News & Market Deals

New kitemark set to regulate the sharing economy

Business News

A UK trade body has just announced plans to regulate the rapidly burgeoning sharing economy with the introduction of an industry kitemark

Octopus Investments launches fintech accelerator for 'product-ready' start-ups

Business News

The investment firm supports UK growth businesses, and is now entering the "broken" fintech market with Octopus Labs

The needs of the many: how group psychology can boost business output

Business News

A new research paper from University College London School of Management reveals the benefits of group emotions in business. Here's how to make most of 'group feel'

Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

Business News

Small and medium businesses in the UK could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover, according to research from Tungsten Network

Paid 18 per cent less, and less likely to make management: The 'motherhood penalty' hits Britain hard

Business News

Two concurrent studies on the pay and promotion gap suggest a broken system for women in the corporate world

Why hiring minorities won't help your diversity cause

Human Resources

China's booming rent-a-foreigner market may take tokenism to another level, but research shows hiring minority groups to make up numbers isn't enough

Growing a Business

Sleeping on the job? 10 reasons why that's great for productivity

Human Resources

According to sleep experts, here's why an afternoon siesta might be the best thing for business

Five hacks for better hiring

Human Resources

Big businesses may have huge resources to throw at talent acquisitions, but it doesn't need to be harder for SMEs to find and hire the best

Comment and Analysis

What's in a bribe? Five signs you may be breaking the law

Most people are unaware that the 'gift' they are receiving can be seen as a bribe by a court of law. Here's how to keep your business on the right side of the legal system

Will a post-gender society ever exist?

Another day, another heartbreaking study on the gender gap. As more men zoom past women on the corporate ladder, and fewer women scale the pay gap, it's time to trump corporate Darwinism if we're all to win

Will the European Investment Fund continue to support British start-ups post-Brexit?

The Luxembourg headquarted European Investment Fund (EIF) has been a huge boost for British businesses beyond the M25. Now with the UK's imminent exit from the European Union, where will our fast-growth businesses get their funding from?

What Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle means for business

PM Theresa May stated: "we’re going to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but employees as well." Does this mean a shake-up for governance?

The Entrepreneur

By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs: newcomer OakNorth Bank takes on business pain points

The five largest banks in the UK control 90 per cent of the market. This may not be the case for long, with latest entrant OakNorth Bank on the warpath, growing exponentially every quarter. Founder Rishi Khosla speaks to GrowthBusiness on how it all began and what lies ahead for UK's entrepreneurs seeking finance

Don't be a jerk: Eight behaviours to avoid as a CEO

There's confident, and there's cocky. Here's how treading the fine line could be good for business

The life and times of David Brent

Ever wonder what David Brent's CV would look like? The world's biggest, baddest boss is back. Cue the cringe!  

The worst CEOs in corporate history

It's lonely at the top, but not so much for these infamous business leaders in the 'worst CEOs' club, some of whom have driven multibillion dollar businesses to the ground. But is this monicker really justified? 

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2016

The annual Directors’ Pay on AIM report is the most comprehensive review of directors’ remuneration on AIM available. It’s ideal for benchmarking your team’s salary, that of your organisation and even your own salary.

Cash Shells Directory 2015

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them

Directors' Pay on AIM 2015

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds

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