The Chartered Management Institute estimates women in the UK are underpaid every day by 100 minutes in comparison to male colleagues; as evidenced by the BBC’s pay gap figures. Hence the new requirements for reporting gender pay gaps in businesses of over 250 people, which go beyond the existing requirement for equal pay. Some studies […]
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In all major economies, the ‘productivity puzzle’ (lower-than-forecast, since the financial crisis) defies easy explanation. The UK has a particularly acute challenge (and opportunity): labour productivity – output per hour worked – is 35% below Germany and 30% below the US. French workers produce as much by Thursday tea time as British workers do by […]
Few teenagers know what they really want to do, and half of 25-34 year olds change career path, suggesting that they made the ‘wrong’ decision. In the UK, the Sainsbury Review and the Building our Industrial Strategy green paper (p.16) suggest a transition year that supports young people to get clarity on their career aspirations. […]
Phased retirement, where the retiree feels in control of their decisions, is better for their wellbeing. Meaningful (rather than financially necessary) bridging roles enable long-time employees to have second careers where they can apply their skills in mission-driven organisations. But wait! Pressuring employees to be do-gooders is associated with higher levels of psychological entitlement and […]
You have probably experienced the mood enhancement from walking, even in dreary environments. It seems to be connected with our erstwhile hunt for food, that had a positive effect on us. While we have a propensity for idleness, we always feel better when we are active. Running helps us even more: it improves our executive […]