- @Avitusparta What...? 2 hours ago
- @SiobhanHRSheri @Pontecarloblue Thank you. Thought I followed you a while back but.... 2 hours ago
- @Avitusparta BULL. SHIT! 2 hours ago
- @Pontecarloblue @SiobhanHRSheri Seconded! 2 hours ago
- @stianwestlake @Gilesyb Noble mounted archers? Nah. 2 hours ago
- @CultureEffect @AndySpence @Pontecarloblue @dougshaw1 We'll just have to meet in a pub instead. 2 hours ago
- @CultureEffect @AndySpence @Pontecarloblue @dougshaw1 Gotta laugh haven't you? 2 hours ago
- RT @BriscoeJackie: Insightful and thought provoking question time thanks @CIPD_CLB @Cheese_Peter #cipdqt http://t.co/iwVdISjFSf 2 hours ago
- RT @TheAtlantic: Angry young men are making the world less stable theatln.tc/1ixJOlF 3 hours ago
- ICYMI today's post: What happens when the pensions run out? wp.me/p3uYA-1Y1 4 hours ago
- @NikkiJayne28 @SimonMagus "The Norman Conquest was a Good Thing, as from this time onwards England stopped being conquered..." 4 hours ago
- RT @SimonMagus: This is pretty ace - Map of Europe 1000AD to present day bit.ly/JA16KO 4 hours ago
- What happens when the pensions run out?
- Work in 2030: Even more precarious than it is now
- The 4G workplace
- America: Not a small business country
- Will the shift to self employment change our politics?
- Why the middle-classes are not as posh as they used to be
- What should they know of English who only English know?
- The migration to self-employment may outlast the recession
- Floods: If you’re far enough from a river, you’re safe, right?
- Self-employment since the crash: Numbers up, earnings down
- Tax rises ahead
- Hierarchy redux
Monthly Archives: October 2010
If between 490,000 and 700,000 public sector jobs go, will redundant public servants find jobs in the private sector? Even they could create the jobs, would private sector firms be willing to employ former public sector workers? There is, to say the least, … Continue reading
We had a few disagreements about the power of social media at last week’s HR Unconference. I said that I don’t think Web 2.0 and the social networks it has spawned will cause a revolution – at least, not a revolution in the … Continue reading
In his call to arms for the Big Society, Nat Wei harks back to Regency and Georgian Britain, when social reformers emerged to set up the cooperatives, friendly societies, schools and housing charities that provided welfare during the nineteenth and early … Continue reading
Reflecting on this yesterday, there is a further point I meant to make but didn’t. The Observer’s ‘secret civil servant’ has beaten me to it this morning. Another problem with reforming the public sector is that it is so interdependent. You can’t do … Continue reading
Some bloke is ranting on about this on the Guardian cuts blog. Please leave any comments over at the Guardian. You’ll have to register but it’s free.
I think I’d get on well with Rowena Crawford from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. We certainly share a similar gallows humour. Her presentation after the June budget had a chainsaw on the front cover and her analysis of the spending review has … Continue reading
Everybody knows that the NHS has too many managers and that their numbers are spiralling out of control, right? Well not according to Dr Stephen Black of PA Consulting. He reckons that the government’s target for cutting management will leave the … Continue reading
If you are at all interested in public finances (and if you’re not, you should be) you could do worse than visit Christopher Chantrill’s site UK Public Spending. It’s packed with useful data and some tools for manipulating the data … Continue reading
A few years ago, when I told a friend that I was running training sessions for executives on how to use management consultants, he thought I was having him on. “You’re selling consultancy on how to use consultants?” he said, “Please … Continue reading
Without looking, can you guess which EU country has the lowest gender pay gap? I put this question out earlier on Twitter and most people suggested the Netherlands or one of the Scandinavian countries; a reasonable assumption given yesterday’s news from the … Continue reading