Archive | October, 2012

Guru delights in CIPD conference program

Guru has been keenly scouring the CIPD conference fixture list, looking for the key seminars that will furnish his team with the knowledge and skills to tackle what’s likely to be another tough year in HR. In difficult financial times, with smaller HR teams trying to manage the consequences of redundancies and restructuring, there are […]
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Telegraph worried there are too few women for the boardroom

Guru is not the chief professor of mathematics at Harvard University’s maths department and it’s quite likely that he won’t ever be, but he doesn’t think you really need to be to spot what is wrong with the following conclusions from The Telegraph: “The majority of women surveyed – 68pc – said they would prefer […]
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Guru demands “binders full of men”

Guru has been advertising for a new member of his HR team and has been very disappointed that, for the umpteenth time, he’s been inundated with applications from qualified women, but has had no male applicants at all. Well, Guru has always been committed to creating an equal opportunities workplace, so he marched straight out […]
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“Gangnam Style” dancing life guards fired (and rightly so)

Image: Rex Features All around the world idiots with nothing better to do are filming themselves dancing about “Gangnam Style”. Mostly they’ve been applauded by other nitwits with nothing better to do than watch them doing it, but in California some life guards have been sacked for using “city resources” to make their tribute to […]
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