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Company boards ‘flounder on diversity and inclusion’

A REPORT by the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Diversity and Inclusion points to a lack of trustee board diversity in the UK. It...
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Bezos stepping-down — ish: a new role for Amazon head

JEFF BEZOS is stepping-down as chief executive of Amazon, but "this isn't about retiring,” he has announced. The billionaire, who founded the e-commerce giant some...
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2021: Outlook, advice for the UK’s employers

ALEKSANDRA TRACZYK, a solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, traces a brief trail into the fresh Brexit landscape DECEMBER 31 marked the end of 2020, a year...
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Stereotypes of entrepreneurs ‘preventing problem-solving’

OUTDATED and negative stereotypes could be preventing people from recognising entrepreneurial qualities in themselves at a time when these skills are needed most, a...
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Free counselling for workers fearing anew for future of their jobs

PUSH, a UK wellbeing and performance company, will be offering free one-to-one mental health support sessions to those struggling with the challenges of coming...
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Work-Life Week is here, how should we mark it in 2020?

THIS is National Work-Life Week — and it sure picked its moment to arrive. With a topsy-turvy world of remote working, overseas escapes, sackings and...
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Using behavioural science can boost productivity and liberate our creative sides

Many Conservative MPs in Britain are reportedly flinching at the idea of compulsory ‘unconscious bias training’. STEPHANIE WATSON explains why all of us should...
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A nation of shopkeepers? Entrepreneurs, more like!

ENTREPRENEURIAL Britain is a two-day initiative planned for 2021 and designed “to reignite the entrepreneurial spirit” of UK towns and cities. The outbreak of Covid-19...
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Burnout is coming to get us — WHO has taken note

THE WORLD Health Organisation has officially recognised burnout as a major health risk, and not a moment too soon for some stressed workers. While furloughed...
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The route to profitability — in times of pandemic

ASHLEIGH HINDE, CEO and founder of contact lens company Waldo, on the difficulty of balancing the people, payments and profits equation during tough times WITH...