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A new side to Entrepreneurialism

A new side to Entrepreneurialism

6th March, 2013

I read an article today that reported on a survey published by the job website Monster.com and consultancy firm Millennial Branding – I was really surprised to find that the survey claims Generation Y employees – generally workers aged 18 to 29 – feel they are more risk averse and less entrepreneurial than older workers. I find this so surprising because they are the first generation to be born and brought up without ‘life before the computer.’ They come into the world ‘tweeting’ their arrival and find themselves in the midst of a massive communications boom that lends itself to risk and entrepreneurialism; starting a new business is not nearly as difficult as it used to be.

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Employment Law update – Feb 2013

12th February, 2013

Changes to employment award limits – 1st February 2013
The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2012 brought changes from 1st February 2013 to the limit set for the amount of compensatory award payable for most cases of unfair dismissal. The limit has increased from £72,300 to £74,200.

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Getting behind our Graduates

Getting behind our Graduates

4th February, 2013

In The Telegraph this week, career coach Jeremy I’Anson writes about the importance of Graduates having work experience to enhance their chances of finding a job. Competition for graduate jobs is huge and it’s no surprise that L’Anson points out research that shows graduates have a far greater chance of getting a job if they have had some work experience – especially if they are applying for a job with the same employer that they had that work experience with.

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On getting family friendly …

On getting family friendly …

9th January, 2013

2013 will see consultation take place on the governments parental leave reforms, which will see both parents able to share up to a year’s leave to look after their new-born children. This along with plans to legislate during the same year, on an extension to the right to request flexible working to all employees, shows a growing emphasis on family friendliness being a key feature of an employer of choice; an organisation where performance is valued first, over the hours that employees work.

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Engage for Success

Engage for Success

3rd December, 2012

Over the last month, we have seen the launch of the new Engage for Success website http://www.engageforsuccess.org/ . The initiative is driven by a number of key CEOs supported by vital contributions from across industry sectors, as well as a range of task and community groups; their key objective being to encourage businesses to unlock potential within employees and thus create growth for organisations and Britain as a whole.

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