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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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Frozen eggs

Tech chiefs offer to freeze female workers' eggs

Apple and Facebook bosses pledge to foot the bill for cold storage, if staffers want to delay parenthood in favour of their careers

15 October 2014

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Alan sugar

"Ghastly reputation" of UK business pinned on The Apprentice

“Reality business” shows blamed along with lacklustre government support and disgraces of high-profile managers for “souring” the image of corporate life

14 October 2014

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Fairtrade

"Generation Fairtrade": UK teens want bosses to act more ethically

Business leaders should be more aware of what the lucrative, youth demographic expects of them, survey suggests

14 October 2014

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Disabled worker

Tips for bosses on how to handle emotive talks with disabled staff

Business Disability Forum unveils new guide to help managers work their way through personal conversations with staffers who have mental health issues or physical disabilities

13 October 2014

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