Giss a job

Your New Core Strategy: Employee Retention: “one day in the not-too-distant future the job market will swing back toward the job seeker’s advantage. And when it does, the effect on some organizations—particularly those that let employee satisfaction and retention strategies take a back seat to seemingly more pressing issues of corporate survival—could be severe” Interesting take on the current job market. US-focussed but still valid I think.

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And..

Yes, the tree is up, as well as the rest of the decorations. Photo of that and hopefully a nice one from Lomond Shores last night where we had dinner. Ohh and you are all keeping an eye on the miniblog, aren’t you?

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Blog to the Future?

The recent Bloggers Xmas Party (in London), and an aside by Lori has pinged a little light bulb in my head. I doubt I’m the first to think of this… By all accounts, the Bloggers Xmas Party was a huge success, and already there are little in-jokes springing up, jokes that, if you weren’t there, you won’t get. Next up, Lori mentions Lyle, both of them attend a Manchester meet recently. And this gets me thinking – how long before the blogging world starts to splinter into geographically focussed ‘groups’ (or cliques if you prefer?). And have we already? Let’s back-pedal a little first. Someone asked me on Friday night “Why do you blog?” and I gave my usual answer …

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Flashback

The answer was the last one, in case you were wondering. And I forgot to mention the wonderful subtitles for Top of the Pops that included a mention of that well known urban cross-stitching group “Sew Solid”… hey you couldn’t make this stuff up…

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World AIDS Day

I don’t know where to start. Just this morning another news article about rising figures in the UK, are we heading back to the hedonistic days of the 80s? Haven’t we got the message? “The global HIV/AIDS epidemic killed more than 3 million people in 2003, and an estimated 5 million acquired the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—bringing to 40 million the number of people living with the virus around the world.” The Link and Think campaign urges participants to publish links, discuss personal stories, comment on news headlines, and more. The frustrating thing is why we need to at all. The information and knowledge is already out there, yet people seem to be choosing to ignore it. A quick fuck, …

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