- Tony Blackburn cuts off Ian Dury to play Cilla Black. Sums up #TOTP in the 70s. 4 hours ago
- @AAEmmerson I've always imagined Fianna Fail to be run by blokes like Brian Quigley off BallyK. 9 hours ago
- @moorehn I'm wary of aquisitions in general: flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/llo… 16 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @TattooedHR Blog had its 2nd highest hit rate yesterday but not many comments. 16 hours ago
- My discovery on #WessexDay - Wikipedia has pages in Anglo-Saxon! ang.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englaland HT @holland_tom 16 hours ago
- Seems to be little relationship between blog hit rate and number of comments these days. 18 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @ladyloki Better UKIP win a small district council and mess it up before anyone elects them to anything important. 18 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @ladyloki That's what buggered the BNP. People elected them to the council and found they were completely clueless. 18 hours ago
- @path_dependent So they replace 'non-jobs' with self-employed non-businesses, supported by in-work benefits. Genius! :-) 18 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @ladyloki One of the defectors in Northamptonshire was in my year at school. 18 hours ago
- @oldshep Interesting. OECD says Canada one of the few countries with less employment protection than UK. Does your research bear that out? 19 hours ago
- RT @oldshep: Ten interesting facts about Canadian employment law (XpertHR - Employment Intelligence) xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employme… #hr #emplaw 19 hours ago
- What’s happened to the gender pay gap?
- Whatever the UK’s problems are, leaving the EU won’t solve them
- Sleepwalking into tomorrow’s state
- Fixing A&E
- How to reduce your gender pay gap
- Thatcherite zeal? Or just a re-enactment?
- Who lost the 20th century?
- Lambic and geuze – a success story with a sour taste!
- Shares For Rights – Government quietly revives one of its stupidest ideas
- Did the left win the 20th century?
- Did Thatcher break the trade unions?
- Workplace rights for druids and pagans – if you supported Eweida, this is what you asked for!
Monthly Archives: January 2008
Channel 4 Chairman Luke Johnson had a go at the HR function in yesterday’s FT. As well as repeating the usual gripes, he injected a whiff of conspiracy theory into his polemic. Of course, senior executives understand that HR is powerful … Continue reading
Here’s another one for my collection of useful tags. ‘Marmite’ is a term I heard a couple of days ago to describe a certain type of employee. Before I go any further, for the benefit of non-British readers, Marmite is a food spread … Continue reading
I wonder what would happen if Dr Paul Thomas (see previous post) were to suggest to managers at Societe Generale that they should get rid of hierarchy and empower their employees. I think they would probably kick him down the stairs. The £3.7 billion loss run up … Continue reading
A lot of business schools are still more ‘school’ than ‘business’. The University of Glamorgan’s Business School, it seems, is no exception, if the profile of Senior Lecturer Paul Thomas is anything to go by. It tells us all about his … Continue reading
The Guardian’s Lynsey Thomas wrote a piece on body language on Saturday. I started to notice the body language of the successful: the straight back, the easy manner in which they spout on about nothing in particular, all the while … Continue reading
I was sad to hear of the death of John Harvey-Jones last week. He was a great business leader, running ICI when it was still Britain’s biggest company, before Zeneca was sold off. He was also probably the first business guru in … Continue reading
Following a link from Ask a Manager, I discovered Frank Mulligan’s Talent in China blog. In his New Year post he gives some advice to non-Chinese managers who are working in China. As you might expect, cultural differences account for many of the potential … Continue reading
Here is an interesting suggestion. Professor Raghuram Rajan thinks that high performing investment managers should have part of their bonuses for successful years held back as insurance against their investments bombing in subsequent years. His argument is that a lot of people are rewarded for … Continue reading
It’s bonus time in the City again and former investment banker Andrew Clavell has written a couple of blog posts about the process. Unless you have worked in an investment bank, it is difficult to imagine the frenzied atmosphere as the annual bonus round … Continue reading
Well, everyone finally seems to be getting back to work this week. Some had an extended break and did not return to work until this Monday, others have been at their deaks since the 2nd of January but, because the office was half empty, didn’t actually … Continue reading