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Channel 4 appoint first female Chief Executive

Channel 4 has announced that it has appointed Alex Mahon as its new Chief Executive – the first ever female to hold the position. Mahon, who is joining from Foundry, a global technology business, is the first woman to hold the role since the broadcaster was launched in 1982. Mahon has also previously served on...
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Educate, train and prosper: The benefits of a diverse and fair labour market

You need only take a brief scan through the business and HR trade journals to see that inclusivity and equal opportunities remain high on the agenda for organisations, and rightly so, but there is still more to be done. It’s not only the ethical thing for businesses to do, it also has a number of...
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BlackRock calls for an end to excessive pay for FTSE executives

BlackRock has called for an end to the excessive pay received by FTSE executives, ahead of critical shareholder votes to be held this year. In a letter to the bosses of over 300 UK companies, BlackRock demanded that huge pay outs for executives be stopped as well as excessive pay rises. The company also specified...
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Companies are leaking talent through inadequate career and succession planning

Companies are leaking top talent through failures in succession planning and the movement of talent within their businesses, according to a new study. The research, conducted by the HR Innovation Practices Observatory run by Politecnico di Milano School of Management, found that many employers are still using the traditional ‘career ladder’ model, which moves talent...
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Most bizarre excuses for not paying employees National Minimum Wage revealed

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by employers found not to be paying workers the National Minimum Wage have been revealed. Excuses for not paying staff the minimum wage include only wanting to pay staff when there are customers to serve and believing it was acceptable to underpay workers until they had ‘proved’ themselves....
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