- RT @WhitefordPeter: Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality? - Washington Post (blog) | @scoopit sco.lt/9Egp5l 1 hour ago
- @lordbonkers There was a whole series of these. 1 hour ago
- @lordbonkers Lost tribes of Leicestershire.... leicestermercury.co.uk/Lost-Tribes-Le… 1 hour ago
- Moses died before they reached the promised land. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1… So who's Joshua? Boris? 2 hours ago
- This is the stupidest story of the week. No month. No year... dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1… 2 hours ago
- Lundy Bay to Polzeath, via The Rumps and Pentire Head. One of the best walks in Britain. 5 hours ago
- Self-employed: 14% of employed workforce, 19% of tax credit claimants. http://t.co/61judEG5lp Who'd a guessed? Via @StrongerInNos 15 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… 15 hours ago
- RT @LSEEuroppblog: EU economic governance is blurring the boundaries between EU competences and domestic sovereignty bit.ly/1nlKKcv 15 hours ago
- RT @Oleuanna: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ http://t.co/Gq97V9guI1 15 hours ago
- @jdportes Given the age of their readers, it's odd that they are complaining about paying tax to fund pensions. 17 hours 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: November 2007
Someone else has noticed that Conservative MP John Redwood wants to repeal the Data Protection Act. The Tories will keep quiet about that in the light of recent events. I’m surprised no-one in the Labour Party has thought to throw this piece of mud across … Continue reading
“If people had stuck to the procedures, this would never have happened.” How many times have you heard a senior manager say that? This was, more or less, what Alistair Darling said in his statement to the House of Commons yesterday, … Continue reading
I’ve just come across this guide to office politics on Australian blog “All men are lairs”. Here are a few extracts: Rule 1: There is ALWAYS office politics. There is nothing more naive than a perky friend starting a fresh gig … Continue reading
My post about Gordon Brown’s proposed core values statement inspired Jesse Walker of Reason Online to re-write John of Gaunt’s speech from Richard II in corporate speak: This Proactive Plot, This Synergistic Earth, This High-Impact Realm, This England. You may … Continue reading
Here’s another one of those I-wish-I’d-said-that quotes: There is a dogshit attached to the shoe of NLP….. Hat Tip – Guru
Yesterday on Radio 4 I heard someone say that Gordon Brown wants Britain to have a national motto and a statement of core values. With a sinking heart, I did a quick search and discovered that the government has quietly … Continue reading
My friend Rob Briner has a piece in the latest issue of People Management on evidence-based management. Rob has been writing on this subject for some time and his assertion is that much of what passes for people management in British … Continue reading
A YouGov study for Investors in People published this week showed that fewer than 30% of those surveyed had complete trust their bosses. 78% believed that their bosses had let them down in the past and 55% said that their managers had shared confidential information … Continue reading
More evidence of the general malaise in the HR function was published this week. Recruitment specialists hy-phen surveyed 168 HR Directors at their conference in Harrogate. Most felt that they were struggling to achieve adequate standards of delivery in core HR functions. The … Continue reading
Ah, so that’s what I’ve got; a Liquid Grain Storage Facility!