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Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Recruitment News Nov 14 – 2

    ELAS have reported that over a working lifetime, the UK hourly wage difference between men and women totals over £250,000.  ELAS based this on ONS figures and stated that (based on an average salary of £26,500) women would be required to work for an additional nine and a half years to make up that difference. … Read more

  • Shaper: Robin Rowland

    Show aired on 29th November 2014 Robin Rowland Robin Rowland has led YO! Sushi’s growth over the past 15 years. He joined the company when there were four London restaurants. As CEO, Robin put the team and systems in place to grow the business to 90 restaurants (75 UK restaurants and 15 restaurants overseas will… Read more

  • Mishcon hosts “Question Time” Event on Transparency v Privacy

    In the House of Commons and here at Mishcon de Reya this week the debate has continued on the Government’s proposed public register of beneficial ownership (the so-called “PSC” or “People with Significant Control” register). On Tuesday evening, we hosted a “Question Time” panel debate attended by 70 interested businesses, charities and advisers.  On our… Read more

  • Managing poor performance

    A manager’s guide to handling poor performance One of the biggest challenges for most employers is handling underperforming staff.  Tolerating poor performance not only means that the business is (over) paying for work and potentially failing to deliver what its customers and clients expect, it also has an impact on the morale of the employees… Read more

  • Shaper: Sara Murray

    Show aired on 22nd November 2014 Sara Murray Sara is a serial technology entrepreneur. She founded a number of companies including Ninah Consulting and Inspop, which owns the brand Confused.com. Sara then founded and now runs Buddi, which provides technology for remote health and location monitoring of people.  Sara is a previous Entrepreneur of the Year winner… Read more

  • Shaper: Jo Hansford

    Show aired on 15th November 2014 Jo Hansford Described by Marie Claire as “the First Lady of Colour” and hailed by American Vogue as “the best tinter on the planet”, Jo Hansford MBE is quite simply an icon in the field of hair colouring. Jo is held in the highest regard by her peers in… Read more

  • Gambling Advertising – The ASA’s latest Review

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published its long awaited review of gambling advertising.  The review, announced earlier this year, was prompted by the increase in gambling advertising following deregulation after the introduction of the Gambling Act in 2007.  It covers the following three key areas: Trends in complaints:  an analysis of complaints data from… Read more

  • Armchair activists – the growth of shareholder activism

    What if fuelling the increase in shareholder activism in the UK? An NGO lobbying an oil company to stop it exploring the arctic tundra and a New York hedge fund advocating a change of management at an investment fund would seem, at first glance, to be strange bed fellows—yet both of them are shareholder activists…. Read more

  • The impact of China’s anti-corruption drive on Western businesses

    You’d be forgiven for thinking that fraud and corruption is an accepted part of China’s business culture. But the number of large multinational companies that are falling foul of the Chinese government’s anti-corruption drive demonstrates just how much they want to change the perception that foreign companies can enter their market and commit fraud. At… Read more

  • Shaper: Raymond Blanc

    Show aired on 8th November 2014 Raymond’s cooking has received tributes from every national and international guide to culinary excellence there is. His story began Besançon, the capital of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, where Raymond was born. He was inspired by his mother, who used created wholesome meals for the family. In 1972,… Read more

  • Recruitment News Nov 14

    A director at KPMG’s People Powered Performance practice, Ingrid Waterfield, has claimed that the reasons behind the unequal pay gap between men and women still need to be addressed. She says that simple knowledge of existing pay gaps does “nothing to address the fundamental cultural issues that still need to be tackled”, and argues that… Read more

  • Implications of the holiday pay ruling

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held on 4 November 2014 that holiday pay must reflect an employee’s ‘normal pay’ – which will include overtime in certain circumstances.  It is thought that this will affect around 5m employees. What is included in the calculation? The judgment was concerned with ‘non guaranteed’ overtime – that is, overtime… Read more