Maternity leave is a subject many employers can’t ignore. But when new mothers return to work part-time, should they still be entitled to the same benefits as a full-time employee?
I really cannot keep quiet over Lord Alan Sugar’s recent comments that the Liberal Democrats under Nick Clegg are like ‘Leyton Orient suddenly being planted in the Champions League’.
The image of the working mum has evolved greatly through the decades. But if help as a working mum can be found at home, why can’t there be help at work when you’re the one in charge.
Last nights Apprentice really set the bar for this series, with both teams coming into the boardroom with quite a profit to show off to Lord Sugar. Unfortunately there always has to be a losing side but with a £76,000 profit, Jamie’s team certainly shouldn’t hang their heads in shame.
Training courses have their place in every business and we all have room to learn. But perhaps the day of standard training is over and better ways need to be found.
I’ve got an issue with some of the things that have come out of the CBI conference that I just can’t ignore…
I’ve found that wasting money is appallingly easy in business, particularly as you grow bigger. It’s not easy to deal with and I’ve had experience both of making great savings and wasting money too. Since saving money by negotiating with suppliers is pretty obvious, I’ll leave that topic out. Instead, I want to talk about a few of the more unusual ways I’ve found that make it possible to keep those costs under control.
Week three and all the contestants have now had the chance to get a real taste of what the Apprentice experience is all about. With Dan and Joy being fired in the first two weeks everyone must feel vulnerable.
Taking the lead in a business environment can mean often juggling your team’s problems. But embracing problem solving could lead to a happier workforce.
Well its back and it has started with a BANG, well bangers to be precise. Lord Sugar had all 16 candidates working through the night to produce a range of sausages and sell to the public. Its brilliant and clearly designed to see how people can cope with pressure and of course to see people taking chunks out of each other and this episode did not disappoint.