The day in which women stop being paid – ironically termed Equal Pay Day – is just around the corner. It will undoubtedly flag ways in which employers can drive progress, but the key role corporate culture can play cannot be ignored.
The travel sector has had its fair share of negative headlines, but it is still an industry bursting with innovation – one which other disciplines look to for inspiration.
Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell once said, “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bravery is applicable to many situations, but in my experience as coach and entrepreneur, I’ve found it particularly true for leadership.
The global workforce is evolving rapidly and even more so for those at the cutting edge – developers, designers, digital creatives, IT professionals and those otherwise involved in driving the digital transformation of the business.
It seems taking a back seat is something a lot of people are finding increasingly difficult to do and a return to work after retiring could be on the cards.
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.
The retail sector is buzzing with discussion regarding the constant challenge of meeting growing consumer expectations and the weight that businesses should give to each of these expectations.
The Bank of England has today announced a bank interest rates rise, which will be the first in a decade, and the UK’s entrepreneurs have been vocal with their thoughts.
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.
Full fibre is deemed the gold standard for broadband – and one of the reasons it is seen as such is that it removes the speed drop over distance that existing DSL products suffer from. But there may be a slight issue with Openreach’s roll-out announcement.
A bunch of lazy slackers we definitely are not, but if we are to achieve the levels of economic growth we desperately need in the UK, we are going to have to sort out our historically low productivity problem.
Profits aside, week four of The Apprentice was a close one to call. Both teams made awful decisions that suggested they’re complacent – a no-no in business.