- @PickardJE That’s probably why I’d never really listened to it. Mentally switched off whenever it came in. 7 hours ago
- @PickardJE It was embarrassingly recently that I realised it was about beating and raping slaves. 7 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: Too early to say whether this crisis marks a lasting turning point for the econ (i.e. a 1945/1979). But it is throwing up de… 7 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: 3/ And finally, who pays for all this? Cuts to public services/welfare were main tool of last consolidation, but surely impo… 7 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: This graph from Martin Wolf’s piece today shows the terrifying economic impact of Covid – and why governments are rightly th… 7 hours ago
- “The idea that illness is a character test, with recovery as a reward for the valiant, is glib to the point of insu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 hours ago
- RT @alanbeattie: @DmitryOpines @IanDunt theonion.com/loved-ones-rec… 9 hours ago
- RT @IanDunt: I do wish people would stop with this 'he's a fighter' thing when someone is ill. I know it's meant to be encouraging, but it… 9 hours ago
- Eurozone’s two biggest economies sink into historic recessions ft.com/content/ca3018… via @financialtimes 9 hours ago
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- RT @resfoundation: Tomorrow, we are publishing our quarterly Housing Outlook, co-authored by Lindsay Judge and @carapacitti . The latest ed… 15 hours ago
- Don’t make the self-employed the punchbag of the next recession
- The Hoaxer
- Whatever happened to The Debt?
- Johnson’s Suez
- Brexit is the road to nowhere, whoever is driving the car
- The privatisation of capitalism
- 12 reasons why Labour should oppose Brexit
- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
- Do people want a new centrist party?
- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
- Why is the EU in no hurry for a trade deal?
Monthly Archives: April 2008
Not long ago the papers were complaining about the impact of large scale immigration from Eastern Europe. Now, there are fears that the Poles and others are heading for home as the exchange rate and the UK’s economy make working here … Continue reading
Once again, one of Laurie Ruettimann’s posts has left me struggling with North American nomenclature. A Valedictorian is, apparently, the student who makes the final speech at the graduation ceremony. There is, it seems, a whole palaver surrounding the election or selection of … Continue reading
Bad luck, folks, I haven’t been run over by a bus, I just had a breakdown in communication with my ISP which made them think I wanted to cancel my account. All sorted now and no harm done. This book review in … Continue reading
Via HR Zone I discovered HR with Guts. What a great title for a blog. This piece on giving bad news caught my eye. As Jan Hills says, most of the training managers are given on this subject focuses on dealing with … Continue reading
I always spell her name wrong at the first attempt but, even so, Laurie Reuttiman’s blog is always good for a funny story. This one made me laugh. Years ago, before I was married, my father-in-law asked me, “What is Human Resources? What do you … Continue reading
Earlier this week, the bosses of banks like HSBC, Barclays, HBOS and RBS, together with leading investment bankers and hedge fund managers, trooped in to see Gordon Brown and demanded that the government ‘do something’ about the credit crunch. Sure … Continue reading
These HR-is-rubbish articles seem to be coming thick and fast. The most recent, published in last Thursday’s Times Higher Education, was written by David Colquhoun, a professor of pharmacology at University College London. He accuses HR of peddling gobbledegook and … Continue reading