Training apprentices: do small firms do it better?
Posted by Dan Bishop in School of Business Blog on October 8, 2014
Dan Bishop, Lecturer in Employment Studies at the School, challenges the ‘large firm’ paradigm on which apprenticeship-oriented politics has conventionally been based Apprenticeships and small businesses have been enjoying something of a renaissance within contemporary political discourse. With small firms now employing more than half of the UK’s private sector workforce, they have been described […]
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Increasing the Retirement Age won’t solve the Pensions Crisis
Posted by Joanne Grady in School of Business Blog on December 5, 2013
Jo Grady, Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at the School, responds to George Osbourne’s Autumn Statement, particularly on its proposal to increase the retirement age to 70. Speaking on LBC 97.3 today (December 5th, 2013), in defence of the coalition government’s decision to increase the retirement age to 70, Deputy Prime Minister […]
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