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Furlough should be extended ‘before Budget’

19 Jan 2021

Rishi Sunak needs to act now, ahead of his Budget, to help protect UK companies through the Spring to ensure...

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Ministers are leaving small businesses ‘out in the cold’

11 Jan 2021

A record number of small business owners are planning to close their firms over the next 12 months, a survey by the FSB has found.

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Boardroom succession issues signalled by FTSE100 firms

30 Nov 2020

Coronavirus puts onus on boards to sort out their succession planning.

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Building skills the top priority for HR leaders in 2021

16 Nov 2020

Gartner study also finds a lack of diversity is undermining confidence and trust in leadership.

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Compulsory retirement of partners in the Covid era

13 Oct 2020

Compulsory retirement may be on the agenda as Covid exposes weaknesses in the boardroom. Ivor Adair looks at the risks for firms with a partnership structure.

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CBI: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of jobs will be lost

17 Mar 2020

Business group the CBI has told MPs that “hundreds of thousands” of jobs could be at risk due to the...

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IR35: Surely blanket bans are not the answer?

3 Mar 2020

Rather than run the risk of being caught out by the extension of off-payroll working rules to the private sector,...

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Discover how technology drives performance at Connect 2020

14 Feb 2020

Justine Woolf, director of consulting at Innecto, part of the Personal Group Family, will discuss how embracing technology and taking...

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Probation officers overstretched and under-resourced, says Inspectorate

14 Jan 2020

The National Probation Service, the organisation that supervises high-risk offenders in the community, is hampered by staff shortages...

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Why performance management and engagement should be linked

20 Dec 2019

Employee engagement and performance management have traditionally been two separate facets of HR’s role. But both need to be better aligned for organisations to get the most from their people.

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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Manufacturing headcount falls at fastest rate since 2010

22 Oct 2019

The CBI’s quarterly industrial trends survey has seen the fastest fall in headcount since April 2010, with firms anticipating an...

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Fresh concern over jobs as UK service sector slumps

4 Oct 2019

The UK's service sector, which makes up 80% of the country's economy, contracted in September prompting fears of a recession.

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What the Rugby World Cup teaches us about honesty in business

24 Sep 2019

As the Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan, Dr Austin Swain examines the brutal honesty that exists in...

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