Real Business was invited along to the House of Commons on 10 March to soak up the buzz around this year's National Apprenticeship Week. With the event just one of 600 held across the week, its focus was on where apprentices fit into SME operations, advising entrepreneurs and small firms in the pavilion how they can embrace the recruitment strategy.
Over half of UK employees have hit out at their workplaces to say they're not provided with access to digital services to do the job sufficiently, a report from Fujitsu has found.
Ahead of Mother's Day on 15 March 2015, a study from Interflora has found the average British mum works 119 hours a week, notching up a salary of £172,000 a year due to the diverse duties involved.
Earlier this week the BBC published a quiz for children on CBBC with questions and answers. The "right" answer in each case was to lie or cheat. Children who chose other answers were told they were "too nice to get to the top in business".
What do you when your brand products are so successful that just about everyone in the planet owns at least one from its range? Enter the luxury market.
Eating out has become the new normal for UK consumers. It was even suggested that branded restaurants grew by 22 per cent between 2012 and 2015. But just as the sector seems to be taking off, the EU slammed new regulations in place which could cost the industry an estimated £200m a year.
The government's three-year trailblazer qualification, designed to ensure a higher level of apprenticeships, allows young people to achieve a level six apprenticeship, equivalent to an undergraduate university degree. Barclays is the first company to take advantage of it.
When women go on maternity leave their skills are often parked up and under-utilised for months or years on end. Now, 2to3days has emerged and is connecting employers with these new mothers
The number of people taking their employers to employment tribunals could rise as the government reviews the fee payable by employees over the next few weeks.
As a business owner, there is one hard truth you need to acknowledge: Disputes in the workplace are inevitable. There will be clashing opinions, competitive tensions, compensation problems and performance issues – all of which represent headaches, inefficiency and financial loss for your business.
Digital Catapult – the Innovate UK-funded digital ideas hub – plans to introduce three new digital innovation centres in Brighton, Yorkshire and North East & Tees Valley as part of a £9m investment to drive growth and creativity in the digital economy.
Jeremy Clarkson is no stranger to being told off by BBC bosses. He once joked that lorry drivers “murder prostitutes”, referred to a Ferrari as "having special needs” and called Gordon Brown a “one-eyed Scottish idiot”. But this time he may have gone a little too far.