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Millennials increasingly more challenging to work with

“Making sure that managers understand what motivates workers from different generations, how they like to communicate, and identifying common sources of conflict is essential to creating a strong team of varied generations and diversity of opinions.”

Contributor: Chirs Hickey | Published: 19 February 2019

Can employers dismiss Brexiteer employees?

"Simply voting to leave the EU is not grounds enough to dismiss someone. We live in a democratic society with people having the right to vote however they wish, meaning they simply cannot be dismissed for exercising this right."

Contributor: Joanne Wells | Published: 19 February 2019

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Which companies are covering commuting cost?

Those travelling into London are much worse off, with this cost increasing to almost £200,000. This is an enormous amount of money and certainly puts a dent in the finances of hard-working men and women across the country

Contributor: Tom Chapman | Published: 17 February 2019

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No deal Brexit: passports with less than six months won’t be accepted

If left until the last minute, there could be long delays in processing applications as large numbers of people look to renew their passports in the event of a no deal on Brexit. Companies with overseas workers in the EU would be wise to act now.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis | Published: 16 February 2019

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Businesses are struggling to meet strategic goals

“It is true that the changes in business imperatives have never been more frenetic, but it’s critical that organisations work to predict future talent needs and either hire or retrain existing employees to meet the challenges of tomorrow,”.

Contributor: Kay Cooper | Published: 15 February 2019

Fatality highlights concerns over employee life cover in construction sector

Under the B&CE’s accident and life cover scheme’s standard rate if a member dies at work their family receives £80,000 and if they die while not at work the benefit is £40,000. The scheme which is paid for by the employer costs just £1.49 a week, less than three pence an hour for workers undertaking a typical 50 hour week.

Contributor: Jerry Swain | Published: 15 February 2019

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SMEs are gunning for growth in 2019 

According to new research from business energy supplier, Opus Energy, Despite official figures from the ONS showing a decline in consumer spending throughout much of 2018, entrepreneurs remain optimistic for small business growth. 

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 14 February 2019

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Investors prefer ‘disruptive’ start-ups, but give them less money

Timo analysed data of 918 start-ups from Start-Up Nation Central, a private non-profit organisation that has collected data on all Israeli start-ups since 2013. He compared the characteristics of each profile’s vision statement, aimed at investors, with how much funding the venture secured.

Contributor: Timo van Balen | Published: 14 February 2019