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Bar and restaurant chains scale back UK expansion as costs rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 04:52:05 PM
....However, there was also a positive note with nightclubs experiencing 3. 6% sales growth after a period of decline, according to the ALMR Christie & Co benchmarking report released on Tuesday. ...
Low UK interest rates 'hurt productivity but saved jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:03:10 PM
...."By shining a light on companies' relative performance, the aim is that this would serve as a catalyst for remedial action by company management. Indeed, the aim is to provide firms not only with a means of benchmarking themselves, but with tools to improve performance along identified areas. ...
Vauxhall takeover: Peugeot boss says no plans to shut plants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:34:22 AM
.... . Mr Tavares painted a positive picture of the future for the merged company, suggesting sharing assets and expertise and introducing new internal benchmarking at Opel-Vauxhall would improve performance. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
.... Haines claimed executives at other firms of similar size could earn even more and asserted the risk of defection without evidence. Fund managers, or at least those who bother to form a view, hate this style of “benchmarking” argument because it is a formula for mechanical inflation in boardroom pay. ...
Is the City of London going to hell in a Brexit handcart? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:41:32 PM
.... That is not how the game is meant to be played; rather, companies are supposed to get a policy approved and then let it run for three years. Second, ISS agrees with a point made here a couple of days ago: Imperial is playing the tired and discredited “benchmarking” card. ...
Rolls-Royce’s SFO settlement is big, ugly and serious image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:24:51 PM
.... But has Cooper threatened to quit? Has any executive? And why does Haines think Imperial employs nobody capable of filling her or other executives’ shoes? Answers to these questions would be more useful than Haines’ pious bleat about how he is “sympathetic” – just not in Imperial’s case – to concerns about pay increases which do not reflect performance. City fund managers, even once-shy BlackRock, tell us they want to clamp down on “benchmarking” awards for bosses already earning many millions. ...
World's largest fund manager demands cuts to executive pay and bonuses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 01:39:14 PM
....The fund manager said: “In case of a significant pay increase year-on-year that is out of line with the rest of the workforce, BlackRock expects the company to provide a strong supporting rationale. Large increases should not be justified principally by benchmarking. ...
Christmas cheer fades for high street as buyers shop online from home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:01:03 AM
....Michael said: “We have seen a shift towards online for a number of years but it was more pronounced in December partly because the weak pound drew spend from overseas. It’s also the convenience and comfort of being able to shop from your own home, and we have got a very savvy shopper benchmarking sale prices. ...
Sorrell not on 'superstar' salary, WPP pay chief tells MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 03:39:29 PM
....Balic said BlackRock was preparing a letter to send to 350 UK companies that outlined the company’s concerns including issues such as the calculation of year-on-year pay rises and pension contributions. Balic highlighted issues including pay benchmarking and the use of consultant firms. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:59:25 AM
....My boss is aware that I don’t think some aspects of the job are within my skill set, but has advised me to apply anyway. I think this is a benchmarking exercise, but have to accept that I would not be happy if the job went to someone I felt was less qualified than me. ...
I'm applying for a senior role in my company, but don't really want it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 07:00:10 AM
....My boss is aware that I don’t think some aspects of the job are within my skill set, but has advised me to apply anyway. I think this is a benchmarking exercise, but I have to accept that I would not be happy if the job went to someone I felt was less qualified than me. ...

Under-fire NHS trust paid millions to companies owned by chief executive's former colleagues
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....The companies were awarded the contracts without having to enter a bid, but Southern Health said it had “tested the market to ensure value for money in 2011”. “There has been no increase in rates since this benchmarking exercise took place. ...
Hitachi and Canon not doing enough to tackle forced labour, says new report image
.... The average score for companies scrutinised on a number of areas including auditing processes, recruitment practices and worker rights was 39 out of a possible 100. “The $250bn ICT sector has seen almost unprecedented growth in the past decade yet our benchmarking shows there is still a lot to be done to address the very real risks of forced labour in ICT corporate supply chains,” says Kilian Moote, project director at KnowTheChain. ...
Tweaking pensions law to save Tata Steel UK would be a risky move image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:19:13 PM
.... And if the scheme fell into the Pensions Protection Fund lifeboat, pensioners would be worse off because a 10% haircut applies. A switch from retail price index (RPI) to consumer price index (CPI) benchmarking would impose lesser pain on members and, since the benefits system largely uses CPI as a benchmark these days, it could be argued such a switch is fairish. ...
Tata Steel: warning that pensions restructure could set risky precedent image
....Related: Tata Steel is considering retaining UK business. It could include cutting its long-term liabilities by benchmarking it to the consumer price index (CPI) rather than the retail price index (RPI), which is generally higher. ...
Tata Steel is considering retaining UK business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 07:08:57 PM
.... This package could also be available to Tata Steel, although it is not clear whether they would take up the government’s offer of a 25% stake in the business. However, there is a row within the government about Javid’s plan to cut the liabilities of the pension scheme by benchmarking it against the consumer price index (CPI) rather than the retail price index (RPI) and spinning it off into a new financial vehicle. ...
How social media is transforming the fashion industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 12:08:40 AM
....It's now the number of followers on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, rather than your experience necessarily, that can secure you a top job. "You don't want to be a commercial photographer unless you're famous," says Scott Galloway, clinical professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business in New York, and founder of "digital benchmarking" firm L2. ...
How to boost British productivity and save the NHS all at once image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 03:00:06 PM
.... Whiteboards everywhere are updated hourly and marked with colour-coded dots to show tasks that are on and off target. This relentless benchmarking is not for everyone, Neill admits, nor is the practice of watching workers to find ways to cut waste. ...
Marks and Spencer chief to step down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 07:31:31 AM
....Planning Mr Bolland's succession had not been done "quickly on the back of an envelope", but instead had been a process that had gone on "for years", Mr Swannell added. He declined to discuss whether Marks and Spencer had considered external candidates, but said the firm had used "external benchmarking" during a "thorough, rigorous process" to select candidates. ...
What does a management consultant do anyway? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 12:12:40 AM
....It's something that Campbell Soup Company chief executive Denise Morrison says she has found useful when she's faced "really difficult" business issues. "Working with some outside consultants or people that really can bring you an external perspective or a benchmarking to identify opportunities is a really good way to work," she says. ...
'Hollow words': why there'll be a fight over EU's plans to deal with our waste image
.... The target for reducing municipal waste, for example, has been cut from 70% to 65% and the target for a complete EU ban on landfill by 2030 has been dropped in favour of a target to reduce landfill to a maximum of 10% of all waste by 2030. The target to reduce food-waste, meanwhile, is replaced with a vague-sounding proposal to “support the achievement of the (global) food waste reduction target under the UN sustainable development goals through appropriate steps, the involvement of stakeholders, the sharing of valuable and successful innovation and relevant benchmarking”. ...
Investment bankers 'face bonus cuts' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 02:00:45 PM
.... . Bankers handling mergers and acquisition (M&A) and share sales could see bonuses fall 4% on average, says salary benchmarking website Emolument. ...
What university should you go to for the highest paid career in finance? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 05:00:40 AM
.... . The average pay for analysts and associates, which usually covers the first five years of a career in banking, is £62,000 in the UK and Ireland, according to salary benchmarking company Emolument. ...
Is a higher salary the only way business can boost staff loyalty? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 06:30:04 AM
....“All the evidence shows that engaging employees in corporate volunteering and community activities raises staff satisfaction and makes them feel more positive about their employer. The assumption is that this would feed into greater loyalty,” says Jon Lloyd, head of LBG, a benchmarking standard for measuring companies’ community contributions. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 06:29:38 AM
....Chief Executive Dave Lewis has signalled their will be more price cuts in the run-up to Christmas. Last October Sainsbury's dropped Tesco from its "Brand Match" scheme, benchmarking prices only with Asda. ...
FTSE steady despite Asia falls, with Next and Lloyds leading the way image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:51:46 AM
.... We forecast a 16% rebound in 2017 pre-tax profits as one-off items drop out and new speciality food ingredients, capacity comes online. Our benchmarking analysis with US peer Ingredion points to significant margin recovery over the next few years with upside risk from sharper execution or M&A. ...
Linkin Park bets on hybrid theory that they can be tech start-up investors, too image
.... Early on, the band members were discussing what this project could be. There was a lot of benchmarking, and the students did most of the work here, under the direction of Kiel, deriving lessons from the examples. ...
Eileen Burbidge: the American angel investor spearheading UK fintech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 10:44:49 AM
.... In last month’s productivity plan, the chancellor set out his ambition to make the UK the leading centre for financial innovation in the world and named her special envoy for Fintech – the branch of the technology sector bidding to revolutionise financial services, from mobile banking and money transfers to fundraising and even asset management. As part of the plan Osborne intends to launch a benchmarking exercise in the autumn to establish where the UK lies in the world league. ...
IMF warns of gloomy eurozone outlook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of July 2015 02:00:07 PM
.... For example, it wants the currency bloc to use benchmarks, such as how long it takes to launch a business or the number of days it takes to enforce a contract. “Shifting to outcome-based benchmarking, stronger EU oversight with less discretion in applying existing rules, and better financial incentives for delivering on reform commitments could help accelerate progress on reforms,” the report says. ...
Which degree should you study to get rich quick? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 04:15:38 AM
.... . Economics graduates can expect to be earning £45,000 within five years of graduation, according to the salary benchmarking website Emolument, which crowdsources data from 55,000 individuals. ...
The gender pay gap is hiding in men's bonuses image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 17th of May 2015 03:30:48 PM
.... . Female workers who have graduated from university within the past five years earn an average of 17pc less than their male peers, meaning a woman earns 83pc to every £1 pocketed by a man, according to an analysis of more than 49,000 wages by the salary benchmarking website Emolument. ...
Do we want better health care, or do we want to keep the NHS? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 8th of May 2015 05:10:30 AM
.... . In a recent pamphlet, What Are We afraid Of, Kristian Niemietz of the Institute of Economic Affairs, a free-market think tank, observed that though virtually all other areas of public policy now draw from international best practice, health care funding seems almost immune to benchmarking – so much so that universal coverage is still widely celebrated as if some kind of unique British achievement. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 8th of May 2015 01:41:07 AM
. Outlook The salary benchmarking website emolument. ...
Four charts that show the richest bankers complain the most image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 7th of May 2015 03:44:29 PM
.... But promise them an inside look at their peers’ paypackets and they’ll reveal a few secrets of their own, including the fact that most are unhappy with the bonus pay they receive. A survey of 5000 London-based bankers conducted by Emolument, a salary benchmarking site, has shown that up to 73 per cent of City bankers are dissatisfied or unsure about their latest bonus and that those highest up the payscale are least likely to approve. ...
How a lawyer's salary surges once it reaches £100,000 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of April 2015 07:08:25 AM
.... • Best paid jobs in the UK . The research, by salary benchmarking website Emolument, shows that a degree from a top law school can push salaries up by as much as 25pc. ...
Herding cattle? There's an app for that image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of March 2015 05:50:55 PM
.... . Mr Flaxman said that "benchmarking" a pet against the wider population "depersonalised it". ...
The death of the beer tie will put thousands more pubs out of business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of November 2014 08:03:13 PM
.... But as Christopher Snowdon from the Institute of Economic Affairs points out in an excellent analysis, tenants enjoy a PubCo’s economies of scale when it comes to insurance, fixtures, fittings, televisions or glassware. Under the proposed new system, the PubCos will not only lose a lot of their beer revenues - but they will also see their ability to increase their rents curtailed by a new regulator dedicated to ensuring “fairness” and benchmarking proposed rises. ...
Why it doesn't pay (as much) to be a banker in 2014 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 14th of November 2014 05:52:48 PM
.... . The upshot, according to data provided by the salary benchmarking website Emolument, is that pay for front office staff - the high-fliers that deal with clients - is shrinking dramatically. ...
Forex fines: what the chatroom transcripts reveal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of November 2014 10:12:12 AM
.... . "You know, that's part of what the market, the FX market, and every market is, is doing, is actually adapting to a different set of standards …and the standards of the past which, and the behaviour of the past, which looked perfectly reasonable back then, in the cold light of 2012 or 2013, erm, maybe we don't feel quite so comfortable about and, erm, so that's why you know I'm a little bit nervous about, erm, about the FX market's approach to benchmarking, fixing. ...
Can an 'insider' clean up the City? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 31st of October 2014 11:07:58 PM
.... . Sir Win agrees there has been a lack of punishment for some of the worst offenders in recent scandals, whether they are directors at Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS or those involved in the Libor benchmarking scandal. ...
Can British banking thrive in the new world? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 25th of October 2014 05:00:18 PM
The right ratings system could make worldwide markets more sustainable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of October 2014 11:45:08 AM
.... They’re enshrined on the web, eternally enhancing and undermining personal and business reputations. They provide a vital service to players on both sides of a transaction by – among other things – organizing information, building reputations, and benchmarking companies against their competition. ...
Where the biggest banking bonuses will be this year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of September 2014 12:59:48 PM
.... . According to data from Emolument, the salary benchmarking site, bonuses at banks' foreign exchange divisions are expected fall by 43pc this year. ...
ONS website a source of 'irritation', review finds image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:03:23 PM
.... "In addition, annual benchmark information is incorporated multiple times each year. This adds up to a considerable workload, and this could be reduced by exploring the possibility of having only one benchmarking activity each year, fewer quarters open for revision and working towards limiting the frequency in the GDP quarterly release programme. ...
It seems monkeys and business really do mix when it comes to investing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of June 2014 11:05:26 PM
.... We found that nearly every one of the 10m monkey fund managers beat the performance of the market-cap-weighted indices. One of the implications of our work is that we should perhaps be benchmarking our fund managers against monkeys rather than against a cap-weighted index. ...
Poland's medical tourism clinics offer half-price treatment to the world image
....Across Warsaw at the Swedish-owned Medicover centre – recently named Polish international hospital of the year – the facilities are even more plush, but there is curious absence of patients. The French managing director and other executives make a great play of how they have started benchmarking the 180-bed facility against the best US hospitals, to "drive standards to the highest level they can possibly be". ...
Market report: Deal hopes boost LSE shares image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of May 2014 06:27:02 PM
.... . The purchase would be “strategically sensible”, the analysts said, noting that it would give LSE a 13pc market share in the exchange-traded fund benchmarking industry that would be comparable with MSCI, another major index provider. ...

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