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Monthly Archives: August 2023

Wilko collapse: Lessons for business in crisis

August 30, 2023 Speech Box

Wilko has now called in administrators, putting more than 12,000 jobs across 400 stores at risk after reported discussions with rival discount retailers and two private equity investors failed. A stalwart of the high street and known for its affordable homeware, Read more …

Zoom calls an end to WFH

August 30, 2023 Speech Box

The irony is not lost. Zoom, the video conferencing company that is the bedrock of remote working, has ordered its employees back to the office. It is the latest in the long line of businesses that are stepping back from Read more …

Mcdonald’s under fire for toxic workplace culture

August 3, 2023 Speech Box

The fast-food restaurant chain Mcdonald’s is under fire following widespread allegations of a toxic working culture. The company’s CEO has been quick to respond as he faces calls to terminate franchise deals. A BBC investigation first published on 17 July reports a Read more …

Working from home away from home

August 3, 2023 Speech Box

Employers looking to attract and retain top talent are increasingly permitting their employees to work overseas, often for months at a time. Research published by the accountants RSM reports that 88% of businesses are struggling with employee turnover. Its research Read more …

Workplace bullying

August 3, 2023 Speech Box

The Problem From Whitehall to the CBI, 2023 has seen its fair share of headlines highlighting the ugly and depressingly commonplace issue of bullying in the workplace. The line between assertive leadership and bullying will be different for different people.Intention Read more …