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The recent fiasco with Philip Green around the BHS collapse and the pension’s debacle has yet again fuelled the argument about the rewards of top executives. Given the frequency of such occurrences, you could be forgiven for thinking that some – if not many – are actually being rewarded for failure.
The importance of financial education in the workplace is usually understood best by HR departments, but this importance needs to be defended better from a business point of view so it is translated into investment.
Cast your mind back a couple of decades when searching for the next top talent to join the company meant small business owners had to sift through piles of CVs and narrow down candidates via face-to-face interviews. Local paper advertising was another go-to technique many used to successfully land new candidates.
By 2020 millennials will make up half of the workforce – that’s no small feat. And while businesses are currently reaping the benefits of a fresh, young workforce, full to the brim with ideas and new ways of thinking, they’re also struggling to keep them happy and retain them in some instances.
This year’s GCSE results for England, Wales and Northern Ireland have shown a significant fall which may lead employers to question whether they should take such academic qualifications into consideration when recruiting.
The Brexit vote has propelled cost-leadership to the top of the business agenda once again, and for many, improving energy management could drive significant savings. Although in times of business uncertainty, the urge to reduce investment can be strong, the implementation of new software systems and technology, as well as simple lighting and heating features […]
In most companies, sleeping on the job is a sure fire way to land yourself the sack. But recently, an increasing number of workplaces have actually begun to encourage mid-day naps to allow employees to recharge their batteries.
You’ve just gone through the process of selling your company, a long and laborious task, which leaves many questioning if they have made the right decision. It could be your desire to venture to pastures new or that your passion for the business has become illusive. There comes a time when you have the opportunity […]
All organisations need a business continuity plan to ensure that if the worst happens (or even something slightly bad) there are clear steps to take to get operations back up and running as quickly as possible.
Targets can be great – they can help you understand where you are going and enable you to focus on getting there. However, targets have the potential to adversely distort behaviour and damage potential – just as much as they can inspire.
Posted on 23rd August 2016 in HR & Management.
Over three quarters (79.2%) of UK workers are not willing to compromise on certain areas when job hunting, with 18.2% revealing that a low advertised salary would entirely put them off a role.
Most business owners will agree that their employees are right at the heart of their company. Good employees bring many benefits to a business and, in return, their employers treat them with respect and dignity. However, sometimes employees are responsible for fraudulent activity within the company. This is called fraud in business.
Posted on 22nd August 2016 in HR & Management.