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Guide to new pre-natal legislation

From 1 October 2014, expectant fathers, or the partner of a pregnant woman, will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany their partner to up to two antenatal appointments. The new legislation is designed to achieve the Government’s aim of encouraging greater involvement from both parents from the earliest stages of pregnancy. Article from law firm Simons, Muirhead & Burton

Article by: | Published: 23 September 2014

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Psychology of risk management in business

Women and men are programmed psychologically to differ in risk-taking in business, but both are taking more calculated risks in 2014 following the battering the UK took in the last recession according to cognitive psychologist and business improvement specialist, Dr Lynda Shaw.

Article by: | Published: 23 September 2014

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The wrong kind of pension drawdown

Unsophisticated investors face being enrolled into risky drawdown plans. New prod-ucts may be well-intentioned but need suitable risk controls. One-size-fits-all solutions could leave many investors with poor outcomes. Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research. Hargreaves Lansdown.

Article by: | Published: 17 September 2014

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Tips for trusting employees to work remotely

According to the Office for National Statistics, 13.9% of the workforce work from home, the highest level since records began, however many UK bosses still don't trust their staff to work remotely. By Dr Lynda Shaw

Article by: | Published: 17 September 2014

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CV checks revealing wholesale inaccuracies

A new report from pre-employment screening company, First Advantage reveals over a quarter (27.2 percent) of all verification checks on CVs between January 2011 and June 2014 uncovered inaccuracies.

Article by: | Published: 17 September 2014

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The Real ROI of Unpaid Internships

So you're looking to hire an intern to get some fresh eyes on a side of your business that's been neglected recently (see our recent post about the benefits of hiring a content writing intern) or to help out with the extra workload and tackle the odd jobs that have been piling up? The best part is you could get all this done for free right? Because unpaid internships are still a thing right? Well, wrong. Blog from internavenue.com

Article by: | Published: 15 September 2014

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The ‘SUBLIME’ Approach to transformation in the Digital World

The business world seems woefully small when viewed through the digital lens by an increasingly emboldened customer who is passionately willing to switch loyalties for the ‘peace of mind’ that comes from realizing the positive benefits of technological innovation. Article by Murad Salman Mirza expert in Organizational Development, Talent Management and Business Transformation, and Board Member. Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation. operating in the United Arab Emitrates.

Article by: | Published: 15 September 2014