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Are you struggling with an untouchable boss and a Ted Baker culture?

“I started Organise because I didn’t see anywhere for people who spot problems at work to proactively fix them,” says Nat Whalley, Executive Director of Organise, the site which launched the petition against “forced hugs” and “ear kissing” at Ted Baker. This has since resulted in founder Ray Kelvin taking a leave of absence, and...
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Marcello: Love in the City | 15 | The day my boss threatened me

This is a serialisation of the novel Marcello: Love in the City. After accidentally insulting a well-connected woman at a networking event, Marcello must face his boss’s wrath. “Oh, look, it’s the male Carrie Bradshaw. Good morning.” Jess was sitting at her desk, fiddling with her phone. “Why do I tell you anything, Jessica? Honestly.”...
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More Brits than ever before want to be their own boss – with more women than men planning to be entrepreneurs

More Brits that ever before want to be their own boss, according to new research. The survey, conducted by cloud accounting software provider, FreeAgent, found that 11 per cent of Brits intend to start their own business within the year of 2018. With over 32 million people currently working in the UK, it means 3.5...
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Look busy! The boss is coming…

In the current ‘epidemic of business’ in today’s society, our professional worth is now measured by our visibility in the workplace, and hours spent behind the computer, instead of the results or outcomes we produce. This notion of ‘presenteeism’ (being visible at the desk) is, The Hoxby Collective has found, in fact making workers less...
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Bet365 chief executive Denise Coates is the UK’s highest-paid boss

Co-founder and chief executive of Bet365 paid herself £199 million last year, making her the highest-paid boss in Britain. On top of her £199m salary, Coates also collected £18m in dividend payments. Her £199,305,000 payout is more than 1,300 times that of the prime minister. Bet365 earned a £525m profit for the 2016/17 financial year,...
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Who was the best boss you ever had? | Future Leaders Blog

Who was the best boss you ever had? And what made her/him the best? What did they do? What did they say? How did they relate to you? What did they NOT do? We are often asked the question if great leaders are born or made. And our answer is always “well it depends….”. It’s...
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Young people becoming their own boss through government backed Start Up Loan

The young people receiving their A-Level results today will “become tomorrow’s business leaders”, Business and Energy Minister Nick Hurd has said whilst showing support for a government led loan scheme which is giving entrepreneurs under 25 access to funding. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their exam results...
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