Category Archives: HR departments

In which I garner some mutual respect …

One of my strangest experiences since the election had been to see leading conservative politicians actively promoting the notion of workers’ buyouts of public services. Perhaps it’s a sign of my age but I always associated this idea with the … Continue reading

Posted in employee ownership, HR departments, Public sector, Public service, social enterprise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In which I define things by what they are not and HR gets my sympathy …

A comment from Brightandsmiley on an earlier post reminded me of a former colleague’s invaluable method of ‘defining something by what it isn’t rather than by what it is’. His unerring skill in applying this rule made him simultaneously amusing … Continue reading

Posted in bad news, HR departments, Public sector, Redundancy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In which I reflect (again!) on hearing bad news …

April may be the cruellest month but Friday is definitely now the cruellest day for public sector workers. Back in August I posted about the misery of finding out through the media that your employer and your job are suddenly at risk. Well today … Continue reading

Posted in bad news, Coalition, HR departments, Public sector, Public service, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In which I expend days fettling a job application

In your search for work do not underestimate the time you will have to spend on tailoring your CV, writing personal statements and drafting covering letters. My first foray into the frenzied hunt that is the search for work came … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, CVs, Heritage, HR departments, Job applications, Public sector, Public service, Uncategorized | Leave a comment