Since 2008 the financial services industry has struggled with the issue of trust. From banker bashing to deposed knights, the public mood is increasingly sceptical of the abilities of the investment industry to operate ethically and act in the best long-term interests of investors and the public.
It doesn't appear that the current scheme helps the existing home owner and it may make it even tougher for them to sell. What it does do is address the impending shortage of homes that this country is facing as well as facilitating the sale of those homes in a more affordable way.
At the end of last year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released a survey on UK happiness. The section which looks at happiness in the workplace leads with: "Being happy at work is important because it makes people more productive and improves the economy."
Brand is at the center of corporate strategy. Some say it is the most valuable asset a company can have. It is a primary strategic asset as regards both competitive strategy and sustainable competitive advantage. Embracing the branding techniques used by corporate's and applying them to ourselves, could be instrumental in gaining competitive advantage in the job market place
Mark Zuckerberg's note to Facebook shareholders explains how the hacker way has given his business a particular mentality. The argument, as I understand it, is that just getting stuff done is the key to progress - rather than procrastinating. It's about continuous, relentless progress. Roger so far. But then there's this...
So what can be done to make more women 'Lean in' and to rise above the social stereotypes so that we have more female role models and ensure that the list of future contenders to appear on our bank notes has a 50:50 split? It is important that women understand that they are not alone in feeling some of the deep-rooted fears and social biases that they experience in the workplace.
As you may well know, last week Labour leader, Ed Miliband, announced that if Labour were to form the next government they would encourage businesses to pay employees the Living Wage (approximately £8.55) by cutting business rates or tax levels for those that do. As someone who employees 20-30 people (some on PAYE and others freelance) at the London Jewellery School, I whole-heartedly welcome these plans.
For most of us the 80/20 rule provides an uncannily accurate measure of events - and the world of business is no exception. So I was expecting this effect, known as the Pareto principle, to rear its head as I was reading Goldman Sach's recent report on stimulating small business growth in the UK.
The research sector is often seen to be dominated by a few of the biggest names, so how do smaller agencies make themselves heard under the noise from much bigger beasts?
Everyone knows the saying "Show me your friends and I'll tell you where you're going". This saying also holds especially true in the life of every ent...
Buying a house can be enough of a headache without the constant stress of the possibility of the broken 'chain' phenomenon.
Each successive government of course blames the last for the financial mess it inherited but the truth is that the blame game pales in respect to apportioning blame for the 2008 global financial disaster.
What would you do if you found yourself unable to feed your family? It's a question people are having to ask themselves in increasing numbers in Britain today.
I'm a great believer that if we can keep things simple, we should. And trying to address the gender gap is no exception. One of the most successful measures we've introduced at Lloyds Banking Group over the past year is a role models programme. It was a very simple idea but has been phenomenally successful.
For almost everyone reading this blog, there will be one person, whether a teacher, a friend or someone in business, who has given you a vital leg up at one stage in your life and without whom you would not have done so well.
Some have suggested a consumer boycott of Bangladeshi garments at these retailers, but a boycott could be counter-productive because doing so could jeopardise the job security of the garment workers. The best course of action is to put consumer pressure on Primark. We can't shift our society's addiction to cheap fashion overnight, but we can insist that as the buyers, Primark must put pressure on their supply chain to adhere to the basic tenets of a safe working environment.