Training is often viewed as only applicable for learning new skills and so employers do not always deem it necessary for some roles. The reality is that training delivers so much more. Absolutely, it builds new skills and increases knowledge - however, it also helps to reinforce the confidence in individuals, helping them to recognise their own capabilities.
Despite improvements to the headline labour market figures over the past year, youth unemployment continues to blight the country. The youth unemploym...
The discovery of my old school magazine from 1987 has made me even more proud to be associated with Founders4Schools, an ambitious tech-led non-profit...
Munching down fish and chips while enjoying a pint of Broadside is a must-do when visiting Southwold. Even if your face is more battered by the wind than your cod is by the fryer; and even if you're soggier from the rain than your chips are from the vinegar. In fact it all tends to add to the whole experience.
I listened to you speak with respect and fear in equal measure this week. Your oratory skills are impressive and at times, your rhetoric is certainly convincing. The problem is, I just don't believe WHAT you're saying.
I have a good deal of respect for the work that Longworth did at the British Chambers of Commerce. He was a trenchant critic of the Government's failure to rebalance the economy towards infrastructure, exports and the region. But on the European Union, he could not be more wrong.
Put a pin in the calendar and you'll always find an award ceremony for something or other - you can tell by the turnout, the extravagance and fanfare of a ceremony like the Oscars, that no matter how successful you are, everyone likes the recognition of an award.
Our prosperity is highly dependent on a steady influx of talented people. A knowledge-based economy like ours is desperate to attract the world's 'best and brightest'. The reason for that is obvious; we need brilliant minds to push the boundaries of knowledge, to invent and to innovate.
Transparency is the new normal. The future belongs to the businesses that embrace it.
Following extra pressure reviewing gender inequalities when it comes to pay, the Government is calling on financial services employers to sign up to a...
There is lot of contention surrounding the term 'sharing economy', with Uber and Airbnb at the centre. Many argue that the term has been stra...
I will be voting to remain in Europe, and Unison will be encouraging its 1.3million members to do the same, following a comprehensive survey involving 60,000 of them... That position is something of a change of direction. Our union is not and has never been pro-EU. On the contrary, we've opposed decades of EU treaties - from Maastricht to Lisbon to the EU constitution - and have repeatedly warned against the slow drift towards dogmatic austerity across the continent. We'll continue to make these arguments.
Tax is an emotive issue. Tinkering with the tax system by UK Chancellors over the last 30 years has created one of the most complex tax systems in the world. There is a very strong argument now for a complete overhaul of the system to ensure clarity and fairness.
When I look back on this seminal episode in my business career, it obviously gives me a lot of personal pride. Our small team managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Three decades on, what do I think are the key lessons for the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow?
If you're one of the people who wants to capitalise on Cameron's offshore tax affairs to get your way, take a moment to think about how you're going about it - because what he has admitted to so far probably won't be enough to get the moderate majority to march alongside you. So if you think Cameron will be going the way of Iceland's PM any time soon, don't hold your breath.
Zaha Hadid: architect, designer, pioneer, shy beauty, mentor, rule breaker, gossip, wit, dream weaver, sweetheart. The world is emptier without her.