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2017 Employment Developments

Sheila Fahy

Normally, we like to predict the employment horizon for the coming year but after 2016, it seems foolhardy to do so. That said, our theme for 2017 is metamorphosis, although nobody knows what the transformation will look like. Read More

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Green Paper, Green Pastures – Towards a brave new governance world

Sarah Henchoz

Big and bold. Those were the words that sprung to my mind when reading the Government’s ideas for ramping up corporate governance, unveiled in its Green Paper yesterday. The way ahead is wide open and consultation will determine where we end up, but there is no doubt that some have the potential to radically reshape Read More

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Board room reshuffle

Sarah Henchoz

In the run-up to being appointed as Prime Minister, Theresa May has announced that she plans to change the way in which corporates are governed by requiring companies to put both consumers and employees on the Board of Directors. While a limited number of companies do open up their management to employee scrutiny in this Read More

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Employee misuse of Company data – another weapon in the employer’s armoury

Sarah Henchoz

Employees misusing confidential data, particularly in readiness for a move to a competitor, is sadly an all too common occurrence. While employers are likely to have express clauses on confidentiality in their employment contracts and such action by employees is likely to amount to gross misconduct, employees who are leaving may simply be blasé about Read More

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Second half of 2016 − Employment Developments

Sheila Fahy

If the first half of 2016 looked relatively calm in terms of employment developments, the second half can only be described as uncertain. Strategic decisions are being parked by both Government and businesses until the outcome of the EU Referendum is known. Once decided, employers will be in a better position to plan for the Read More

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More Women in Finance, More Women in all Organisations

Sarah Henchoz

What happens when you take a mix of people (both men and women) with industry experience and views, sit them at a circular dining table next to peers, and serve delicious food and wine? In a word “flow” happens. Read More

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The Chelsea Flower Show – the employment garden

Sheila Fahy

What has the world’s most famous garden show got to do with employment? The connections are less tenuous than you might at first think. Read More

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