We asked employers in low skilled sectors what free movement means to them and what they would do if the supply of migrants dried up as a result of Brexit. Such is the dependence of some employers on EU migrants that one brewery and hotel manager said he would simply ‘panic’. But most level-headed employers see a range of […]
Annual US expenditures on business entertainment likely exceed $40 billion. Such “wining and dining” is often viewed with suspicion, as a way for one entity to influence another’s decision makers improperly. Indeed, such concerns often lead governments and other organisations to limit what kinds of meals and other gifts employees can receive (consider, e.g., 5 Code of Federal Regulations […]
Globally, over 2.3 million people die from work-related accidents or disease each year. This is according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), which further estimates the costs of workplace injury at four per cent of world GDP. Our research shows that consumers would preferentially select, and even pay more for, goods made under healthy working conditions. However, access to […]
If you have ever conducted a job interview, you likely understand that the process is not a one-way street but a multi-lane road with two-way traffic. As an interviewer, you want to assess the applicant’s skills and abilities. Similarly, the candidate also assesses you and your company. What can you do to create impressions that enhance your company’s recruiting […]
What marks the great business leaders apart is not their capacity for hard work. Virtually all work insanely long hours. Nor is it their intelligence. Most CEOs are smart people. Nor is it good fortune. In life and business luck tends to even out over a life or a career. No, what separates the great from the merely good is […]
Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries. Angela McRobbie. Polity. 2015.
In Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries, Angela McRobbie revises the role of creativity as a dispositif or new form of governmentality and labour reform for the current generation of precarious jobs in the cultural and creative economies. In this book, a […]