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Improve job satisfaction and increase productivity

by Eve Watkins, jobs organization leadership management
Motivation is an important tool in raising productivity levels and ensuring targets are met in a timely manner - but motivation and job satisfaction are not the same thing
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SMEs neglected at a critical economic time

by Emmanouil Schizas, ACCA

Governments have the right intentions for fuelling SME growth, but initiatives should focus on enterprise development as an evolutionary, non-linear process
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An effective way to recruit

by Pravin Paratey, CTO, Affectv

An effective way to recruit people internally - or externally - using a case study with tips
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Is unconscious bias adversely affecting your decisions?

by Claire Williams, Director, Inclusive Employers

Unconscious bias is a business-inhibiting problem that can impact on attitudes and behaviour at work. Some tips on how to avoid it
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Online legal services for small businesses

by Mark Edwards, General Manager, Rocket Lawyer

Many service industries have modernised and now the legal industry is transforming too, changing the way people seek legal advice and manage their legal affairs forever
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Managing sustained innovation for a smarter planet

by Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation, innovation it
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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Too many chiefs?

by David Pearson

Many organisations have several officers with the title 'Chief' - do we really need all these chiefs or do they lead to a dilution of responsibility, accountability and clarity?
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