- Does anyone know if anything similar to Retirement Heist has been written about the UK? americamagazine.org/issue/culture/… 24 minutes ago
- @CharlesMCotton Good idea. 34 minutes ago
- Blogged: What happens when the pensions dry up? wp.me/p3uYA-1Y1 35 minutes ago
- @CharlesMCotton Manchester seems the most obvious choice. Nearest major city to the centre of the UK. BBC already there. Good communications 44 minutes ago
- Excellent piece from @jules_birch on moving the government out of London wp.me/p1OKiO-iU 55 minutes ago
- RT @MJCarty: Austerity bites as private sector pay rises above the public sector for the first time since 2010 (via Independent): http://t.… 2 hours ago
- What happens when the pensions dry up? wp.me/p3uYA-1Y1 2 hours ago
- RT @patrickjbutler: Councils using controversial lie detector tests to catch benefit fraudsters gu.com/p/3ndgf/tw << "closer to astrol… 15 hours ago
- RT @JohnRentoul: Best RT of Yesterday @Iearnsomething This is where the Great Wall of China ends. http://t.co/8vU4LlFUXY 15 hours ago
- RT @anonmugwump: Outrageous, if this wasn't on the BBC, I'd think it was EDL propaganda: plot to make schools Islamic m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan… 16 hours ago
- RT @JaneDudman1: Thanks! @FlipChartRick You're right, I don't usually get cross gu.com/p/3nc3c/tw 17 hours ago
- RT @FullFact: Zero-hours contracts: do new figures show a sharp rise in their use? fullfact.org/economy/zero_h… 20 hours ago
- What happens when the pensions dry up?
- 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: August 2011
There will be a lot of HR people thinking ‘there but for the grace of God’ after reading about the Hays employee who accidentally sent the details of contractors’ day rates to 800 RBS staff. I’ve never done anything quite that bad, though … Continue reading
Going by the frequency of posting on this blog recently, you could be forgiven for thinking so. I have the usual excuses, pressure of work etc, plus the impending evacuation of me and mine from our house due to flooding. … Continue reading
….or the Mervyn King Blues. A musical interlude to cover the recent lack of posting on this blog. As sung by Doug Shaw.
A couple of weeks ago, the government’s police cuts were looking like a done deal. Now, after three days of the worst rioting Britain has seen in decades, people are wondering whether this is really a good time to start reducing police … Continue reading
With everything else that has been going on, this has been a bad week for burying good news. The NHS making £4.3bn efficiency savings in the last financial year doesn’t have the same wow factor as riots and looting. According to … Continue reading
America suffered a blow to its prestige at the weekend when Standard and Poor’s downgraded its credit rating, removing its AAA status. President Obama’s opponents are blaming him for running up a high debt, as if the country’s debt problems only … Continue reading
Paul Herbert reckons HR people are sweating too much over culture change. His argument runs like this: Here’s the truth… you’re working too hard to change culture. Recently, Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that when just 10 percent of the … Continue reading
I know I keep banging on about this but I’m still not sure the penny has dropped for many people. More efficient public services won’t necessarily be better from the end user’s point of view. Given the scale of savings … Continue reading
Oliver Letwin is a very clever man who sometimes says daft things. He had public sector employees around the country spitting feathers over the weekend when he suggested that “some real discipline and some fear” were needed to make them improve their … Continue reading