- Watching #Countryfile on Isles of Scilly. Wonderful place. Contains Britain's most southerly pub too. 4 hours ago
- @Stellabranch You should. Wonderful place. 4 hours ago
- @CCAssoc1 @NigelBakhai Ah. Wasn't aware nominations still open. 5 hours ago
- Thoughtful piece from @DanHannanMEP about visiting the grave of his great uncle who died at the Somme. blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhan… 5 hours ago
- @NigelBakhai Is there a;published list of election candidates? I can't find anything on the Ealing website. 5 hours ago
- RT @LS__chris: @FlipChartRick yep http://t.co/I1awiGdyd6 5 hours ago
- @leftoutside No. Should I? Good map here: filipspagnoli.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/hum… 7 hours ago
- @leftoutside Stalin drew borders then moved people to fit them. 7 hours ago
- RT @DMReporter: NO QUESTIONS ASKED: Jewish socialist gives free food to 5,000 - without even checking if they’re poor. 7 hours ago
- @MWStory Ah, you've been to Bedfordshire then.... 7 hours ago
- RT @TomChivers: A thoughtful, balanced piece on the reality of foodbanks in the FT blogs.ft.com/off-message/20… apologies: can't remember who twe… 8 hours ago
- RT @businessinsider: CHART: There's a shocking connection between eating more chocolate and winning the Nobel Prize read.bi/1i04dhq … 8 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: October 2009
I have long believed that sexual relationships between work colleagues are best avoided. The unholy mess at Aviva, gleefully reported at HR With Balls, only reinforces my view.
This is one of the best things I have ever seen on YouTube. They’re called Lulu and the Lampshades and, as far as I can tell, they are from London. They are playing at the ICA in London on 6 November, … Continue reading
There are a number of golden rules to follow when preparing for difficult meetings. If you are going to say something which will make you really unpopular, make sure you are prepared, know all your facts and can reel them … Continue reading
It’s almost six months since the Treasury’s Operational Efficiency Programme published its recommendations. At the time, I was doubtful about the extent to which public sector organisations would be willing to cut costs by sharing back office functions but there have been some … Continue reading
A few years ago I was doing some coaching on performance management for chief executives of NHS trusts. When I put the question ‘Who is your boss?’ to the group it provoked a long discussion. The CEOs were unsure whether their … Continue reading
‘Household economics’ is a term I’ve heard used a few times recently in the debate over government debt and public spending. It’s usually used by those who argue that government debt isn’t as big a deal as some are making … Continue reading
One of the tricks of being a successful journalist is being able to write confidently and with the impression of authority on subjects about which you know next to nothing. Sathnam Sanghera admits that he has never dealt with anyone in … Continue reading
According to the Daily Mail: Huge swathes of the Civil Service would be privatised under radical plans being considered inside the Treasury. Administrative functions across Whitehall, such as pay and human resources, would be hived off into new ‘public service … Continue reading
Explaining his decision to force Haringey council’s summary dismissal of Sharon Shoesmith, Ed Balls said: I had to make a grand gesture to appease a rabid tabloid campaign. Faced with the same circumstances, I would take the same decisions again. Well, … Continue reading