The non-business classics that inspire

Young woman reading book, sitting behind wooden balustrade on beach

If you really want to climb the ladder, you would do well to look beyond self-help texts

Stern on Boards

Stefan Stern
Accept this summer’s challenge: ask if your corporate culture is harming your business
– 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
Alex Shirley-Smith, Managing director, Tentsile

Alex Shirley-Smith, managing director, Tentsile

The key to saving trees is to get enough people to live in them

Does your digital profile show your best side?

It’s time to consider what your social media footprint says about you

In a Blink: employee absenteeism and lateness

In a Blink: employee absenteeism and lateness

Have you ever called in sick when you wanted a day off?

Workplace Haiku: office gossip

The winner of this week’s theme captures the fact that it is often the consolation of the underling

Is corporate culture holding you back?

Accept this summer’s challenge: ask if your corporate culture is harming your business

Volunteers find it hard to put skills to good use

Businesses and staff want to help non-profits but often face structural challenges

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Olympian and Peer

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Olympian and peer

The multiple medalwinner brings drive and stamina from the sports world to the House of Lords

Public scoring systems might be the best way to change behaviour

Uber’s mutual scoring process makes for an eerily pleasant cab ride

Career Counsel: Look to combine corporate skills with a social conscience

Some good advice for those looking to appease their social conscience

In a Blink: Work while on holiday

Better communications mean staff find it harder to get it away from it all

Workplace Haiku: socialising with the boss

Most of our poets feel it is an unpleasant or treacherous part of working life

When employees and owners unite

Employee-owned companies offer lessons in ethics and good business practice

Millennial v Boomer: Small is beautiful but big can be better

Working at start-up companies is great experience but is it the right experience?

Thomas Kaplan, founder and chairman, Panthera

Prescience built a fortune to save Spitfires and big cats

Career Counsel: A thorough analysis is required if you suspect sexism at work

Ask about the policies and procedures for gender equality and reflect on how you stack up against the criteria

In a Blink: how Britons and other Europeans work

The UK stacks up rather well against the EU when it comes to work

Workplace Haiku: vacation

The joy of an anticipated work break wins this week

Your sense of urgency is of the essence

Barclays chief executive learns the hard way that progress is not enough if investors feel a sense of urgency is lacking

Workplaces divided by a common language

Companies need to overcome the communication problems created by accents