BBC World Business Report: New York’s fast-food workers set for unprecedented pay-rise
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BBC World Business Report: New York’s fast-food workers set for unprecedented pay-rise

A wages board in New York State has recommended raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour by 2018 in New York City and 2021 across the rest of the State. I joined the BBC World Business Report to discuss the impact of the move. Earlier this year, some cities including Seattle, San … Continue reading

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