Charlie Mullins takes a dive into the current productivity puzzle Britain is trying to solve, touching on training, wages and the new snowflake generation.
Two tours of Bruges, 32 tickets to sell and a battle for the highest profit. Week six of The Apprentice emphasised how not to treat staff, as project managers Sarah-Jayne Clark and Elizabeth McKenna tried to guide their teams to victory with somewhat contrasting leadership styles.
Despite being caught up in various controversies, David Moyes has been named the new manager at West Ham FC. Is it a good idea to introduce such a leader into your business?
Andrew Sentance’s prediction came true. The PwC economic adviser maintained last month that interest rates were to rise – a matter recently confirmed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney. We take a closer look in our October 2017 economic statistics piece.
A map of London, questionable knowledge on Jewish traditions and a race for one of the country’s few remaining “original” Amstrad computers – in week five of The Apprentice, candidates battled in Lord Sugar’s favourite product task, which, this year, was all about him turning 70.
While sexual harassment in the workplace is often considered an uncomfortable topic, the Harvey Weinstein case has seen more people raise their voice in outrage. It’s for this reason former defence secretary Michael Fallon no longer has a place at the prime minister’s side.
It’s the stuff of economic nightmares, but this week’s interest rate rise brought it a step closer to reality. When banks increase the interest and charge for loans and overdrafts, thousands of zombie companies could be pushed into insolvency.
As the UK gears up to divorce the EU, many fear they might soon be citizens of nowhere. As a result, citizenship-by-investment programs have experienced an unprecedented uptake – something Malta is capitalising on.
Detailing his experience to Real Business, we heard from a creative industry founder, who has declared the space can be lonely for people of colour.
As we continue profiling entrepreneurs for Black History Month, one founder explains why he was forced to turn away a client who made an outrageous remark.
In addition to leading the business direction and strategy at his firm, Ed Macnair is keen to foster a solid culture too and brings with him lessons from an armed forces background, which shaped his way of thinking.
“I would love to see the day when we don’t need a Black History Month because we are all recognised for our contribution,” says Brenda Gabriel, who has witnessed both racism and sexism in her career.