- @John_Ferrett @jmgreenprospect Difficult to know how much of this is due to crash in earnings or to rise in undeclared cash economy. 11 minutes ago
- Cornish recognised as a national minority: bit.ly/1lI81CW Not sure what this means. What will be different? HT @CornwallCouncil 1 hour ago
- RT @UkipBillboards: Looking for women's votes in Southampton #ukip http://t.co/zrlpPV8YXT 2 hours ago
- @thornyissues Surely not! If God is and Englishman and Jesus is his son.... 3 hours ago
- @SiobhanHRSheri What made you decide to do that? @Fash_Rev @PerryTimms 3 hours ago
- RT @BenChu_: Is this the death of the traditional employee? My Indy analysis of the self-employment surge: independent.co.uk/news/business/… 3 hours ago
- RT @LeighTurnerFCO: #Gallipoli - crowd gape at brilliant aerial display by #Turkish @soloturk F16 team. Awesome. http://t.co/c5HchQDV9e 4 hours ago
- New blog from @StrongerInNos strongerinnumbers.com First post on self-employment. More in the pipeline. 4 hours ago
- RT @EmpManPaul: @FlipChartRick Absolutely - hence the ''... You'd have to be deluded and/or IDS to interpret the minutes and the reality th… 4 hours ago
- "Benefit cuts creating generation of 'entrepreneurs', B of E suggests" fw.to/yZUIwwP No it didn't! HT @EmpManPaul 5 hours ago
- RT @MisanthropeGirl: For some reason I was attracting a lot of attention on my commute this morning... http://t.co/WsQKv7zPQT 5 hours ago
- RT @TheEconomist: 1 in 10 tourists now Chinese, figures reveal. Yet only 5% of China's population own passports econ.st/1lEzObY http… 5 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: April 2009
Rose Gibb, former Chief Executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, has lost her High Court battle for a £175,000 severance payment. Regardless of whether or not the Trust board were right dismiss Ms Gibb (and Dr Crippen has a different view from … Continue reading
The government published its long-awaited and heavily trailed Equality Bill yesterday. Employment lawyer Darren Newman confesses that he’s far more excited about this than an adult should be. He really does need to get out more. It was Darren who told me last … Continue reading
I wrote last year about the potential pitfalls that might await those banks that were hoping to pick up bargains on the cheap after their competitors had crashed. Most of the value of these acquisitions comes from the skills and connections of … Continue reading
Everyone and his dog is commenting on the budget this morning so, for the moment at least, I will restrict my thoughts to the area where I have some first hand experience; making efficiency improvements and cost savings in organisations. Alistair Darling’s … Continue reading
The equal pay cases are still coming thick and fast. In the last couple of weeks, Sunderland and Cumbria councils have found themselves facing huge bills to cover the successful legal claims brought by female workers. A case is due to be heard against Falkirk … Continue reading
For some time, I’ve been hearing anecdotal reports about the backlog in the employment tribunal system. Cases are, apparently, now taking several months to come to court. The statistics published last month by the Employment Tribunal Service offer some explanation. There was a 43% increase … Continue reading
At least, that’s the conclusion of a Cabinet Office report into social mobility and access to the professions. Networking and nepotism, it argues, has made the professions more socially exclusive then they were 20 years ago. The indignant response to these findings perhaps reflects … Continue reading
It’s a stereotype many HR people have worked hard to disprove over the years. Alas, Paula Jones went and reinforced it this evening. On the whole, she did well. Great product, good team spirit, good sales. Sirallan was clearly impressed and … Continue reading
I nicked this little cartoon from Charlie McMenamin. When I showed it to my wife, she said, “That’s you, that is!” I’ve no idea what she means.
Anthropology is an under-rated discipline when it comes to the study of business and organisations. Typically, MBAs and other business qualifications draw heavily from economics and psychology but most of the other behavioural sciences don’t get much of a look … Continue reading