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Equalities watchdog blocks women-only board shortlists

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission deems all-women illegal in landmark move.

25 July 2014

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fame or shame

Have fast food brands reacted too slowly to China meat crisis?

Three leading purveyors have condemned lax standards in China’s food industry, but may not have done enough to restore consumer confidence

25 July 2014

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Youth jobs

Employers improving engagement with young jobseekers, finds CIPD

Research indicates that bosses are beginning to adjust their recruitment practices to make them more “youth friendly”

24 July 2014

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Obesity ruling

How does EU ruling on workplace obesity affect bosses?

An opinion from Europe’s central court has advised that obesity should be regarded as a disability. A specialist employment lawyer provides some thoughts on how this affects managers

24 July 2014

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Michael Gove

Why did the "Michael Gove problem" need solving?

David Cameron’s sentiment-free move to demote the reformer who garnered pockets of admiration amid wider parental enmity reveals what kind of battleground the next election will be fought on

23 July 2014

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RBS lending

RBS chiefs accused of "belated U-turn" on business lending evidence

Leading Tory MP criticises bank’s apparent backtrack on regrets that its restructuring division was described internally as a “profit centre”

23 July 2014

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Job centre

Job centres failing to deliver reliable talent, says think tank

The town-centre locations for getting jobs are not actually doing their job, according to Policy Exchange – suggesting that they could be opened up to competition from businesses and charities

22 July 2014

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Management robot

Humans missing from management, finds Commission

Good people managers with long-term outlooks are in greater demand than ever, even as the business world automates. Yet the system is failing to develop them – and is hooked on short-termism

22 July 2014

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Tesco boss

Tesco boss Philip Clarke makes shock exit after profit warning

Supermarket chief set to be replaced by Unilever boss Dave Lewis after investor dissatisfaction over slumping sales

21 July 2014

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Right shoring

Why bosses should think about rightshoring, not reshoring

A government funding initiative is tempting managers to repatriate overseas production – but they should keep their minds as open as possible, writes a leading supply-chain expert

18 July 2014

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