There’s a lot of talk at the moment about 08 and 03 telephone numbers and the rules surrounding their use. No matter what is said or where the goalposts are moved to the fact remains, each and every business – that values verbal interaction with customers – requires a telephone number.
If you thought have one boss was enough, try reporting to multiple bosses. This is the state of affairs for many of the recruits in Britain's freelance army – the stealth virtual workforce that is helping SMEs in start-ups grow.
Educators should welcome this week’s landmark independent report from business leaders on reforming curricula and qualifications to meet the needs of the economy.
Those in the IT department are often perceived as the ‘no’ people who, when called on for support, cause more problems than they solve. But it need not be that way.
It is unattainable to achieve a 50/50 gender mix in all senior management positions in UK businesses by 2020 because women innately want to be the primary care-giver, says cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw.