Any company doing business online faces the possibility of being hacked. But while UK bosses acknowledge the need for strategy to mitigate digital risks, they believe most cyber issues don’t apply to them in the first place.
Author Shané Schutte
If you’re putting your next reading list together, but are stuck for business book ideas, here are the recommendations of 11 UK leaders.
With the nation’s ability to counter stress under a magnifying glass, Gedanken managing director David Cliff details how SME bosses can address mental health – and delivers opinion on where Britain is still lacking.
At the beginning of July, an Airbnb host cancelled a booking made by a guest, telling her: “One word says it all. Asian.” The platform’s response, Siegel+Gale associate strategist Toby Marks unveiled to Real Business, is one to be praised.
A female has been appointed as the 13th Time Lord, sparking much debate around gender equality. We asked those in business whether the surrounding conversation had made its way into the office.
As far as leadership traits go, bravery ranks high on the list of must-have’s – and those making it a priority have been branded courageous executives by ThoughtWorks.
Mondays have become eponymous with slow starts and lack of productivity. And while bosses look for ways to combat employees’ hatred of the day, boosting the office mood and offering free food seem to be the only real solutions.
Costa is back in the news, and unfortunately it’s not because of reputation recovery efforts. Instead, staff have decided to show that the company – and National Rail – would prosecute kind behaviour.
We’ve all had our share of unique jobs, but possibly topping most experiences is being hired to protect a horse from Glastonbury festival revellers. James Cadbury, founder of Love Cocoa, unveils his one-time strange job to Real Business.
You need to address someone’s hygiene, a member of staff has started to cry after a fault you called them up on, or a bully has been flagged in the workplace. As boss, you’ll undoubtedly come across uncomfortable situations and awkward conversations such as these.
It’s time to acknowledge that while we work longer hours, a distraction epidemic is spreading across Britain, making it harder for staff to refocus.
The difference between maternity, paternity and shared parental leave is vast, so it wouldn’t hurt to know what each one entails.