The benefits of good business practice

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

There have been a lot of changes to the working practices at Sports Direct during the last week. A review commissioned through legal advisors Reynolds Porter Chamberlain said that its working practices were closer to “that of a Victorian workhouse than that of a modern high street retailer”...
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Posted 14/09/2016


Why the gig economy is not without its problems...

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

Much has been written about the gig economy and how it will change the way we think about employment, increasing collaboration and innovation, giving workers the freedom to follow their dream careers...
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Posted 19/08/2016


The Saatchi Gender Problem...

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

Kevin Roberts, Executive Chairman of advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, recently resigned from his post following controversial comments suggesting the lack of women in senior positions within the advertising industry is simply down to the fact that they do not want these level roles...
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Posted 10/08/2016


Employees in the boardroom - can it work?

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

One of the first pledges made by Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the UK was an overhaul of corporate governance, including appointing employee representatives to company boards...”...
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Posted 25/07/2016


Should workers be given time off to watch the beautiful game?

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

The UK’s summer of sport has officially begun – starting with football’s European Championships in France and followed by the August Olympics in Brazil – not to mention the annual Wimbledon Championships in London....
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Posted 20/06/2016


Flexible working on the rise

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

Flexible working practices are often discussed (more so than ever these days), but how many people are actually making use of them?
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Posted 08/06/2016


Don’t let social media ruin your career before it starts

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

An interview is all about getting to know the candidate and seeing if they’re a good fit for your company. Jobs can be lost and won based on a huge variety of things that happen in the interview, from your responses to your body language, and sometimes even the strength of a handshake! In the age of social media, however, the interview isn’t the be-all and end-all, and an interviewer can know all about you, for good or ill, before you’ve even stepped into the interview room...
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Posted 27/05/2016


The Adecco view on Brexit

Written by Alex Fleming - Managing Director at Adecco Retail

If the UK votes to leave the European Union on 23 June, the move could have significant implications for UK employers – particularly in those sectors most reliant on EEA-born workers...
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Posted 26/05/2016