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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