- Appraisal: Would anything really bad happen if we just stopped doing it? bit.ly/1HvKONy asks @Rob_Briner 30 minutes ago
- Pages 54-59 ask whether flexible workforce, low unionisation and low regulation improve productivity. They don't. 1 hour ago
- Interesting @NIESRorg paper on productivity. niesr.ac.uk/publications/u… 1 hour ago
- RT @AlexanderBryson: New #NIESRorg evidence on the UK's #Productivity Puzzle | National Institute of Economic and Social Research: http://… 2 hours ago
- Weekend arts page on FCFT: wp.me/p3uYA-2ne 2 hours ago
- Write up for @TrashCanRadio here: wp.me/p3uYA-2ne 3 hours ago
- Trash Can Radio flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/tra… 3 hours ago
- Good @WSJ piece on EU migrants and in-work benefits with quotes from @djmgaffneyw4 @jdportes & @StrongerInNos google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j… 4 hours ago
- "Don't worry, the economy's growing." "Yeah but my pocket money isn't" ow.ly/NAUcR https:// http://t.co/xRDtApiuG7 5 hours ago
- RT @CambridgEcon101: @FlipChartRick @MattWhittakerRF Speaking of 'the puzzle' this is interesting bbc.co.uk/news/business-… 10k lw paid worker… 5 hours ago
- @sebschmoller Of course! @JohnRentoul @BenChu_ 5 hours ago
- @sebschmoller Similar from EU-wide perspective. @JohnRentoul @BenChu_ http://t.co/GAO5sw2owY 5 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: March 2008
The government’s latest brilliant idea is to ban shops from displaying cigarettes so that children are not encouraged to take up smoking. Today, my wife came up with a much cheaper, simpler and probably more effective plan. Gordon Brown should take up smoking. For … Continue reading
It’s not often that a blog post makes me laugh out loud but this one did. Guru has decided to pick a fight with executive coach David Adams. In a post entitled The Cringe of Coaching, he had a go at … Continue reading
Over the last couple of days, the newspapers have been full of stories about sick-note Britain. Apparently, the government wants us all to stop lounging around at home and get back to work. It is concerned that absenteeism and long-term sickness … Continue reading
This is the problem with blogging about the world of work – sometimes you have to work rather than blog. Sorry for the silence, dear readers, if there are any of you still out there, but over the past week … Continue reading
Saturday’s Guardian had a free supplement containing extracts from Claire Fay’s The Doodle Notebook – How to Waste Time in the Office. Apparently, the book, a guide to drawing rude cartoons about your colleagues, has taken Ms Fay’s native France by … Continue reading
The BBC’s documentary The Poles Are Coming, which is due to be shown next week, may already be out of date. Recent evidence shows that the Poles are going or, at least, not coming in the numbers they were a … Continue reading