Friday, July 23, 2010

CIPDs Jackie Orme issues grovelling apology & pulls report

The CIPD have been forced to withdraw their report ‘Quangos in the education and skill system’, and the hopeless and hapless Jackie Orme has had to offer a grovelling, written apology. Surely she has to go. She has come under fire recently in TraingZone and the CIPD members Group in LInkedin for her astronomical salary, at a time when the revenues of teh CIPD have shrunk. She pocketed a £57k bonus, while sacking over 40 staff and freezing bonuses for everone else.

This is the message on the CIPD website.

"We have removed this paper from our website as NIACE and LSN, both charities and not quangos, were concerned about appearing alongside quangos in the context portrayed in the paper. We will consider the paper for future publication only following a thorough review."

Just to be clear, they have no idea what they are talking about, as their researchers don't know the first thing about the sector and the status of the organisations within the sector. NIACE is NOT a quango. NIACE, like the CIPD is a charity (as is the LSN also featured in the report), and does genuinely do useful and charitable work (unlike the CIPD in my opinion). The board is not appointed by the secretary of State and it wins the majority of its Government revenues through tenders.

This was a mean-spirited report by a charity, having a pop at other charities. I wonder why? Could it be that the CIPD wants to consolidate its position as ‘opinion’ former? What a bunch of hucksters.

Full report still available from here!

Read the CIPD Report "Quangos in the education and skills system" - [PDF]

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Seb Schmoller said...

Donald. The fact that the CIPD report was obviously sketchy in the extreme - and, as you say, mean spirited - unfortunately did not stop the Daily Telegraph swallowing it whole.
Seb

1:15 PM  
Blogger Donald Clark said...

Times we live in!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Donald H Taylor said...

Hi Donald ... the report seems to have been pulled from the NIACE site, too. Do you have a copy? I'd like a read.
Don

4:26 PM  
Blogger Donald Clark said...

Yip, I thought that would happen, just as they pulled the lie about Jackie Orme being a Director of Shelter minutes after I posted it. I'll email it to you and anyone else who wants a copy.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Garry Platt said...

http://www.personneltoday.com/articles/2010/07/26/56319/skills-chief-accuses-cipd-of-unprofessionalism-over-quango-blunder-report.html

7:55 PM  
Blogger Donald Clark said...

Thanks Garry - just posted a blog piece on this (referencing you as source.

8:43 PM  

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