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In this blog Dr Ekaterina Svetlova discusses her recently published book – an insider perspective on the investment industry – arguing that the industry should be seen more as a chain of multiple intermediaries who influence how savers’ money is spent and take shares of the profits. Book by Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Philip Grant, Iain Hardie, […]
In this blog Dr Heather Connolly reflects on the on-going strike action in France. Railway trade unions have begun three months of rolling strikes from April-June 2018 against reforms to their employment rights. The outcome of this dispute will be decisive for the government and its ability to make further reforms, and for the […]
Trevor Colling is Associate Professor in the Division of Work and Employment. His research explores the impact of the law on employment practice within the workplace. In this blog, he reflects on the UK Government’s response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and the likely consequences for the experience of work in […]
Managing performance at work: Research shows regular feedback an essential criteria for successful appraisal systems
In this blog Professor Stephen Wood talks about his research on performance appraisal and how a successful system of appraisal depends on frequent feedback and good standard setting. Appraisal of employees often gets a bad press, but my recent research with Shaun Pichler and Gerard Beenen, both at the California State University, Fullerton, […]