… 1 day 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: October 2007
Many years ago, at the tail end of the Thatcher era, I did a CIPD qualification. On the syllabus was Harry Braverman’s Labor and Monopoly Capital. It was considered, at the time, to be the seminal Marxist work on the labour process and the … Continue reading
I’m often impressed by the ability of women to run for trains and buses while wearing high heels. This, however, is just plain bloody stupid.
There is a blogger tradition that Friday is Official Cat Blogging Day. That’s why I have posted this video which, if you’ve ever lived with a cat, will make you laugh. Our cat even sleeps in the same spot on the … Continue reading
Associated Newspapers, owners of the Daily Mail and Evening Standard, have threatened recruitment blogger Peter Gold with legal action. It appears that Peter dissed The Appointment, their retail recruitment magazine, and so Associated have sent the boys round. Well, they’ve written Peter … Continue reading
This is an odd thing to hear from a Tory shadow minister. Theresa May has said that employers who are found guilty of pay discrimination should be forced to conduct an equal pay audit. For those unfamiliar with this process, it … Continue reading
Oh dear! The Corporate Whore is trying to pull one of the HR people at his firm. He’s planning to make his move at a pre-Christmas drinking bout. I just know it will end in tears. Possibly even P45s. These things always do.
Here’s an update on that story from Norway. Karita Bekkemellem, the minister who threatened to close firms down for not complying with the gender quota, has been sacked. Whether her successor will continue with the policy to be seen. As soon as … Continue reading
If you are thinking of saving on your wage bill by employing stupid, gullible people, think again. It could end up costing you several million. HR Wench has a handy quiz to help you screen such people out of your organisation.
We don’t do embarrassing-bosses-at-conferences anywhere near as well as they do them in the USA. This looks rather endearing when compared to real toe-curling stuff like this: …..or this. If anyone else knows of any company-song, away-day humiliation, or bosses-who-should-know-better videos, point me to them. … Continue reading