- @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov Doubt it, given the demand for London property. 8 hours ago
- @johnb78 Now that's really silly. For a start, where would you draw the boundary? @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov 8 hours ago
- @johnb78 @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov More here: flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/tim… 8 hours ago
- @AdamBienkov Because it would relocate power and state spending to another part of the country. 9 hours ago
- Moving the government from London would be "one of the most democratic reforms in British history" says John Harris. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…" 9 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: NEW SURVEY 450,000 newly self-employed workers would rather be employees - though clear majority are content. http://t.c… 9 hours ago
- Good piece in @SocietyGuardian on the Crossrail apprentice scheme: gu.com/p/3zcdy/tw Kudos to @robjones_tring and colleagues. 9 hours ago
- RT @BillRegenda: Self-Employment – Entrepreneurial Dawn Or The End Of Secure Jobs? theworkfoundation.com/blog/1800/Self… 18 hours ago
- RT @SFSG2011: Should we be concerned about the rise in self-employment? fb.me/3e9FUgx6F 18 hours ago
- RT @TheBusyFool: Work Foundation: Self-Employment – Entrepreneurial Dawn Or The End Of Secure Jobs? ow.ly/2FHe8H 18 hours ago
- @TickyW Oh come on! Permanent contract gives much more protection than casual or contract labour. 19 hours ago
- NHS facing financial crisis: ind.pn/QmL4vc Is this news to anyone? 19 hours 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: September 2008
I missed this piece from John Kay, a former director of the Halifax, in the FT last week. He traces the disintegration of the demutulaised building societies, the last of which disappeared yesterday, to the deregulation of the1980s. The business I … Continue reading
The Government Equalities Office has launched its Post Your Pay Gap initiative. The idea is that companies use the online system to calculate the gap in pay between men and women then post it on the web-site. It’s a bit like a … Continue reading
Up until the past few weeks, conventional wisdom has held that financial institutions gravitate to those areas where regulation is lightest and that any attempt to impose tighter controls risks a mass exodus of these firms to a city with … Continue reading
Sorry folks, I’ve been on an NLP course these past few days hence the lack of posts. And once I have completed the course, I will be able to lie to you and you will be none the wiser. Only joking! … Continue reading
Carl Mortishead, writing in today’s Times, blames the working-class rather than the City bankers for the current financial crisis. No, really, he’s serious: This is not a tale of City greed v the downtrodden working man. It is the triumph … Continue reading
Hooray, today has been the busiest day ever on Flip Chart Fairy Tales and I haven’t even posted anything. Thanks to Personnel Today, Chris Dillow and the Bloghounds crew for all the recent links and to everyone who has commented. Keep it … Continue reading
This story from the Evil HR Lady reminded me of my time as a line HR manager. This week, I had an employee come to me and complain about other employees not washing their hands after using the bathroom. They wanted me … Continue reading
A local paper reports that the London Borough of Harrow wants to recruit some of the 4,000 Lehman’s employees laid off last week. I’m not sure how well this would work. I have, perhaps, a rare CV in that I have worked … Continue reading
Heard yesterday at Canary Wharf: What’s the difference between a Lehman’s trader and a pigeon? A pigeon can still leave a deposit on a Ferrari.