Regional growth lures ‘big four’ out of London

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

Stern on Boards

FT Staff. Stefan Stern byline.
Public companies have an obligation to take part in political debate
– Stefan Stern
CFA exam candidates in queue ©CFA
More young candidates are choosing certification over an expensive university
Eliot Higgins, aka the blogger Brown Moses
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Eliot Higgins, blogger and journalist

Citizen reporter uses social media to investigate

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

Ghostbusters I
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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

Mrs Moneypenny Recruitment column

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

Save tax penny, pay reputation pound

Fiduciary duty is about the long-term success of the business

Leaders: is it better to breed your own?

Homegrown chiefs seem to be better for investors but the metric may be unjust

Lord Davies: mentoring and equality at work

Tough love is often needed to help others succeed

Did Arctic conditions drive away assistant?

Do I as an employer have an obligation to heat the workplace to a certain, specific, minimum temperature?

Career Counsel: Staff progression is key

A successful learning strategy is one where there is visible commitment to developing talent

In a Blink: counter-offers

What will companies do to keep you when you get a better offer?

Haiku: lost in translation

This week’s winner considers the two ways of interpreting ‘Je suis Charlie’