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CBI: Firms must pay workers more as economy improves

<b>The head of the UK's main business lobby group has said too many people are "stuck" in minimum wage jobs, despite an upturn in the UK economy.</b><p>John Cridland, director general of the CBI, said businesses should deliver "better pay and more opportunities" for their employees.<p>He told the BBC: "If we …

Economics

Moms Who Cut Back at Work Are Happier

The doing-it-all discussion ignores the fact that the happiest women are making sacrifices at work to spend more time at home<p>Two facts are often obscured in the public conversation devoted to women, work, and family. First, the vast majority of married mothers don’t want to work full-time. Second, …

What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page

Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages.<p>Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using …

Trust Works: Leveraging Trust for Long-Term Business Success

<b>By Steven N. Pyser, Assistant Professor, Temple University, Fox School of Business</b><p>Historically, winning business models applied brute capitalism …

CSR

5 Unexpected Ways To Build Your Personal Brand

Sometimes, effective personal branding requires nixing conventional wisdom. Here are five tips to help you increase your visibility, influence and success.<p><b>1. Be Lazy.</b> One misconception about personal branding is that you need to constantly create new content to build your brand. For the overworked, …

15 Ways To Make Much Better Decisions

After Stephen Elop took over as CEO of Nokia a couple of years back one of his most dramatic interventions was the burning platform memo. The key sentence in the tetchy, to say the least, email that Elop sent to Nokia staff in February 2011, was this: “We poured gasoline on our own burning …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

Final Cut: Words to Strike from Your Resume

If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count—and tweaked it just as often—in pursuit of the perfect resume.<p>But before you add another bullet point, consider this: It’s not always about what you add in—the best …

How To Be A Super-Achiever: The 10 Qualities That Matter

What do actor Alec Baldwin, game-show champion Ken Jennings and baseball icon Yogi Berra have in common?<p>That’s what husband-and-wife duo Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield set out to discover. For their upcoming book <i>The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well</i>, …

Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet …

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was <b>trust</b>. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was …

4 Tips For Balancing Holiday Cheer And Your Career

<i>“Now that it’s December I can’t wait to decorate my cubicle!”</i> exclaimed a friend while we sipped coffee.<p>Our other friend rolled her eyes, shook her head and groaned, <i>“That’s exactly why I hate the holidays at work – people go so crazy decorating their offices, making it impossible to get anything</i> …

Don't Lose Valuable Employees - Repurpose Them

I’m always fascinated by stories of how entrepreneurs can take some asset or business, repurpose it and experience unimaginable success. Consider some well-known examples:<p>- Famed track coach, Bill Bowerman repurposes his wife’s waffle iron to create a new urethane running shoe. Nike would not have …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

5 Things You Should Know Before Talking to Sales About the Buyer's Journey

My initiation into the world of sales happened at the height of the “Glengarry Glen Ross” days. It was the time of “blue suits” and “fast talkers,” with no sales automation or customer tracking technology anywhere to be found.<p>We’d roam our territories searching for conversations, hoping it would …

Cut The Fluff From The Sales Pipeline

<i>Or: The Quantum Theory Of Business</i><p>I’ve listened to more sales pipeline reviews than I can count, and I expect you have too. Typically, there is an array of opportunities, some sounding very attractive, and discussion of how far each is from a close. The sales guys and gals lead the discussion. They …

Reviver cocktail: a morning-after pick me up

Advent Calendar of Booze: The season of liquid refreshment is upon us, so let Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham guide you through the maze of Christmas booze. December 12: the mid-morning reviver<p>Today’s cocktail is a pick me up, or ‘reviver’. Reviver cocktails are a traditional collection of drinks …

How to Eat Like Sinatra on His Birthday

The food he consumed heartily from cradle to grave<p><b>Frank Sinatra, the greatest popular singer who ever lived,</b> would have been 100 years old today. At 100, Sinatra would have been more man than the whole current crop of crooners put together. And more importantly, he would be eating better.<p>Not for …

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more<p>Whoever dreamed up the Grim Reaper—the cloak, the scythe, the cold and bony hand—probably had a wicked hangover. Because that's what being hungover is like. After a long night …

Premier League LIVE on Goal - Goal.com

14:00 BST<p><b>VIEW FROM STADIUM OF LIGHT</b><p><b>Graeme Bailey reports:</b> “Strangely, since going down to 10 men Sunderland have been much improved with Adam Johnson particularly looking impressive and suddenly involved in the game. This game isn't done and dusted just yet...”<p>13:58 BST<p><b>SUNDERLAND 0-1 LIVERPOOL -</b> …

Vitamix: the surprise must-have gift this Christmas

A blender has topped many a Christmas wish list - and men are coveting it as much as women, reports Maria Fitzpatrick<p>My in-laws’ jaws will hit the floor when my husband opens his Christmas present. In fact, I’m wondering whether I should find a way to give it to him in private. You see, all he …

iOS Rules The Corporate Mobile Market As Android And Windows Scrap For Second Place

According to a report by Intermedia, Apple continues to dominate the mobile device market among small and medium-sized businesses. During the first 10 months of 2013, Intermedia customers activated 190,000 Apple devices, 29,000 Samsung devices, and 13,800 Motorola devices.<p>All told, Apple controlled …

Deadly conformity is killing our creativity. Let's mess about more | Henry Porter

Work & careers,Office for National Statistics,Life and style,UK news<p>People's lives would be more fulfilling if they were given greater freedom in the workplace<p>I began to notice the creativity of the manager of the Pret a Manger coffee shop, close to where I live, after he showed extraordinary …

A Fascinating Framework for Time Management

Yes, you can have a weekend.<p>We all know the kind of sacrifice it takes to start and lead a company. From long hours and late nights to early mornings and missed meals, your company is your everything.<p>That principle, though, runs up against what we know to be true about something else: the value of …

Are Your Hiring Tactics Unethical?

Your job candidates deserve to be treated fairly. And while it's vital to be thorough, it's possible to over do it.<p>Hiring is one of the hardest tasks you'll ever undergo as a small business owner. Finding the right person can be a grueling process. But have you considered that, in your quest for …

What Your Smartphone Says About You

Do you consider yourself a laid-back, artsy guy? Or are you a no-nonsense, hyper-successful type? What about a hardcore fitness freak? Well, …

Windows Phone

How to Make the Perfect First Impression