Corporate governance

Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way in which a corporation is directed, administered or controlled.

Corporate governance also includes the relationships among the stakeholders and the goals for which the corporation is governed.

Wal-Mart director forced to resign over gift card scandal

29 Mar 2005

US supermarket giant Wal-Mart has forced a director and three employees to resign after an investigation into the use of gift cards.

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Civil Service expands commissioner team

29 Mar 2005

The Civil Service has added seven new names to its list of commissioners.

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Non US companies win delay for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

11 Mar 2005

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has extended the deadline for non US companies to comply with a vital clause of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to July 2006.

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Department of Health delays workplace accident costs scheme

7 Mar 2005

An NHS scheme to recover the cost of treating victims of workplace accidents from insurers has been delayed.

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CIPD calls for inclusion of employee information in OFR guidelines

28 Feb 2005

Personnel Today's reader petition adds weight to CIPD calls for proper accounting of employee value on the last day of consultation on Operating and Financial Review proposals

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Companies face pressure to disclose directors’ remuneration

24 Feb 2005

An international accounting standard (IAS24) could force companies to disclose the full value of individual directors' remuneration packages, according to consultancy Watson Wyatt.

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London’s police service gives communications chief management role

17 Feb 2005

Metropolitan Police prioritises communications by giving management role to information chief.

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Model performance nets agency Investors in People status

3 Feb 2005

Model agency improves communications strategy to win Investors in People recognition

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Royal Mail staff to learn EU competition law

21 Jan 2005

Mail regulator Postcomm has rapped the Royal Mail's knuckles for anti-competitive sales promotions. The mail service is to train staff and check promotional material

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Home Office commits to public sector future for forensic science

12 Jan 2005

Prospect, the union for the UK’s scientists, has welcomed the Home Office announcement that the Forensic Science Service (FSS) is...

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What will the Freedom of Information Act mean for employers?

4 Jan 2005

Beverley Whittaker, commercial lawyer at law firm Stevens & Bolton, explains what the Freedom of Information Act will mean for employers

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Google is coolest company

22 Nov 2004

Google, the internet search engine, has been named the ‘World’s Coolest Company’ by the Unshrink network of international business leaders....

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News in brief

16 Nov 2004

This week's news in brief

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Companies failing to embrace corporate governance reforms

19 Oct 2004

Some companies have failed to embrace the spirit of the revised code on corporate governance and simply “wish it will...

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Companies are failing to conduct boardroom appraisals

12 Oct 2004

A third of leading companies have ignored one of the key recommendations of the Higgs report on corporate governance by...

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