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Wages peanuts

Men and younger workers see biggest falls in pay

While employment rate has returned to its pre-crisis level, wages remain well below their 2008 peak, new research shows

30 January 2015

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fame or shame

How Tesco response to "bad squash" crisis diluted firm's PR

For a company mired in financial woes, a storm over a “vile tasting” drink was the last thing it needed. But it could have dealt with the complaints more effectively

30 January 2015

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Royal justice

How Companies House spelling error crushed owner-managed firm

High Court hits government agency with £9m fine for triggering shutdown of family business that had run for more than a century

29 January 2015

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Lord browne

Lord Browne: "accept imperfection"

Former BP boss says that government will never be perfect – but can be better by changing its attitude to talent management

29 January 2015

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Toptips 2015

Less is more: Five ways to be a great manager in 2015

The trick to developing yourself and your teams is to have a clear focus on doing the important things better

29 January 2015

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Party manifestos

"Go back to your constituencies and prepare for… another Coalition?"

Polls suggest that we could be looking at a further political tie-up after the Election – so how are party leaders trying to get an edge with voters?

28 January 2015

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Paul polman

Unilever chief Paul Polman wins CMI Gold Medal

Leader of consumer goods giant honoured for his emphasis on long-term, sustainable growth and corporate responsibility initiative

28 January 2015

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Upskill managers

Challenge of upskilling line managers "faces every type of firm"

UK organisations are struggling to train managers that have the closest contact with staffers, according to IPA research – and workers’ mental health is at risk

27 January 2015

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Mattel

Playtime's over for Mattel chief as Barbie sales slide

Faltering attempts to revive doll-related product lines lead to changes at the top for toy manufacturer

27 January 2015

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Brent council

Brent firms offered tax cuts for paying Living Wage

Business-rate discounts await bosses in North London borough if they sign up to salary scheme

26 January 2015

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