Being a newly appointed CEO is, in equal parts, exhilarating and overwhelming. It is a tough, risky job with high levels of responsibility and stress – so getting a good start is essential.
From 1982 to 1987 I travelled a wild and rocky road on Wall Street. My five years as a futures trader at the epicentre of capitalism were stressful, and to deal with it I played hard. I was young and impressionable and was taken in by all the temptations the city could offer, like a kid in a candy store. It took overcoming alcoholism to boot me in the right direction.
Following a consultation garnering 3,000 response, HMRC has announced how the Making Tax Digital policy will look in action and made amendments to suit concerned businesses.
The Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2016 report emphasised how skill shortages would soon pressure bosses to increase wages. This prediction has come to fruition, with the UK’s best paid jobs seeing significant salary gains.
Energy efficiency might not be everyone’s priority, but aside from being good for the environment it just makes good business sense.
The events of 2016 created a great deal of uncertainty, so it’s important to focus on the things SMEs can do now to manage impending legislation and, ultimately, make life easier in the coming year.
Monday 6 February has been dubbed “National Sickie Day”– the most popular day in the year for UK employees to be reliably unreliable and phone their bosses to say they won’t be in.