Third Sector: Tensions that can result in the early exit of a chief executive
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Third Sector: Tensions that can result in the early exit of a chief executive

I recently provided some insight into the relationships between charities and their chief executives for Third Sector magazine.   The article followed the recent parting of ways of Tessa Ross from the National Theatre. The article, also featuring the comments from ACEVO’s Jenny Berry, can be read in full here.           Continue reading

Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future
In the News / Social Media

Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future

Snapchat CEO, 24 year-old Evan Spiegel, has said that an initial public offering (IPO) is “really important” for the ephemeral social media platform. Since it launched in 2011, Snapchat has grown to 100million registered users actively engaging with the platform each day. Of those, 65% upload ‘snaps’ – photos, pictures and videos – which are shared … Continue reading

Minimum wage protestors seek to influence corporate America
Employment Issues / In the News

Minimum wage protestors seek to influence corporate America

Is the introduction of a standard minimum wage always bad for business?  Studies can argue either way, but the long term social and cultural impact of a minimum hourly rate can be seen in nearly all developed countries.  The teething pains can be acute, however, especially in the service sector. On a global level, the right … Continue reading

Unlocking the holiday pay conundrum – what is owed?
Employment Issues / In the News

Unlocking the holiday pay conundrum – what is owed?

I appeared on BBC Radio5Live (at 1:51:37) on 8 September 2014 to discuss reports that workers unions are mobilising and preparing for an attack on British employers in the coming months. This activity follows the European Court of Justice’s May decision in Lock v British Gas which determined that the interpretation of ‘normal remuneration’ under domestic law … Continue reading

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world
Employment Issues / Social Media

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world

The unstoppable rise in social media presents both opportunities and challenges for HR professionals. A basic understanding of what is on offer and an appreciation of the inherent risks is essential for the good management and control of this often wayward communications tool. Social media is a phenomenon. For example, in just over 10 short … Continue reading

Guest blog – Social media and recruitment: a useful tool?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Guest blog – Social media and recruitment: a useful tool?

Recent research suggests that more than half of all UK jobseekers use social media sites in their search for employment and an increasing number of employers are taking advantage of this growing trend by adapting and supplementing traditional recruitment processes with social media-based methods. However, there are a number of potential pitfalls and regular guidance … Continue reading

Dismissed buttock-tweeting rugby star awarded £150,000 damages
Employment Issues / Social Media

Dismissed buttock-tweeting rugby star awarded £150,000 damages

A Yorkshire rugby star sacked after a photo of a teammate’s bottom appeared on his Twitter feed has been awarded almost £150,000 for wrongful dismissal following a hearing in Leeds. Keith Mason has been awarded significant damages after his former Rugby Super League club Huddersfield Giants, for which he had played seven seasons, dismissed him … Continue reading

Has Elvis left the building? Making sure dismissed employees actually leave
Employment Issues / In the News

Has Elvis left the building? Making sure dismissed employees actually leave

I joined BBC World Business Edition on 5 August 2013 (video below) to discuss the curious case of KK Ho, a redundant employee who reinvented himself as a bonds salesman on the trading floor. Mr Ho was given time to find new employment after being made redundant from his management role in the Property Maintenance … Continue reading