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
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!… CONTINUE READING
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/… CONTINUE READING
New Podcast: Unions21 Conference 2019 and the Future of Collective Voice
The highlights from the Unions21 2019 Conference sessions on Collective Voice. CONTINUE READING
New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?
Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series. Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear… CONTINUE READING
“Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”
So asked the Washington Post in 2013. So as the POTUS pays us a visit, we sat down with Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO, America’s TUC to record a special Unions21 podcast. That question is even more important today, as a hostile environment rages against organised labour in the US. … CONTINUE READING
NEW POD: UCU General Secretary-elect Dr Jo Grady
What makes the next incumbent of one of education’s top jobs get out of bed in the morning? CONTINUE READING
Jess Phillips MP on Women and Work
We talk women an work, childcare (why describing it as low-skill is so wide of the mark) why it’s good to laugh (“gags are supposed to be funny, that’s the point”), and why we shouldn’t be grateful when we win. CONTINUE READING
The Future Of Work – Taming The Robots
In the latest Unions21 podcast, Christina Colclough and Jonnie Penn talk about their work with the 20m strong UNi Global Union and the Future World of Work project. CONTINUE READING
NEW PODCAST What Future For ACAS?
Is it possible or realistic to see the ACAS of 2025, being at the heart of renewed public policy to encourage and facilitate good standards at work? CONTINUE READING