- @rich_w What are you up to? 3 hours ago
- @antonhowes @JohnRentoul Probably. That seems to have happened in a number of places. 4 hours ago
- Makes you wonder how they managed it without New Labour being in charge. @Frances_Coppola 4 hours ago
- @JohnRentoul Yes it did. oecd.org/social/income-… http://t.co/saH9ThPsxY 5 hours ago
- And Latvia might not be happy about restrictions on freedom of movement. Chart by @StrongerInNos http://t.co/MsVjfFkiRD 5 hours ago
- Latvia had the worst recession in the world. 2 posts by @Frances_Coppola explain why coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-la… coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/proper… 5 hours ago
- @JacksonT0ny @MJCarty I wouldn't take anything in the Express that seriously. 9 hours ago
- RT @MJCarty: Real-life W1A? BBC scraps staff appraisals...& brings in 'honest two-way conversations' (via Express): express.co.uk/news/uk/579826… … 9 hours ago
- RT @Independent: The incredibly simple logic puzzle that you'll probably get wrong i100.io/ko1QcfT http://t.co/4lzX4vjDnx 9 hours ago
- RT @MJCarty: RT @XpertHR April pay increases remain low: bit.ly/1Fcyrp8 << Latest XpertHR pay data analysis. #HR #hrdata 9 hours ago
- RT @nandosigona: Cracking down on 'illegal' migration doesn't change net migration wp.me/pd8ov-rA http://t.co/zJPMG387sx 9 hours ago
- @MJCarty Working. Might even get a blog post out this week. You? 9 hours ago
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
- Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers?
- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
- Recovery: Was that it?
- Low productivity: don’t blame the workforce
- Startups and the productivity puzzle
- David Nicholson is right: The NHS will need more money
- Flip Chart Cat
- Buccaneering Britain
Monthly Archives: January 2008
Channel 4 Chairman Luke Johnson had a go at the HR function in yesterday’s FT. As well as repeating the usual gripes, he injected a whiff of conspiracy theory into his polemic. Of course, senior executives understand that HR is powerful … Continue reading
Here’s another one for my collection of useful tags. ‘Marmite’ is a term I heard a couple of days ago to describe a certain type of employee. Before I go any further, for the benefit of non-British readers, Marmite is a food spread … Continue reading
I wonder what would happen if Dr Paul Thomas (see previous post) were to suggest to managers at Societe Generale that they should get rid of hierarchy and empower their employees. I think they would probably kick him down the stairs. The £3.7 billion loss run up … Continue reading
A lot of business schools are still more ‘school’ than ‘business’. The University of Glamorgan’s Business School, it seems, is no exception, if the profile of Senior Lecturer Paul Thomas is anything to go by. It tells us all about his … Continue reading
The Guardian’s Lynsey Thomas wrote a piece on body language on Saturday. I started to notice the body language of the successful: the straight back, the easy manner in which they spout on about nothing in particular, all the while … Continue reading
I was sad to hear of the death of John Harvey-Jones last week. He was a great business leader, running ICI when it was still Britain’s biggest company, before Zeneca was sold off. He was also probably the first business guru in … Continue reading
Following a link from Ask a Manager, I discovered Frank Mulligan’s Talent in China blog. In his New Year post he gives some advice to non-Chinese managers who are working in China. As you might expect, cultural differences account for many of the potential … Continue reading