KENYA

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

How to select the best business structure for your startup

While most people know that a limited company is the way to go for most startups, you might not be aware of the three options available here in the UK and the relative benefits of each one...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 24 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Nine items your office first aid box should contain

While your office needs should be the base of stocking your first aid box, here are a few basic items that should be included in every office first aid box...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 27 Dec 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Ca-nine to five: One in five workplaces allow pets in the office

According to new research, one-fifth of workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office, yet a similar proportion (16%) of workers have complained about the furry companions...

Issued by CV-Library 27 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London...

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint

Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices...

7 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Marks and Spencer to cut around 525 head office jobs

LONDON, UK: Marks and Spencer is to axe around 525 head office jobs and switch some 400 roles out of London to save costs, the British retail group announced Monday...

6 Sep 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

UK retailer BHS calls in administrators, with 11,000 jobs at risk

LONDON - BHS, the owner of department stores across Britain, has called in outside help to rescue the struggling firm from potential closure and the loss of around 11,000 jobs, administrators said on Monday...

26 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

UK bosses earn 143 times more than workers

LONDON, UK: The heads of Britain's largest companies earned 143 times more than their average employee last year, a study has revealed, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.

19 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Honda will cut UK jobs on weak European car demand

LONDON, UK: Honda will axe 340 jobs by cutting shifts at its factory in western England in response to weak European demand for its cars, the Japanese car manufacturer said.

26 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

British universities join online education revolution

LONDON, UK: Dozens of British universities began offering free online courses through a collective portal, joining a global trend that started in the United States to open higher education to everyone.

19 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,700 jobs in UK

LONDON, UK: Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Tuesday (9 September) that it will create 1,700 jobs at a plant in central England in a £1.5bn investment.

10 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Increasing efficiency and employee wellbeing in a corporate workplace

MANCHESTER, UK: Labour costs are one of the biggest business expenses, so it makes sense to ensure your workers are as productive as they can be. Here are some steps you can take to achieve that.

By Julie Cheung 29 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Unified communications: Not profiling employees poses risk to investments

LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Research reveals employees are often consulted, but their opinion rarely exerted influence.

12 Apr 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Spurred by 35.3% earnings growth

Franchise restaurant group Spur Corporation last week reported diluted headline earnings per share of 89.91c for the six months ended December‚ up 35.3% from the previous period.

11 Mar 2013

PAKISTAN

One Pound Fish singing sensation

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The Internet singing sensation One Pound Fish Man returned to a hero's welcome in Pakistan on Thursday (27 December), vowing to take the signature tune he composed in honour of cut-price fish to France and the United States.

28 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

London strike hurts bargain hunters

LONDON, UK: Strike action heavily disrupted London's Underground train network on Wednesday (26 December), as hundreds of thousands of bargain hunters headed to the shops for the traditional Boxing Day sales held by retailers throughout the city.

27 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Employee productivity levels sink to new lows, says PwC research

LONDON, UK: PwC's Key Trends in Human Capital 2012 report reveals that productivity levels saw a sharp drop in 2011 following a period of relative stability between 2006 and 2010. The report suggests this drop is driven by an increase in employee costs, which have jumped 16% from 2009 to around US$55 000 in 2011.

31 Jul 2012

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