Getting women on board

February 15, 2011

The previous UK government loved reviews and inquiries – and the new one is little different. From corporate governance, to pensions, to the structure of banks, those in Westminster relish a report, preferably one packed full of important-sounding recommendations but which compel no one to do anything. That’s because, very often, the problem being tackled is not one that can be easily or neatly solved with legislation or a slap on the wrist.

from The Great Debate UK:

Sluggish U.S. economy may threaten UK business development

August 10, 2010

- Paddy Earnshaw is the Director of Customer Relations at Travelex Global Business Payments. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from MacroScope:

Health and the older worker

November 19, 2009

An interesting post on ING's new eZonomics blog points the reader to a new study on older workers and health.  The findings -- as reported in The Lancet -- don't at first glance look terribly surprising:

Do you think tipping improves service?

October 1, 2009

restaurantTipping just got more complicated — or did it?

Under new legislation, employers will no longer be able to use tips and service charges to make up the minimum wage salaries of its workers.

Would you take a pay cut?

December 11, 2008

A small but growing number of companies are considering asking their workers to take a pay cut as a means of cutting costs without having to fire anyone.