Monthly Archives: September 2010

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I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.  E B White (1899-1985) Advertisements

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Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side.  Anonymous

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Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.  Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men.  Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

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There are two ways to pass a hurdle: leaping over or plowing through… There needs to be a monster truck option.  Jeph Jacques

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Union takes BMI to court over pay-freeze dispute

Unite has announced that it is taking BMI to the High Court in a dispute over pay freezes. Brian Boyd, Unite’s national officer, said: “Staff agreed to defer the increase to help the company during difficult times; they are still … Continue reading

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UK businesses not ready to cope with ageing workforce

Companies are not prepared for coping with an ageing workforce, despite the upcoming abolition of the default retirement age (DRA). A survey by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reported that 86% of managers … Continue reading

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Bribery Act 2010: consultation launched on guidance for businesses

The Government has begun consultation on its guidance on the procedures that commercial companies should put in place to prevent bribery.  Personnel Today http://tinyurl.com/37pkuds See Upcoming Legislation page for details on the Bribery Act 2010.

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9,000 public sector employees are paid more than the Prime Minister

More than 9,000 public sector workers earn more than David Cameron and 38,045 public sector employees have incomes exceeding £100,000, according to a BBC exposé. The research carried out for the BBC’s Panorama program also found that 1,000 public sector employees earn … Continue reading

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You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.  John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)

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