Business Works

Avoid business losses through debt

by Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for Business, finance riskmanagement
UK SMEs wrote off a combined 5.8 billion Pounds in the last financial year - top tips to avoid unpaid debt
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HR failing to tackle leadership

by Jane Chesters, Co-founder, Orion Partners

Organisational agility is being compromised by HR professionals failing to address weaknesses in leadership development
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Data protection shake-up - is your business protected?

by Steve Woolley, Head of External Affairs, CIM

It is critical that companies know the facts, seek advice and act early to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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Improving communications in the office

by Ciara McGrath, Head of HR and Talent, Instant Offices

One of the most vital aspects of working in business is communication - it ensures that issues are solved effectively and that all projects can run efficiently
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Boardroom dilemma - a grim fairytale?

by Dr Bengt Skarstam and Ivor Hopkins

In the new business world, the responsible business is the one that not only clearly states its values and ethics, but also visibly uses them in its daily actions. Key to this change is the Board
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What makes a successful business person?

by Michael O'Connell, owner, Jolly Wodgers, leadership business
Anyone can set up a business, but to be successful you need to be tolerant, ready to work night and day, make huge personal sacrifices, have a good business plan and deliver it
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Managing sustained innovation for a smarter planet

by Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation

Extraordinary outcomes can be achieved when the right people, infrastructure and motivation come together - sustained innovation is becoming more significant
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What is the real purpose of a company?

by Dr Graham Wylie, CEO, The Medical Research Network

The role of the company - a vehicle to provide forms of specialisation in society that generates positive value to drive social improvements in quality-of-life
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Is banker bashing fair and justified?

by Sir Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank

Seismic global economic shifts, unprecedented and depressing volatility in the markets, major concerns about the banking industry itself and a tsunami of new regulations have combined to make for a very difficult ride
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Stop wasting valuable talent

by Sharon Glancy, MD, People 1st

There has been a lot of talk about the representation of women on boards, but equally important is the loss of skills, experience and knowledge that happens after career breaks
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