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Union Fan Clubs: A Game-Changer?
The newly-launched #CWU supporters club could be a game-changer
Brexit, Mediation and Negotiation
What can Brexit tell us about the respective merits of mediation and negotiation? That’s what BBC Radio Scotland’s Stephen Jardine invited me and TCM’s David Liddle onto his show to discuss. I don’t think it will surprise anyone that from the perspective of either negotiation or mediation, the situation screams out “Don’t Do It this Way”. A slow-motion car … Continue reading Brexit, Mediation and Negotiation
NEW PODCAST: What Is It About Americans And Guns?
Each episode takes an issue that is deeply ingrained in the culture of either the UK or the US, but is also a total mystery to one side or the other
Employee Assistance Programmes – vital HR tool or incitement to lazy management?
I was happy to have worked with John Crowley of PeopleHR on this useful piece examining the ups and downs of Employee Assistance Programmes. The question in the title of this post is mine, not his! https://www.peoplehr.com/blog/2019/09/25/is-an-employee-assistance-programme-worthwhile/ https://www.peoplehr.com/blog/2019/09/25/is-an-employee-assistance-programme-worthwhile/
Here’s the thing about Great Yarmouth……
My visit to the town last month with the Low Pay Commission showed a picture of two halves in more ways than one. Here's my post for the Commissions's website. https://minimumwage.blog.gov.uk/2019/07/23/great-yarmouth-a-town-of-two-halves/ Featured image credit: http://minimumwage.blog.gov.uk
12 Entrepreneurs Discuss The Impact of The Gig Economy – Rescue a CEO
Happy to have shared my experience with Rescue a CEO (see #8). 12 Entrepreneurs Discuss The Impact of The Gig Economy - Rescue a CEO — Read on rescue.ceoblognation.com/2019/07/17/entrepreneurs-explain-the-impact-of-the-gig-economy/
Why Both Johnson and Hunt Want An August Election
There will be a General Election this side of Brexit because it is the only way out of the Catch 22that our new PM will find himself in.
New Podcast: Unions21 Conference 2019 and the Future of Collective Voice
The highlights from the Unions21 2019 Conference sessions on Collective Voice.
In Hartlepool, there are problems the minimum wage can’t fix – Low Pay Commission
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent body that advises the government about the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Here's my latest post for them, following a recent visit. There are people in the town doing great things. One of them called this piece "really challenging." minimumwage.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/17/in-hartlepool-there-are-problems-the-minimum-wage-cant-fix/ Featured image credit: minimumwage.blog.gov.uk