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You're Hired! (Because I like you)

31 October 2014

It is often said that a company's employees are its most valued asset.

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Content Clergy, Satisfied Solicitors, and Bitter Barmen

Published on 15 October 2014. By William Jones, Senior Associate

A recent study by the Cabinet Office has found that the Solicitors' profession is the 44th most content in the UK*. We will all be pleased to hear that accountants trail behind at 45th.

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Content Clergy, Satisfied Solicitors, and Bitter Barmen

Published on 15 October 2014. By William Jones, Senior Associate

A recent study by the Cabinet Office has found that the Solicitors' profession is the 44th most content in the UK*. We will all be pleased to hear that accountants trail behind at 45th.

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Unlimited leave = unlimited productivity?

02 October 2014

‘We should focus on what people get done, not on how many hours or days worked. Just as we don’t have a nine-to-five policy, we don’t need a vacation policy.’

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Unlimited leave = unlimited productivity?

02 October 2014

‘We should focus on what people get done, not on how many hours or days worked. Just as we don’t have a nine-to-five policy, we don’t need a vacation policy.’

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Holding back the crowds: How regulators are stifling the crowdfunding industry

31 July 2014

Crowdfunding is nothing new. Over the past few years, it has evolved from a little-known and rarely-used concept by which small businesses could raise money, to a truly viable alternative to venture capital.

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Holding back the crowds: How regulators are stifling the crowdfunding industry

31 July 2014

Crowdfunding is nothing new. Over the past few years, it has evolved from a little-known and rarely-used concept by which small businesses could raise money, to a truly viable alternative to venture capital.

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How to succeed in business without losing your mind

29 May 2014

We have all been there. We have all felt that thud of dread when an email from that person drops into our inbox.

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Is mindfulness good for business?

28 May 2014

Ask yourself this question, when did you last take the time to sit still for one minute and completely quiet your mind?

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The end of 'excessive' executive pay?

19 May 2014

Executive remuneration has been a long standing concern of shareholders as they believe the level of remuneration received by executives and directors can be 'excessive' and is not always aligned with the performance of a company.

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Print your heart out

Published on 12 May 2014. By Emma Kislingbury, Senior Associate

All chocoholics will know that feeling of overwhelming panic when, in desperate need of a chocolate fix, you discover the cupboards are empty.

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The latent costs of Osborne's pension overhaul

Published on 22 April 2014. By William Jones, Senior Associate

“No caps. No drawdown limits. Let me be clear. No one will have to buy an annuity."

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Is your boss a psychopath?

Published on 10 April 2014. By William Jones, Senior Associate

In the very unlikely event that you have answered in the affirmative, that partner may form part of the 4% of senior business managers who are on the psychopathic spectrum.

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Brutal Simplicity of Thought

02 April 2014

"If you want your work to achieve the impossible, you will need 'Brutal Simplicity of Thought'."

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Geographical indication: food for thought

14 March 2014

Food manufacturers and retailers engage with consumers on a variety of levels in order to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

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Guard Your Reputation With Your Life

Published on 05 February 2014. By Oliver Knox, Senior Associate

A rising trend of corporations who have suffered severe losses as a result of extreme and sometimes unjust adverse media has seen the emergence of a specialist insurance product in the Lloyd's market.

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Are you sitting comfortably?

22 January 2014

Do you work in one of the most hazardous workplace environments of the 21st century?

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More than just a Bitcoin on the side?

16 January 2014

In the darkest days of the recent recession it was a mainstream view that the euro - the currency with the largest cash circulation in the world - might completely collapse and that the franc, deutsche mark and other abandoned currencies might re-emerge in its stead.

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“It is well enough that people…do not understand our banking system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

09 January 2014

As another tale of market manipulation hits the headlines, one has to admit that Mr. Ford probably wasn't far wrong.

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Are mobile devices making careless employees a bigger threat than cyber criminals?

23 December 2013

According to the Mobile Operators Association, in 2000 half of UK adults owned a mobile phone.

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The end of 'blue-sky thinking'?

02 December 2013

'If we use language the rest of the world doesn't understand, we diminish [our] reputation.'

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Teleworking: the future or the past?

29 October 2013

For as long as I can remember, pioneering companies such as IBM, Intel and Cisco have attributed their success – at least in part – to their decision to allow staff to work from home/a remote access device, or 'telework'.

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Greater than the sum of their parts – Belbin’s Analysis of Teams

Published on 02 October 2013. By Christopher Whitehouse, Senior Associate

“Team Roles at Work” by Meredith Belbin is an almost scientific analysis of the different roles individuals can play in a team, how they interact with one another and how highly functional teams can be assembled.

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Nobody wants to buy sour milk

Published on 26 September 2013. By Christopher Whitehouse, Senior Associate

This folksy catchphrase is at the heart of the business model of the last decade's most wildly successful company: Apple Inc.

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Family Business

19 September 2013

Family businesses contribute nearly a quarter of UK GDP (£1.1 trillion) and provide 2 in 5 jobs.

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Improve or Surrender – Kaizen

Published on 12 September 2013.

After the Second World War, Japan was faced with the difficult task of rebuilding its industry.

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Make it Stick

05 September 2013

You’ve got what you think is the perfect idea. It’s relevant. It’s accurate. It’s comprehensive.

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Making your mark – The Intrapreneur

29 August 2013

Being an entrepreneur isn't for everyone. You may have a knockout idea and the 'right stuff' (whatever that is), but starting your own successful business often requires a consternating cocktail of luck, timing, contacts, money, financial risk and personal sacrifice.

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Making money out of Jane Austen

22 August 2013

The popularity of RPC's book group shows there are a fair few bookworms around the firm.

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