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How flexible pay can boost UK productivity

By DAVID BROWN THE UK economy is struggling with a cost-of-living crisis putting pressure on millions of households. The change of leadership with the appointment of...
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Is ‘quiet quitting’ working-to-rule by another name?

“QUIET QUITTING” is the latest workplace buzzword — and a possible explanation for under-performing companies. It’s not a new concept. Trade union members will recognise...
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Vulnerability: the heartbeat of creativity and innovation

By CHRIS PATON THE NUMBER of UK businesses forced to close in the last quarter was 137,210 — 23 percent up on the same period...
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Tackling climate hazards head-on with pragmatic, progressive prep

By LARA ALVAREZ CLIMATE hazards are increasing in frequency and severity, posing risk to life, assets, infrastructure, and supply chains. Systemic disruption is driven by policy...
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The future of women’s health in the workplace

By GEETA NARGUND HEALTH has been at the forefront of the global agenda over the past two years, with business leaders having to re-evaluate their...
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Could matching EU quotas improve UK gender diversity?

By FRANCESCA ANOJA FROM June 2026, all 27 EU member states will have to enforce mandatory quotas that ensure at least 40 percent of non-executive...
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Workers hot and bothered by raging summer weather

GETTING hot under the collar? Not surprising, this summer — and maximum workplace temperatures are a hotly contested topic in Britain. There are no clear...
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Employment contract: ensure it’s fine before signing on the dotted line

Employment lawyer LOUISE LAWRENCE shares her top tips for signing contracts of employment Probationary period THIS CAN have benefits for both parties as if you end...
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Could biophilic design bring employees back to the office?

BIOPHILIA is a term coined in 1973 by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm to describe the human desire for a connection with Nature. With 66 percent of...
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Ukrainian ed-tech firm defies war to expand in UK and EU

UKRAINIAN ed-tech firm DAN.IT is beginning a major expansion drive in the United Kingdom, backed by global tech companies and private investors. The metaverse-based education...