Monthly Archives: July 2008

HR Carnival and blog networking

Apologies for the lack of posts here. People keep asking me to do stuff. So much for the long dossy summer I was planning. Anyway, I should draw your attention to the HR Carnival over at the HR Capitalist’s blog. For those … Continue reading

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Award season

Blimey, is it that time of year again already? That’s come round quickly. Where have the last twelve months gone, eh? Update: This is funny. Well, it made me laugh anyway.

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Another rights-based row

Ha ha! Another one of these. This time in the police force, of all places. Told ya, told ya! OK, I know it’s childish to jump up and down and say ‘I told you so’ but, remember folks, you read … Continue reading

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The Velvet Rut

Here’s another of those says-it-in-a-nutshell tags to go alongside Toxic Talent, Lemon Dropping and Marmite Employees. The Velvet Rut is a term I heard last week from my old mate Steve Preston who, being a career coach, meets quite a lot … Continue reading

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A student’s HR moan

This gave me a wee smile. James G, who blogs at Whatsthatsmell, is presumably doing a management qualification: There is so much to say but so much to do.  One of the main issues for my non-blogging is that I have … Continue reading

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Friday Joke

I nicked this from Donal Blaney’s blog. A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, ‘I’ll give … Continue reading

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Do firms really want spiky people?

Stefan Stern sums up the attitude of most companies to employees who are a bit off-the-wall in his FT piece, “Give us mavericks - just don’t let them run anything“. Time was when employers used to say they wanted people with ‘balanced profiles’. … Continue reading

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Ladele judgement flawed say lawyers

A couple of employment law bloggers have written about the case of Lillian Ladele, the registrar who won her case religious discrimination claim against Islington council (see previous post). Both reckon the tribunal judgement was flawed. Carl Gardner, a barrister and former government … Continue reading

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Registrar wins religious discrimination case

It always sounds terribly smug to say ‘I told you so’ but I just can’t resist it. Last October I predicted that there would be conflicts between competing rights in the workplace. Already, we have seen trouble between different religions in the … Continue reading

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Evolution and natural selection in the corporate world

At the risk of sounding as if I’m obsessed, I’m taking issue with another of Chris Dillow’s posts. Johann Hari describes the theory (fact) of evolution through natural selection as “the greatest insight of any human being so far.“ This sort of … Continue reading

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