- Employment law is an ass
IT’S been a bleak year on the job front: redundancy announcements every other day, doubts hanging over those big businesses who haven’t yet sharpened their pencils and wielded the axe, and surprise surprise, the doom and gloom merchants are already predicting a second successive year of decline in the semiconductor industry. Truly depressing. But what [...]
- Calling all cunning linguists
THERE’S a real need for cunning linguists in business right now. Linguists, obviously for their ability to converse fluently in French, German, Italian, Spanish, American, even English (a long forgotten language in my view). And cunning because they need to convince potential employees that their language ability is really all that is necessary to enable [...]
- Too many business awards?
YOU’VE all been there, I’m sure; standing in front of a mirror, fighting a losing battle with your black bow tie, struggling with your kilt and muttering never again. Nerves on edge, will we won’t we? It’s awards night. It doesn’t matter which awards night, the only thing that matters is that your company has [...]
- What is an employee worth?
HE is, in my opinion, close to God in the world of business. But I still find it real hard to believe that Jack Welch, soon-to-retire CEO of GE received a salary – excluding share options, perks, et al – last year of $125.3m. Ten years ago he drew a salary of $4.8m. Hardly the [...]