Last night The Apprentice went international with the teams travelling to Germany for a crisp selling task. So how did they do? How was going to end being told that they were to be gebrannt!
There will always be the dilemma among employers over the best candidate. But can a change in the maternity law structure make it easier for both employer and their workforce?
To start things off, I thought Lord Sugar was hilarious last night when he had a pop at Stuart for his PJ’s! Having woken up the contenders for their next task, Lord Sugar entered the house to see them all with their bed head and asked Stuart if his half mast PJ’s were his own image of “Stuart Baggs the brand!” Ha ha – quality.
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?
Week five on The Apprentice and the boardroom has never been so catty – the three candidates to face Lord Sugar (Paloma, Alex and Sandeesh) all seemed ready to backstab each other. I have to say, after last night’s show, it never ceases to amaze me what the board room can bring out in people!
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.
I think that sleeping in the middle of the working day is ok. I know this is going to be controversial.
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 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.