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UCLanMBA

The motivations behind studying an MBA [New research]

Research from the University of Central Lancashire looks into the reasons why people are enrolling on MBAs

03 May 2016

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Boardroom

New research ranks major European nations on boardroom gender diversity

Boardroom diversity is improving across Europe, but the UK still lags behind European rivals, according to the latest research from European Women on Boards

29 April 2016

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Pounds

Are they worth it? Six Humongous Executive Pay Deals and Why They Were Awarded

Shareholders at oil giant BP rejected the £14.13m pay deal for chief executive Bob Dudley . WPP boss Martin Sorrell is robustly defending his own £70m earnings. Here are some eye-watering executive salary packages, and the arguments made to defend them

28 April 2016

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Baby

All you need to know about shared parental leave

Introduced in 2015, shared parental leave is still not being taken up by the majority of parents. But what can be done to ensure parents are given fair access to the rights they are entitled to?

28 April 2016

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PoachingStaff

Employee retention strategies: how to poach-proof your superstar performers

Facebook’s raid of Google for head of new lab Regina Dugan, and Apple veteran Danny Coster leaving the tech giant to join action camera-maker GoPro show how competitive the market is for top talent. Here’s a top talent staff retention guide

27 April 2016

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BHSStore

What's Gone Wrong at BHS and Could the High-street Chain Have Been Saved?

High-street retailer BHS has filed for administration after seven consecutive years of losses, putting 11,000 jobs at risk

26 April 2016

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PerformanceReview

10 common problems with performance appraisals [and how to solve them]

Many people hate annual performance reviews. Not fair, too generic, not frequent enough, they say. But the criticisms of appraisals are usually unfair

25 April 2016

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship levy: new employer guidance released

CMI says timetable opens the door for employers ‘to take full advantage of available skills funding’

22 April 2016

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Flexible spring

Why now's the time to deliver on flexible working [new research]

British workers want flexible working. In fact, more than one in five workers would take a pay cut in return for reduced hours, according to a new report by the Centre for the Modern Family

22 April 2016

GeorgeOsborne

Chancellor slams businesses for cutting staff benefits in response to National Living Wage

George Osborne’s comments come after a number of companies cut perks such as free lunches and paid breaks following the 50p increase in the hourly wage for over 25s

21 April 2016

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