Class warriors turn to tech for results

Bobby Sarkodee-Adoo who studied law at the University of Leicester and is now a trainee at law firm Baker & McKenzie.
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Hiring the bright, rather than the posh has just become easier

Stern on Boards

Stefan Stern
Banks are becoming data companies and need new leaders in the boardroom and below
– 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
Mr Raphael Brandon, England and Wales Cricket Board, head of science & medicine

Raphael Brandon, England and Wales Cricket Board, head of science & medicine

Humble egotist aims to nudge England’s cricketers to greatness

Adversity has spurred remarkable careers and ideas

‘Beau Biden would live a life of meaning. He would live a life for others’

Sleep, eat and seek out your friends to get you through trouble

When work life grows tough, find someone to talk to and seek out other distractions

In a Blink: how much do degree subjects pay?

An economics degree pays dividends five years down the road

Workplace Haiku: the broken air conditioner

Mystery of the dead fly wins this week’s contest

Banks become wise to the age of data

Banks are becoming data companies and need new leaders in the boardroom and below

Salesforce volunteers work with local schoolchildren as part of volunteering activity sponsored by Salesforce's 1-1-1 model (1% each of volunteer time, company profit and Salesforce product)
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Millennial v Boomer: Is it ever too early to do good?

Should entrepreneurs focus on philanthropy while they are starting their businesses?

Robert Hohman, Chief executive, Glassdoor

Robert Hohman, chief executive, Glassdoor

Self-effacing leadership belies a ferocious ambition

Career Counsel: Energy sector recruiting

New recruits are needed whatever the oil price

In a Blink: what top-tier university students want

Top graduates seek challenge and work-life balance

Workplace Haiku: a job well done

Winning poem is on the joy of a task that no one notices

Succession must be a strategic decision

If a natural successor is not working for the business already there are other options

Architects of Meritocracy Awards: call for submissions

FT plans to feature the best corporate inclusiveness programmes

Community service can be better than an MBA

Tough selection process and testing experience give candidates the edge in employment

Guy Henderson, chief executive, Ascot Racecourse

From a law career to taking the reins of a centuries-old institution seeking to attract a younger crowd

Top appointments inspire, not only because of gender

To avoid bankers’ errors, financial services need to hire more retailers

Career Counsel: Democracy in the workplace works . . . sometimes

Some employers should let staff vote in their new boss, others will find it compromises leadership

In a Blink: highest rated leaders

Google’s Larry Page comes top among CEOs as ranked by their UK staff

Workplace Haiku: working late

The winners use light, colour and ambiguity



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