I am Spartacus and so’s my wife!
I can’t stand bullies, so here is a post from Peter Cook’s Rock n Roll Musings.
Desperate times make people do desperate things and this week I’ve produced a roundup of strange and bizarre business practices that stand out head and shoulders below the water line for business ethics.
Starting with Kent County Council, who are normally held to be good employers with decent standards and so on. They seem to have lost the plot on this occasion, having sent a tender out for some services which a colleague applied for. An extremely long tender document was sent with explicit and transparent criteria for selecting the winning bid:
- Proven track record in leading successful change management projects
- Experience of working with a range of statutory and independent organisations
- Knowledge of mental health and knowledge of substance misuse issues
After spending considerable time preparing the proposal, a letter was then received, telling my colleague that they had lost the bid due to a ‘hidden’ fourth criterion:
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