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Volunteer crowds

Bosses prefer career starters with volunteering experience

Employers favour entry-level applicants who have social-action work under their belts, says CIPD – but are failing to let jobseekers know

06 July 2015

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Productive factory

Three tips for using the office experience to boost productivity

Office layouts and atmospheres make a huge contribution to management and leadership styles, so a few adjustments can make your company’s output soar

06 July 2015

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Sid steve

Game, set, perfect match: five top mentor and mentee partnerships

Questions over tennis ace Rafa Nadal's reliance on his uncle as coach have highlighted the importance of mentors in management and leadership

03 July 2015

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Employee owned

Meet Britain's most highly motivated companies

As we celebrate Employee Ownership Day, ground-breaking new research from the CMI reveals how much giving ownership to employees can improve business and individual performance

03 July 2015

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Hate speech

Hate speech: how should bosses tackle staff who make harmful online comments?

As a Wall Street exec pays out £11.5m for smearing a former intern, we look at how managers can prevent online abuse among staff

02 July 2015

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Blueprints

Six megabudget infrastructure projects that dwarf third Heathrow runway

A fresh storm has raged over regulatory approval for a Heathrow expansion – but other big projects around the world leave it in the shade

01 July 2015

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Fracking poppies

How fracking blow will test government resolve on devolution

As controversial energy method suffers planning blight, our political columnist Jon Bennett weighs the potential effects on the “Northern Powerhouse”

01 July 2015

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kpis

When KPIs get OTT

MP Nicky Morgan’s plan to use metrics for earmarking “coasting” schools has raised the profile of KPIs in the public sector. But should there be limits to measurements in management?

01 July 2015

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Meetings wastage

Too long, irrelevant, disorganised: the truth about meetings

Only 44% of time in meetings is well spent, new research shows, with productivity at risk as bungling attendees veer off topic

30 June 2015

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Andy Murray

Andy Murray: Five Mental Strategies to look out for at Wimbledon

With the Scot set to carry the hopes of a nation for the next two weeks, Insights looks at how he handles the immense mental pressure

29 June 2015

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