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IKEA raises pay for workers, but can small businesses afford to follow?
Employment Issues

IKEA raises pay for workers, but can small businesses afford to follow?

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has become the first large national retailer and household name to sign up to the Living Wage as campaigners try to encourage greater buy-in from employers across the country. Different to the national living wage announced by the Chancellor in the Summer Budget, the Living Wage is a campaign run by … Continue reading

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees
Employment Issues

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees

Research conducted by Mintel has found that two thirds of British workers consider flexible working to be the most important benefit to them. After the experience of the Tube Strike in London, I would suggest that flexible working arrangements can benefit organisations too. Rather than fighting through the crowds gathered at every bus stop and … Continue reading

Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser
In the News / Social Media

Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser

A children’s charity fundraising night at the local dog racing track has been cancelled following an online campaign by an animal welfare group. Once again, social media has taken centre stage. The Brighton based Rockinghorse charity, which raises money for seriously ill children, has been cancelled the event after a social media campaign by the … Continue reading