Air crash to spur debate on mental health

Anonymous stand near a stela commemorating the victims of the March 24 Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the village of Le Vernet, southeastern France, on April 6, 2015 after a ceremony with victims' relatives.
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Experts believe Germanwings tragedy will push the issue up the agenda, but also fear it could lead to ill-informed employer reactions

Stern on Boards

Stefan Stern
To do the job properly, directors need to focus and spend their time more effectively
– Stefan Stern
illustration by Mario Wagner for Employment Global Best Practice March 2015 special report ©Mario Wagner
The best companies communicate effectively with their staff and get things done
Steve Holliday, Chief executive, National Grid

Steve Holliday, National Grid chief executive

‘There’s no reason a day job shouldn’t have a social purpose,’ he says, espousing a project that helps young offenders find work and avoid trouble

Workplace Haiku

To enter contest send us poem on ‘the man from IT’

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In a Blink: women retire on less income

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Man on a beach, using his laptop
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Limitless work divides generations

Mrs Moneypenny and Brynne Herbert debate whether companies should stop counting holiday allowances?

Laszlo Bock, Head of people operations, Google

Laszlo Bock, ‘head of people’ at Google

On how mathematics can help companies make better hiring decisions and create a happier workforce

Career Counsel: How to ensure your boss lets you play to your strengths

Being pushed to do something outside your comfort zone is often counter-productive

In a Blink: body language mistakes in interviews

Employers know within the first five minutes whether a candidate is fit for the job

Haiku at Work

Personal performance reviews are the topic for this week’s contest, which launches our collaboration with Poet in the City

Shared values secure family businesses

Successful family businesses boast a cohesion and sense of purpose that no external consultant could engender

Is it time for quotas for women?

Voices in favour of mandatory targets are emerging, challenging the current voluntary system for UK boards

Amanda Mackenzie: Advisor, Project Everyone

The Aviva executive’s latest role is to foster support for the UN’s global development targets

Essay competition: Is it possible for women to bring their authentic selves to work?

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Haiku: the expat

The winning poem evokes soldiers in their foreign graves

Learn to spot the moment of truth

Companies fail when the unavoidable truth is not discussed early enough



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