Insights

Bad hires

Entrepreneurs lose £14,000 on each bad hire

A blend of skills shortages, rushed recruitment and inexperienced decision making is leading startup bosses to make inappropriate and costly appointments, says training outfit

21 October 2014

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Maternity sme

SME bosses exaggerating maternity fears, study finds

Companies that have adequate leave programmes for their employees are more likely to have productive workers, according to new research

20 October 2014

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fame or shame

How mixed messages on Ebola have failed public interest

Confused announcements on the threat level of the disease and a related screening programme have done anything but reassure UK citizens

17 October 2014

Glass ceiling

Are women reinforcing the glass ceiling?

US research indicates female workers could actually be standing in the way of female advancement, by preferring male bosses

17 October 2014

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Exec screening

Companies at risk from lax vetting of new bosses

In wake of recent high-profile board departures, research shows that high-level staff are inadequately screened compared to those at the outset of their careers

16 October 2014

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Sainsbury web

Sainsbury's chiefs rile shoppers by halving Nectar points

Bosses of Britain’s third-largest supermarket have confused and angered customers with sudden announcement that availability of popular reward credits will be slashed by 50%

15 October 2014

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Mark carney

Will plans to jail "reckless" bankers really improve accountability?

Mark Carney is backing new proposals to bang up impulsive banking executives – but the effect of any new laws may be purely symbolic

15 October 2014

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Summer-2014

Summer 2014

  • MEET THE CHAIRMAN
  • Psyched to lead
  • The juvenocrats
  • Heaven and hell
Spring-2014

Spring 2014

  • INDIE KID
  • Super snoopers
  • Asian takeaway
  • Woman's world
Winter-2013

Winter 2013

  • SILVER BULLET
  • You're a liar
  • The death of thinking
  • Energy crash
Autumn-2013

Autumn 2013

  • THE SNOWBALL EFFECT
  • Room at the top
  • Glad to be unhappy
  • Future leader
Summer-2013

Summer 2013

  • THE KEY CODE
  • The trouble with X
  • Breaking your business
  • Is your boss a psycho?
Spring-2013

Spring 2013

  • LORD ABOVE
  • How to switch sides
  • Fight the good fight
  • Get over the Bric wall
February-March-2013

February/March 2013

  • CAREER WOMAN
  • Enter the moral maze
  • To flirt or not to flirt?
  • Who shares wins
Winter-2012

Winter 2012

  • BLUE COLLAR BOSS
  • Points mean prizes
  • Geek speak
  • Meet the winners