Ethics

UK business urged not be be a drain on nation’s water supplies

9 Aug 2005

UK firms are being urged to conserve water.

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Local authorities given responsibility for adequate childcare provision

15 Jul 2005

Local authorities will have to ensure there are enough childcare places for all working parents in their area

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CBI calls on G8 leaders to agree fairer trade rules

4 Jul 2005

The CBI has called on the G8 leaders to reach agreement on fairer trade rules and international investment in Africa at this week's Gleneagles summit

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The Ketchup song: the law on e-mail monitoring

28 Jun 2005

A blob of ketchup followed by an exchange of e-mails has provided a host of problems for one City law firm. James Elwes looks at what the law says about employers clamping down on e-mail abuse.

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Experts warn offshoring companies to tighten security after bank scandal

23 Jun 2005

In the wake of the Sun newspaper investigation, companies offshoring work have been urged to tighten up security.

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Scots workers urged to dress down during G8 summit

23 Jun 2005

Police in Edinburgh have denied they are advising workers to dress down during the G8 summit in July to avoid trouble with anti-poverty protesters.

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Court puts naked interviewer on probation

15 Jun 2005

A man has been sentenced to three years' probation and placed on the sex offenders register after trying to carry out an interview in the nude.

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Office workers admit to lying to their boss

20 May 2005

Most office workers have lied to their boss over missing a deadline, having a day off or being late, research shows.

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Ousting the CEO was all the rage in 2004

19 May 2005

CEO dismissals and other forced departures reached record levels last year, according to the fourth annual survey of CEO turnover.

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BMA calls for action to tackle developing world brain drain

14 Apr 2005

The British Medical Association has called for urgent action to stem the tide of qualified healthcare staff leaving developing countries.

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UK businesses lose £2.4bn in e-crime

5 Apr 2005

UK businesses are facing direct losses of at least £2.4bn a year to computer criminals, according to research from the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit.

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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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Pressure to lie stores up trouble for UK business

8 Mar 2005

UK employees are increasingly ‘blagging’ their way through work, a trend that could cause serious problems for business decision making,...

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Nobody wants to be an MP

24 Feb 2005

Westminster is suffering major recruitment problems, according to Andrew Marr, political editor of the BBC.

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