Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Bloody Apprentice

This is funny. Well it made me laugh anyway. Cassette Boy produced this spoof of The Apprentice by splicing together clips from 43 episodes. Listen through headphones if you’re at work! Hat Tip: Guru

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HR Transformation: It’s the Business Partners, stupid!

The Economist has just posted an article on HR Transformation. It begins: Human resources transformation refers to the massive restructuring of corporate human resources (HR) departments that took place in the decade or so after 1995. Before that, the staff … Continue reading

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It’s politics not economics that threatens our AAA rating

The announcement by Standard and Poors that it might, in four years or so, downgrade the UK’s credit rating from AAA to AA, has brought forth predictable hysteria from the usual suspects. But this doesn’t mean that the UK is currently in a … Continue reading

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Vince Cable would be wasted as Speaker

I’m dismayed by the number of political mavericks being talked up in the media as possible replacements for Michael Martin when he steps down as Speaker of the House of Commons next month. The Speaker’s job is absolutely not one for a … Continue reading

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HR war stories

It probably sounds perverse, but one of the things I like about talking to HR people who have been around the block a few times is their war stories. This is a classic: Advised by a manager of an incident, I … Continue reading

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Devolution and the NHS

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been asked to help out with a major re-organisation which will probably take up a lot of my time over the next few months. Posting may therefore be a bit … Continue reading

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The gender pay gap – an American perspective

Thanks to the folks at Compensation Cafe for their Friday Special link to my post on the gender pay gap. Compensation Cafe, as the name suggests, is a group blog focused on remuneration. What’s the collective noun for a bunch of Comp … Continue reading

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