Monthly Archives: January 2011

The language police are a force for good

Since I shall spend the rest of this article attacking this book, I should say at once that it is well worth reading. It is crisply written, amusing, informative and thought-provoking. Anyone interested in the English language and its history … Continue reading

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Quotations

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.  Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

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Even God cannot change the past.  Agathon (448 BC – 400 BC)

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Manchester City FC sets new goals for HR

Case study: Football fan supports club pension Heather Ludlam, hospitality administration manager at Manchester City Football Club, is responsible for the team that processes bookings for boxes and restaurants during matches. Ludlam has been working at the club for four … Continue reading

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Bringing the human touch to online recruitment

With scores or even hundreds of applicants for every position, recruiters are under pressure to automate the selection process using web applications, followed by computerised CV-sifting. But does it miss out the gems – and can the duds bluff their … Continue reading

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Employers reveal their secrets of sustainability

Top employers at the heart of the CIPD’s Shaping the Future programmeshared their “real-life experiences” of delivering sustainable performance at the CIPD’s Employee Engagement conference yesterday. HR professionals from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG), Standard Chartered Bank and Pfizer – three organisations … Continue reading

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Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)

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There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.  Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

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Bizarre council rules for employees

Carlisle City Council has ordered employees to clock out of they want to take about the weather, holidays or babies and its not the first local authority to implement bizarre rules for staff. Earlier this month it was reported that … Continue reading

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In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.  Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626)

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