From the first M&As in the 18th century, where be-wigged and powdered captains of industry counted out the guinea notes, right up to the late noughties, the human commodity of the deal was very much part of the chattels, and either perceived of value or dispensable.
Published: 5 June 2019
In this article, member firms of Ius Laboris, report on the most significant employment law developments in their jurisdictions for ... View Article
Published: 21 March 2019
Studies have shown that around 50 percent of women find work ‘somewhat’ or ‘fairly’ difficult due to the symptoms of menopause. That’s a lot of women - and a staggering 10 percent have considered giving up work altogether as a result of their symptoms.
Published: 13 March 2019
Overall country competitiveness is influenced by the social environment and regulatory regime set down by governments, coupled with the corporate efficiency. Multinationals take decisions to move manufacturing or support services to countries to take advantage of global efficiencies and advantageous regulatory regimes. The research from the WEF reflects this. The opportunity for multinationals is therefore, to explore how they can maximise the productivity and employee welfare within each country by focusing on well-being as a driver for a strong, happy and productive workforce.
Published: 19 February 2019
With more people at risk of getting cancer, and more people surviving, the number of people returning to work will continue to rise. For employers, it’s imperative that the process is handled as best it can, not only from the perspective of the individual in their return.
Published: 5 February 2019
For entrepreneurs and business owners, the exit is supposed to be the moment all your blood, sweat and tears finally become worth it. It should be the confirmation that you are set-up financially to create your new venture, or free to skip off on a happy, bountiful retirement.
Published: 4 January 2019
Globalisation continues to offer businesses exciting opportunities to expand beyond their current remit, and this creates new job opportunities for individuals. Working overseas can be a life-enhancing experience, but it’s not always positive if suitable due diligence hasn’t been conducted beforehand.
Published: 19 November 2018
John McDonnell’s proposed to compel large companies to move towards 10 percent employee ownership, but CBI says it will reduce productivity. It is surprising that the CBI's immediate reaction to Labour’s employee ownership plan is that it is a “diktat” or an imposition and will reduce productivity not increase it.
Published: 27 September 2018
For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.
Published: 29 June 2018
The Supreme Court’s decision last month in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood was not just academically interesting, but also serves as another useful reminder to all HR practitioners of the importance of ensuring that any notice to terminate employment has been properly communicated to the employee in a clear and timely manner.
Published: 17 June 2018