Employee/Customer Engagement

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Amazon workers strike to coincide with Prime promotion

Amazon workers in a number of European countries are taking industrial action to coincide with the internet retail giant’s Prime promotion event. On Tuesday, thousands of staff at warehouses in Germany will walk out to demand better conditions, joining those taking action in Spain and Poland. Germany is the company’s second biggest market after the […]

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Companies told by watchdog to engage more with their people to improve trust

A new corporate governance code aimed at improving trust in business has been published by the accountancy watchdog. The changes include banning senior executives from selling shares awards for five years and encouraging firms to improve how they engage with staff. The code isn’t mandatory, but listed UK firms opting out would need to explain […]

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Teamwork the key to winning the World Cup and in business new survey reveals

Gareth Southgate and his men are not only inspiring a nation and giving hope to the idea that the World Cup really is ‘coming home’ – but also proving the case that winning in business and in football is all about great teamwork. A survey by collaboration work management platform Wrike of leading businesses across […]

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Ryanair meeting pilots union ahead of planned strike

Ryanair has agreed to meet the trade union Fórsa at a neutral venue in an attempt to prevent a planned strike by pilots based in the Republic of Ireland. The pilots have voted to strike for 24 hours on Thursday. Ryanair had indicated that any talks should take place at its headquarters in Airside in Swords. […]

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Chancellor facing new pressure over lack of women working at the Bank of England

The Chancellor is facing fresh pressure over the lack of women in senior roles at the Bank of England. Nicky Morgan MP, who chairs the Treasury Select Committee, has expressed her “disappointment” to Treasury head Sir Tom Scholar. In a letter, she said she was “increasingly concerned” after two men were appointed to senior roles. […]

Struggling Carpetright slumps to loss as it closes stores

Carpetright has announced a statutory pre-tax loss of £70.5m for the year ending April 2018, having made a small profit 12 months earlier. Like-for-like sales in the UK fell by 3.6%, with the steepest decline coming in the second half of the year. The floor covering firm launched a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in April […]

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The impact of the World Cup on the workplace: Some tips for employers

With the World Cup now in full swing it is important for business managers and owners to be aware of how the tournament may affect their workforce in the coming weeks. Although excitement around the competition can have a positive impact on employees, research by office stationary supplier Viking indicates that an increased number of […]