Archive | November, 2012

Guru’s guide to meeting the conversational demands of the workplace

Watching TV is good for your career according to research from Russell Group First. They’ve revealed that watching TV can allow you to talk to other people about TV and that the other people may enjoy the conversation and like you more, directly resulting in promotions and payrises. Guru has done some research of his […]
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Guru has some advice for the British Dietetic Association

We’re fast approaching Christmas party season, but obviously not at the British Dietetic Association. At the British Dietetic Association it’s the time of year for pumping out press releases full of sexist, idiotic nonsense. This is the opening to the email that greeted Guru this morning from the BDA: “Okay ladies, it’s time! That LBD […]
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Horses talk business

Image: Rex Features Guru has just received one of his favourite ever press releases. It involves the exciting new publication Unbridled Success. The press release tells us that the author, Julia Felton, “shares her profound life and the business lessons that horses have taught her“. Note, that these aren’t lessons she’s learned through the process […]
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People Management power tweeters live in a man’s world

Image: Rex Features Guru recently posted about the difficulties of finding male applicants for HR jobs, and it is self-evident that most HR practitioners are women; according to the CIPD, in 2011, 70% of its members were female. With that being the case, why is it that 75% of People Management’s top 20 power tweeters […]
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