- @AAEmmerson I've always imagined Fianna Fail to be run by blokes like Brian Quigley off BallyK. 3 hours ago
- @moorehn I'm wary of aquisitions in general: flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/llo… 9 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @TattooedHR Blog had its 2nd highest hit rate yesterday but not many comments. 9 hours ago
- My discovery on #WessexDay - Wikipedia has pages in Anglo-Saxon! ang.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englaland HT @holland_tom 9 hours ago
- Seems to be little relationship between blog hit rate and number of comments these days. 11 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @ladyloki Better UKIP win a small district council and mess it up before anyone elects them to anything important. 11 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @ladyloki That's what buggered the BNP. People elected them to the council and found they were completely clueless. 11 hours ago
- @path_dependent So they replace 'non-jobs' with self-employed non-businesses, supported by in-work benefits. Genius! :-) 12 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen @ladyloki One of the defectors in Northamptonshire was in my year at school. 12 hours ago
- @oldshep Interesting. OECD says Canada one of the few countries with less employment protection than UK. Does your research bear that out? 12 hours ago
- RT @oldshep: Ten interesting facts about Canadian employment law (XpertHR - Employment Intelligence) xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employme… #hr #emplaw 12 hours ago
- @ladyloki Yep. 12 hours ago
- What’s happened to the gender pay gap?
- Whatever the UK’s problems are, leaving the EU won’t solve them
- Sleepwalking into tomorrow’s state
- Fixing A&E
- How to reduce your gender pay gap
- Thatcherite zeal? Or just a re-enactment?
- Who lost the 20th century?
- Lambic and geuze – a success story with a sour taste!
- Shares For Rights – Government quietly revives one of its stupidest ideas
- Did the left win the 20th century?
- Did Thatcher break the trade unions?
- Workplace rights for druids and pagans – if you supported Eweida, this is what you asked for!
Monthly Archives: July 2010
Last week Kevin Ball mused on the future of graduate employment: One of the axioms of British thinking about its response to globalisation is that the knowledge economy is going to save us from the Brazilian/Russian/Indian/Chinese hoards who are going … Continue reading
There is already some animated discussion on Twitter about the end of the default retirement age. As Laurie Anstis says: I suppose technically the abolition of the default retirement age counts as de-regulation, but employers won’t see it that way. … Continue reading
The government’s proposed immigration cap, one of the Conservatives’ flagship policies, seems to be falling apart months before its implementation date. That it has caused tensions within the Coalition is not really surprising. What will most probably kill it, though, is the opposition from business. … Continue reading
Here’s a great counterblast from Kevin Ball in response to the know-nothings who keep banging on about how the NHS doesn’t need management. As he says, the government is about to ask a group of people, many of whom have little enthusiasm for management, … Continue reading
Back in the early 1990s I was working for a company which had a very generous car scheme. Not only could you choose pretty much whatever car you liked within a certain price range but the firm paid all your petrol … Continue reading
Times Higher Education reports that St Andrews University spent £204,000 fighting a constructive dismissal claim and a subsequent appeal. It won the case but the employee concerned would probably only have received £20,000 if the university had lost. In other words, … Continue reading
A row has broken out in the Guardian’s public sector management section. Last week, interim manager Hilary Husbands wrote an article arguing that public sector managers who have bottled out of making radical change should be replaced by bolder interim managers who … Continue reading
Thanks to Charlie Duff for reminding me that Undercover Boss is on again tonight. In theory, it should be impossible to make a programme like Undercover Boss. Even in large organisations people should know what the man or woman at the … Continue reading
After just six months in the job, the chairman of one of the worst performing NHS trusts in the country has resigned. Nothing odd about that, you might think, until you realise that the man in question is a well-respected corporate … Continue reading
The ripple effect from the government’s spending cuts is staring already. Cancelled projects and a general slowdown in public sector spending have hit the share prices of BT, Logica, Connaught and Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW). While some of its business is … Continue reading