Apprentices: a new name for shelf stackers?

There are concerns that emphasis on numbers has come at the expense of quality

Stern on Boards

FT Staff. Stefan Stern byline.
Remind the executive who you represent
– Stefan Stern
Business people walking in lobby ©Alamy
Corporate peak still out of reach for most females
Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior executive vice-president, Veolia UK
©Justin Grainge

Estelle Brachlianoff on how to make treasure out of trash

One person’s waste product is indeed another’s income

Mrs Moneypenny Recruitment column

Canadians move to the UK and Brits return the favour

What is it about the vast empty spaces that brings so many of them here?

Career counsel: Avoiding miserable commutes can offer hidden benefits

The need to go to the office on a strict nine-to-five basis is an outdated concept

In a Blink: how much will your salary grow?

Which sectors offer the fastest income growth?

Haiku: auto-correct

The theme elicited wonderfully absurd poetic responses

The role of independents is to challenge

Remind the executive who you represent

Picture shows Jawid Hussain President of ACCROL Papers Ltd, centre left, with his sons Wajid, left, Mozam, right, and Majid, Blackburn, England, Wednesday Nov. 2, 2011.
©Jon Super

Regional growth lures ‘big four’ out of London

Accountancy firms and recruiters eagerly descend on Britain’s small businesses

Eliot Higgins, aka the blogger Brown Moses
©Charlie Bibby

Eliot Higgins, blogger and journalist

The citizen reporter uses social media to investigate atrocities

Mrs Moneypenny Recruitment column

It is never too late for an alternative career

We have many years to achieve things we want

Career counsel: Tailor your communication style

Maintaining an awareness of personality preferences will boost effectiveness

In a Blink: Women make presence felt on FTSE100 boards

Companies with highest percentage points increase

Haiku: vocation

A poem on the shared vocation of priests and therapists wins this week

In praise of the public intervention

Public companies have an obligation to take part in political debate

How Hollywood films inspire careers

As Oscar night approaches, a look into how movies can influence the job market

In a Blink: millennials at work

Young people welcome challenges

Stick with languages for global success

Should the government intervene to create a more level playing field for language learning?

Jenny Dawson, founder of Rubies in the Rubble

Seeing fresh produce being dumped drove company’s creation

Career counsel: Fatherhood and work

Enlightened men will benefit from changes to parental leave

Haiku: the boss’s spouse

This week’s poem transcends usual clichés about the better half