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Archive | February, 2012
By Guru on 28 February 2012
Image: Rex Features For most of us it’s nearly payday. But this year there’s longer than normal to wait for payday thanks to an aberration deviously inserted into the calendar called 29 February. As if it weren’t bad enough having to spend another day living on grubs and pond water to survive till payday, this […]
By Guru on 23 February 2012
Image: Rex Features The largely tax-payer owned Royal Bank of Scotland has paid out £1bn in bonuses to reward its staff for achieving an impressive £2bn loss in 2011. Hurrah! Guru thinks it’s astonishing that people who can convince their bosses to award them a bonus in a climate of spectacular business failure cannot actually […]
By Guru on 22 February 2012
Your Facebook profile can tell employers how good you are going to be at your job, according to research from Northeastern Illinois University reported by the Daily Mail. The research found that impressions taken from candidates’ Facebook pages were later found to be accurate after six months of employment. The Mail goes on to say […]
By Guru on 13 February 2012
Image: Rex Features It’s that wonderful time of the year when you have to go to a shop and buy a card with hearts on it. As such, Guru has decided to bring his readers two heartwarming stories of love and generosity within the workplace – it was that or some flowers from a petrol […]
By Guru on 10 February 2012
Image: Rex Features The snow has ravaged Britain yet again, drawing excited children and exasperated adults to their windows on Thursday night to witness just enough snow falling to destroy Britain’s transport infrastructure, but require everybody to go to school and work. Could it not, just once, snow enough to make going to work unfeasible? […]
By Guru on 9 February 2012
Details of private emails between a bunch of former public schoolboys, who call themselves the “G4″, discussing an impending trip to to the Dubai 7s rugby tournament in March have emerged, rather embarrassing the G4 boys, who are all former public-schoolboys now fulfilling predictable roles as traders, bankers and lawyers. The Telegraph reports that rules […]
By Guru on 3 February 2012
The six executive directors of Network Rail could be in line for bonuses worth up to 60% of their annual salaries, the Independent reports today. For anybody sent into a spiral of confusion by that news, Network Rail really is just what it sounds like: the company responsible for the railway network in this country. […]
By Guru on 1 February 2012
Image: Rex Features Guru exclusively refers to his female colleagues as “hot stuff”, “sweet cheeks”, “good-loooking” and “toots” and all manner of other affectionate business terms. Consequently, he was horrified to read that bus drivers for the Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company have been warned that referring to customers as “babe” or “love” […]
Guru is Personnel Today's notorious HR commentator. He's been working in HR for far too long and observes every passing management fad with a mixture of anger and amusement. His blog is the one thing saving his long-suffering wife, Mrs Guru, from having to endure too much of his ranting about the big HR stories of the day.
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