Limitless work divides generations

Man on a beach, using his laptop
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Mrs Moneypenny and Brynne Herbert debate whether companies should stop counting holiday allowances?

Stern on Boards

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

Lord Davies and Vicky Pryce, chief economic adviser at Centre for Economics and Business Research
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Is it time for quotas for women?

FT Debate: Lord Davies argues in favour of continuing the voluntary approach he spearheads while economist Vicky Pryce says it’s time for quotas to boost female executives

Amanda Mackenzie, Advisor, Project Everyone

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?

Send us an opinion piece to enter the FT and 30% Club’s Henley EMBA scholarship competition

Look to university leaders to fill corporate boards

There is plenty of overlooked talent in the public sector and at the helm of Britain’s universities

In a Blink: board positions held by women

A look at the percentage of women on boards around Europe

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

Boards fail to alter their mix

Scant progress means UK companies face an increased risk of quotas

William Zabel, Founding Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

A lawyer best known for helping the divorcing rich divide their fortunes has a civil rights past

At board level, switching sectors should be easier

For chief executives, moving to another industry is far from unheard of

In a Blink: skirting the issue

Do female non-executive directors really bring a different point of view to the table?

Women face a maze, not a glass ceiling

Some barriers — of prejudice, or of lack of opportunity — still stand

Opaque path that leads to the boardroom

In the first of a series exposing the true nature of UK boards, a study finds that women are encouraged, but men are appointed

Haruno Yoshida is redefining women’s roles in Japan

To succeed, you must open your own path, says the president of BT Japan