Useless exit interviews carry a heavy cost

A worker carries a box out of the U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers offices in the Canary Wharf district of London September 15, 2008.

Many companies deal with resignations badly

Stern on Boards

Stefan Stern
VW lost its way because it ignored all its stakeholders bar one — the investor
– Stefan Stern
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Men play a crucial role in helping women achieve their full career potential
Ronald Wackrow, EVP, Related Companies

Ronald Wackrow on managing New York’s biggest building site

It is like conducting an orchestra, he says

We must stem the loss of girls studying science, technology, engineering, maths

Many of the UK’s best scientists are giving up before they have even started

Resources on stem subjects

Girls especially abandon maths and science too early, these organisations help them stick it out

Career Counsel: Even at Google collaboration takes more than technology

The right workplace culture and habits are crucial

In A Blink

In a Blink: ‘I’d rather be . . .’

At the gym, with family or napping. How would you spend a free hour?


Workplace Haiku: how to deal with failure

Our winning poets use prayers and begging bowls

VW has myopic view of stakeholders

VW lost its way because it ignored all its stakeholders bar one — the investor

Creative cards
©Paper Meets Press

Digital fails to kill off the business card . . . just yet

Its simplicity and practicality allow the humble pasteboard rectangle to survive

Peter Horrocks, Open University, vice-chancellor

Peter Horrocks, Open University, vice-chancellor

BBC longtimer takes on reform of UK’s most inclusive university

The unexpected careers of Lords and commoners

Unexpected and varied careers can be as inspiring as castles

Career Counsel: Use your intern wisely

Get the best out of their motivated, fresh young minds

In a Blink: the many hours we work

Many white-collar workers put in 50-plus hours a week

Workplace Haiku: the conference call

Theme inspires nostalgia for hotels and air travel

Political risk returns to mature markets

US and UK company directors must deal head on with the political risk their emerging politicians represent

Big Four firms face ‘tsunami’ of threats from digital groups

Internet behemoths are moving in on professional services

Outsourcing moves from Poland to Asia and eventually to robots

Robotics and cognitive computing will spark a reinvention of the practice

Millennial v Boomer: Keeping staff happy helps keep staff

Mrs Moneypenny argues that the role of HR chief is too important for just one person

Emmanuel Eribo, co-founder, Butterfly Twists

Night in drag sparks an idea in women’s shoes

Career counsel: Perseverance needed to reach tech board level

Advice for a woman on reaching the top in the male-dominated technology sector

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