Diversity is good for business or so I hear

Did you know that one of the reasons we were awarded the Olympic Games was our emphases on celebrating diversity? Adecco the recruitment sponsor for London 2112 has just completed a survey of...

Management consultancy v Management development

Successive Governments shake ups of the public sector, the fashion for adopting private sector ways and the tendency to name and shame led to years of plenty for management consultants. The pace...

If staff morale is at an all time low you know you are doing something right

Who would make such a provocative statement? The bullish minister for local government, the no nonsense leader of the council, the over confident and ruthlessly ambitious chief executive? It is...

Pay up, save thousands, avoid the bad publicity

Pay up, save thousands and avoid the bad publicity that’s the standard advice when faced with a claim for constructive dismissal on the grounds of racial discrimination. I am sure that was the...

There are many ways to get rid of a Director

You don’t have to wait till the budget is over spent, the savings not delivered, a critical inspection report, performance targets missed or a negative and highly personalised local media...

Racism in the office and in the staff room

We don’t have a problem with racism here. I am not a racist nor are my colleagues. I don’t believe our staff are racist and I don’t believe our managers deliberately discriminate against people....

2012 the year for UnLearning management

It is very clear now that the changes taking place in the public sector will make it a very different place to work. For staff there are unwelcome changes in job security, pay and pensions. For...

Why do you keep banging on about Equality and Diversity?

We live in a modern world so I was not surprised to be contacted by a student through Face Book. She was doing a presentation and referring to an article I had written on Equality and Diversity...

Who are you calling a racist?

Stephen Lawrence was attacked because he was black. Eighteen years after his murder two of his killers have been sentenced to life in prison. His murder and the inquiry that followed not only...

Can you make a racist remark and not be racist?

According to Manchester United footballer Patrice Evra you can make a racist remark and not be a racist. Was he just saying that the opponent who he accused of repeatedly racially abusing him...