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Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
.... Sales and profits have soared, and chairman Peter Cowgill has pulled the business back from what seemed like terminal decline. JD has said a Channel 4 documentary highlighting alleged poor practises at its warehouse did not reflect the working environment in an accurate or balanced way, but it did launch an investigation. ...
'Employers are missing out' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:58 AM
...."They employed someone to come and assess me. She assessed my working environment and made various recommendations. ...
‘Noise-cancelling headphones may bring back the peace’ – our work expert responds image
.... FatherChewyLouie. • Changes to the working environment should be based on feedback, not picked out of the air. ...
New breed of members' club blurs lines between business and pleasure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:20:20 AM
....To remain relevant, private members’ clubs have had to diversify their offering and have taken inspiration from another industry: co-working spaces. Shared office spaces are booming, with freelancers, startups and corporate workers attracted by the flexible and collaborative working environments. ...
UK government leases Canary Wharf offices from Barclays image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 02:06:53 PM
.... The building is owned by Canary Wharf Group. "This new hub will provide a better working environment for many London-based civil servants at considerably less cost to the taxpayer," said minister for the Cabinet Office Ben Gummer. ...
Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:24:57 AM
....Ahead of the rainbow versions being unveiled, HSBC Group general manager Kevin Martin said: "Understanding and embracing everyone's unique perspectives, beliefs and experiences is core to HSBC's values. This campaign demonstrates our commitment to achieving a truly open and diverse working environment. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of October 2016 06:00:09 AM
.... Also, you should seek legal advice. Obviously your daughter would be better off in another working environment, but I cannot see how a reference showing that she was employed as a probation service user could do her any good. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 05:59:23 AM
....• Don’t be afraid to be selfish – you seem to have done your stint for your fellow man already. I suggest you take a 100% break from your current working environment and experience life from a different perspective. ...
.... It’s an environment that attracts 340 million day trips in this country and we want more people to enjoy it. “However it’s important to remember that farmland is a working environment where farmers are often producing quality British food. ...
Sports Direct staff 'not treated as humans', says MPs' report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:01:29 PM
...."No incorrect or misleading information was given, and we will respond to the committee on any and all issues raised within the report within the two-week deadline stipulated. "Transline remains committed to ensuring a safe working environment and fulfilling its duty of care to our employees. ...
First Group to launch budget London to Edinburgh rail service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 12:07:46 PM
....First will run five InterCity-type trains a day in each direction, carrying about 400 passengers. Its trains will also call at Stevenage and Morpeth, the catchment areas for Luton and Newcastle airports, and First hopes they will attract air passengers with a more conducive working environment as well as potentially lower fares. ...
Will tomorrow's office be friend or foe? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 11:57:19 PM
....It is likely to include: workload, the boss, colleagues, uncomfortable chairs, lack of light, no decent food in the canteen and Arctic air-conditioning. Technology may soon be able to ease the last of these, offering a better working environment by allowing workers to control their heating via a smartphone app. ...
Can a business ever source responsibly from a war zone? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 10:41:51 AM
....”. Companies that eschew these principles can find themselves in a tenuous situation in fast-moving and unpredictable working environments and risk reputational damage. ...
Chief executive at major ad agency sued for allegedly saying he'd rape employee image
....In a statement sent after publication Martinez said:. “Further to my previous statement, where I confirmed that I am aware of the recent allegations made by a J Walter Thompson employee in a suit recently filed in the Federal District Court in Manhattan, I want to assure both our clients and my colleagues, that I believe I lead this company with a collaborative and collegial style and did not create the kind of working environment that has been described in the complaint. ...
Plastic bag firm goes bust 'over 5p fee' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 11:08:09 AM
...."It's daunting as I have no interview skills. I'm 49 years old and I've got to now go into a new working environment and start again. ...
Retail job cuts will hit women hardest, union warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 10:54:48 AM
....Women make up almost two-thirds (64%) of the membership of Usdaw, which is running a campaign for better support for parents and carers. Hannett said growing numbers were reporting being under pressure from the changing nature of the retail industry and struggling to balance caring responsibilities with employers’ demands in a “24/7 working environment”. ...
Crisis in kitchens as female talent drains away  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 06:06:00 PM
....“However, their numbers are clearly dwindling overall. Over a third of the women chefs told us the hours are too long, the pay is too low, it’s hard to juggle a family and they don’t necessarily like the working environment. ...
Abuse of migrant workers is now a top risk for businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 05:00:02 AM
.... This must change,” says Burrow. Many of ITUC’s recommendations coincide with those highlighted in Verisk Maplecroft’s report: provide a safe working environment, end short-term contracts, pay a minimum wage and allow for collective bargaining. ...
Australia can have good jobs without sacrificing employment growth | Greg Jericho image
....3. The quality of the working environment: the nature and content of the work, and how much pressure the work involves. ...
Does a pretty office make a productive workforce? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 01:04:28 PM
.... “People spend a lot of time at work and their environment definitely affects them. So if pleasant scenery makes people feel better, there’s a good case that the scenicness of their working environment will have a similar effect. ...
Is a room of one's own a luxury or essential? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:15:19 AM
....”. But if staging a takeover of an unoccupied room isn’t an option, how can you create the best working environment at home?. ...
Businesses are missing a trick by writing off older woman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 08:52:40 AM
....I recently attended a speaking engagement for a group of professional women in the technology industry. Chatting to them at the event, I was shocked to hear about the apparent ageism, as well as sexism, that some of them had experienced in their working environment. ...
My partner is burnt out from his job on a national newspaper in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 07:00:12 AM
.... There seems to be little in the way of newspaper roles, particularly for someone as experienced as him. I worry because he is burnt out – his current working environment is terrible and 14-hour days are the norm. ...
Do you work for one of the 25 best companies in Britain? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 05:00:20 AM
.... Unilever owns Marmite. Consumer goods giant Unilever, which owns brands including Marmite, Ben and Jerry's and Dove, scored highly for the quality of its leadership and its flexible working environment. ...
Heat stress: the next global public health crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 07:15:03 AM
....Related: Nicaraguans demand action over illness killing thousands of sugar cane workers. To reduce the health risks and predicted productivity losses from excessive heat, medical experts recommend keeping working environments cool, either by providing shaded areas outside or by ventilation, fans and air-conditioning. ...
Domino's loses second finance chief in 10 months image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 05:42:22 PM
.... . Nick Batram, an analyst at stockbroker Peel Hunt, said: “Losing two CFOs in a year is bordering on careless and does raise questions about the executive working environment. ...
Domino's Pizza loses second finance director in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 11:50:37 AM
....To lose one chief financial officer in a year looks unfortunate, to lose two looks careless. There may be different reasons for the two departures but Paul’s exit is bound to raise concerns about the working environment at executive level. ...
Forget dry land – houseboats are the perfect business base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 07:00:01 AM
....After a initial trepidation about jumping on and off the boat, my team loved working on Horace. It’s a very creative working environment and the limited space bonds everyone immediately. ...
City of London's tallest skyscraper yet planned for abandoned Pinnacle site image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of November 2015 05:23:27 PM
.... . Anne Kavanagh, global head of asset management and transactions at AXA, said the building will provide a “high quality and environmentally friendly working environment for over 12,000 people”. ...
Can business help achieve sustainable development goals? - live chat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 01:47:59 PM
....Goal 2 for example seeks to end hunger and address nutrition. Goal 7 aims to increase the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030, and Goal 8 concerns the protection labour rights and promotion of safe and secure working environments. ...
Why we must stop framing inclusivity as a women’s issue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 06:15:00 AM
.... I believe a significant part of the problem is that we insist on framing it purely as a gender issue. Instead, I have recently started urging leaders to get behind the business case for a more inclusive working environment for everyone. ...
The innovators: digital nomads make office sharing a reality image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 01:53:19 PM
.... Regus itself has doubled in size in the last five years, said Morris, describing the influence of the mobile working trend as a “key enabler”. He said: “How do you attract talented people? You create working practices and working environments for those people that enable them to have work life balances, to improve employee engagement and that is another thing we can see driving the demand for flexible workspace. ...
Singapore's students ready to be entrepreneurs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of October 2015 11:58:11 PM
.... . Instead they are all gathered around various whiteboards, participating in an activity about stereotypes and prejudices and how they get in the way of a productive working environment. ...
These are the ten jobs with the worst bosses image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 03:31:38 PM
.... With the developments in technology, it has become difficult for employees to disconnect from work when they leave the office. If on top of that, their working environment is sullied by a horrible boss, that’s a huge part of their day spent feeling miserable and stressed," said Trilby Rajna of Approved Index comments. ...
The best companies to work for in the UK image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 02:36:23 PM
....“Highly skilled and driven team with great team support and flexible working hours. Brilliant working environment. ...
Recruiters warn on strike law reforms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 06:40:56 PM
....Many are also worried about the reputational consequences of being linked to a high-profile dispute. And Ms Shoesmith says there are concerns about supplying staff to what are often highly-charged working environments. ...
Is work making you sick? Here are 10 ways to feel better | Robert Rowland Smith image
.... It provides a sense of purpose, offers human contact, creates routine and gives you the remuneration that buys access to healthier lifestyles away from junk food and daytime TV. Of course, not all working environments are beneficial. ...
Has John Lewis lost its way? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 06:00:08 AM
.... Workers are told to get complaining customers off the phone to hit targets – whether their problem’s been resolved or not. This isn’t a description of the working environment at a little-known internet startup or ailing retailer. ...
Leaving banking to sell cheese sandwiches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 11:06:45 AM
.... “My years working in the City taught me a lot about hard work, long hours and pressure, and also what it takes to be successful,” says Kirsten Samuel, a former account manager at Hewlett-Packard. She left to set up Kamwell, a consultancy business which aims to help its clients improve their working environments. ...
Barclays bans flip flops and jeans from its head office in memo to staff image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 11:30:46 AM
....". "There are no plans to change any other aspects of the working environment or culture in 1CP or indeed the dress code in other offices – on the contrary, John McFarlane, Barclays’ Executive Chairman, has been enormously complimentary about the energy, culture and entrepreneurial spirit of our business and is very supportive of our growth agenda. ...
Barclays chairman John McFarlane bans flip-flops and jeans at head office image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 07:00:36 PM
....” . “There are no plans to change any other aspects of the working environment or culture in 1CP or indeed the dress code in other offices – on the contrary, John McFarlane, Barclays’ Executive Chairman, has been enormously complimentary about the energy, culture and entrepreneurial spirit of our business and is very supportive of our growth agenda. ...
Are you working too hard? These are the UK companies with the best work-life balance image
....6/5. Unibet is an online gambling company with over 650 employees, who speak highly of its “respectful, liberal and engaging working environment”. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work issues solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of July 2015 05:59:04 AM
....In your new organisation you’re faced with “impossible targets and deadlines to meet”, and you simply can’t get used to the fact that all those around you seem to take it for granted that, in the frenzy of competition, deadlines may be missed and slipshod work may go uncorrected. In other words, you’re trying to apply standards that were entirely appropriate for one working environment to an entirely different one and, inevitably, you can’t. ...
Scandinavia’s errors: lessons for Greece and Britain image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of July 2015 08:59:29 PM
.... Today, the gap with other countries, including the UK, has shrunk dramatically. Mr Sanandaji also highlights a survey that showed that 44pc of workers believe that it is fine to claim sickness benefits in the event of one’s dissatisfaction with one’s working environment. ...
Toyota exec quits after drug scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 09:08:59 AM
....It added that the investigation on the former executive was still continuing and there was "little" the company could say at the time. "However, we intend to learn from this incident to help ensure a secure working environment for everyone at Toyota around the world as we continue to take the steps necessary to become a truly global company," it said. ...
Britain's heatwave: How hot can it get before your boss has to send you home?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 12:11:00 AM
....“This could well be putting the health of millions workers at risk. “Other factors also play their part; for example some workplaces do not allow employees to open windows, ironically often due to health and safety regulations - if there’s no air conditioning then you’re going to face a hugely uncomfortable working environment when the temperatures rise. ...
Spare a thought for female staff toiling at Qatar Airways image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 01:06:38 AM
.... The ILO says they are discriminatory. It also says they should not “create or contribute to creating an intimidating working environment that could expose employees to sex-based harassment, in particular women migrant employees”. ...
Why it's not right to Snapchat your boss from a party at 3am image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 06:00:09 AM
....From new staff members adding me on Facebook after three days, to random party Snapchat messages sent at 3am from someone who calls in sick the next day – it’s time employers stopped ignoring digital work etiquette and set boundaries for staff members. Businesses are increasingly relying on virtual working environments to not only outsource work but also encourage employee productivity. ...
Leader of the year 2014: James Whatmore image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of June 2015 04:16:28 PM
.... Now James has turned this around and we have doubled in size, the company is fully resourced and on a clear path to rapid growth. The first thing he did was to move the business from a drab industrial area to the Custard Factory in Birmingham, a modern, vibrant working environment. ...
Want to feel like part of the family business? You're not alone image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 05:26:12 PM
.... . Just 11pc of public sector staff said they felt their working environment was one that valued loyalty and tradition, and where bosses were seen as “mentors or parents”. ...
Is your employer allowed to watch you? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 10:24:26 AM
....But that is not to say that employers can’t track your movements at all. And for many workers, this has become an everyday fact of the working environment, whether through the use of CCTV, monitoring the logs of your website use, checking your emails, or keeping a record of phone calls. ...
Banker who won tribunal after being dubbed ‘Crazy Miss Cokehead’ warns others against taking legal action image
.... . However, it added: “ The firm continues to believe that the incidents under consideration were isolated and are unrepresentative of its working environment. ...
Sex discrimination case winner: 'Everybody loses' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of April 2015 11:02:04 PM
....But her legal fight is not over. Sberbank CIB is appealing against the amount the tribunal said they must pay in damages and in a statement told the BBC the incidents against Ms Lokhova were isolated and unrepresentative of its working environment. ...
Robots, hot desking and heat sensors: meet the office of the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of April 2015 06:50:04 AM
....According to Condeco’s chief executive Paul Statham, allocating desks for each employee in a company is no longer a viable proposition because it wastes both a building’s resources and the company’s. “As people demand more flexible working environments, one-to-one desking is becoming a thing of the past and that presents a real headache for space planners and real estate executives,” he says. ...
The innovators: matching autistic people with jobs needing special skills image
....”. That same working environment in which he encountered so many problems over 30 years ago, has now changed, he said. ...
How Sports Direct became cool, against all the odds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of April 2015 04:43:06 PM
.... Selling a mix of well-known brands such as Adidas and Lonsdale as well as lesser known labels such as USA Pro, it remains a confusing business model: a blend of extremely cheap clearance items subsidised by the high-margin sales of its own-brand products. Then last week, Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley found himself in hot water after being openly criticised for operating a highly questionable working environment. ...
The local butcher is back image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of March 2015 05:57:18 PM
.... “Being a butcher is almost becoming a dying trade. People prefer steady office life to the early starts and cold working environment that comes with this job,” he says. ...
Apprenticeships: debt free at 23 and on a £30k salary image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of March 2015 06:00:37 AM
.... . Apprenticeships are paid,skills-based programmes which put students straight into a working environment, providing key practical knowledge that employers often find is lacking in university graduates. ...
Morgan Stanley made a Hunger Games parody a year ago - and now it's been leaked image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of February 2015 11:05:41 AM
....Everyone knows it's cut-throat on Wall Street – but a leaked joke entertainment video for employees paints a disturbing (and cringe-worthy) picture of life at a leading investment firm. The Morgan Stanley Hunger Games parody depicts a working environment where it literally is every individual for themselves. ...
Oil and gas industry in 'bleak' 2014, finds survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of February 2015 12:01:06 AM
.... . Unite Scottish Secretary Pat Rafferty said: "This morning we can see clearly the industry's intention to redraw the offshore landscape for the next generation and it bodes poorly for jobs, pay, skills and a safe working environment. ...
Ex-Tesco chief Terry Leahy blames woes on successor Philip Clarke’s weak strategy image
....Meanwhile, Asda’s chief executive, Andy Clarke, spoke out against legal action being taken by his, mostly female, store employees claiming they should be paid the same as their male counterparts who work in its warehouses. He said staff in Asda’s warehouses earned £2 an hour more and deserved the higher wage because of the tougher working environment. ...
How to create happy and sustainable workplaces? - open thread image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 06:00:11 AM
....The arrival of smart technologies, such as learning thermostats, could feasibly resolve this dilemma between personal choice and overall efficiency. Imagine an office that could teach itself your behavioural patterns and comfort needs, and could automatically adjust your working environment to fit. ...
The Bangladesh Accord factory audits finds more than 80,000 safety hazards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of October 2014 01:56:04 PM
....Out of the factories inspected, over 400 Corrective Action Plans (CAP) have been finalised by the factories and company signatories and approved by the Accord chief safety inspector. The CAPs are paramount as they outline the remedial measures that must be taken to ensure an acceptably safe working environment. ...
UKs best offices revealed  and no table football in sight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of October 2014 11:55:08 AM
.... “The individual spaces, whether it be the marketing suite, the open plan areas, the cosy living room or the staff kitchen – which incorporates the essential large kitchen table – are tied together beautifully,” BCO said. “The office space is exemplar, providing an inspirational and creative working environment. ...
Top 12 countries where British expats say they are healthiest and wealthiest image
.... . The United Arab Emirates (UAE) took third place in the index for the second year running, with 92pc of British expats there reporting a high disposable income, 84pc enjoying a good working environment and 82pc saying they had excellent career prospects. ...
Open-plan offices can be bad for your health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of September 2014 01:54:22 PM
.... If you work in an open-plan office, you may not be surprised to read this. Extensive international research from Ipsos and the Workspace Futures Team of Steelcase shows that 85% of people are dissatisfied with their working environment and can’t concentrate. ...
What happens when you leave Google? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of August 2014 06:50:03 PM
.... They’ve used technology which has been hand-built but based on freely available, open-source software by top-class engineers. Google culture has also been adopted by Qubit, with free food, open communications, a relaxed atmosphere and an agile working environment, designed for collaboration across disciplines. ...
Cultivating the best company image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 28th of June 2014 07:00:59 PM
.... . They became an extension of their clients’ in-house design team, but didn’t want their working environment to copy the corporate culture of their “formal,” blue-chip customers. ...
Lord Browne’s campaign for gay rights stops at the Kremlin image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 29th of May 2014 06:57:07 PM
.... They had never discussed his sexuality and Mr Putin had never indicated his attitude to gay rights. The Glass Closet argues that young gay employees should come out early at work and that businesses should foster a tolerant working environment that allows them to be open about their sexuality. ...

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