As the heatwave that is 2018 continues we have portable fans and cooling drinks along with a smorgasbord of topics to keep you up to date.
This week our ‘hot topic’,somewhat surprisingly, is not the weather:
Following the recent announcement by Intel that its chief executive, Brian Krzanich, is stepping down with immediate effect because of “a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy we discuss relationships at work which, it would appear are surprisingly common occurrences, and the way in which they can or should be handled. ACAS offers guidance and training details of which can be found here.
As usual we spice things up with a few events that we think you might be interested in and this week is no different. Follow the links for more information.
- The Enterprise Nation Start Up Course
- Insider North West Dealmakers Awards Call For Nominations and Awards Event
- Acas National Conference: Shaping the future of work to build prosperity
- And as a bonus Tracy throws into the mix this little gem for those who want to be recognised for being fair payers: The Prompt Payment Directory.
This week, loving books and podcasts as we do on the show we merge this week’s review material and take a look at The Extraordinary Business Book Club. A website and podcast in which published author and publishing expert Alison Jones interviews business ‘gurus’ (wannabee or otherwise) to share their story. It’s a great idea, a fab way to learn business thinking and also the opportunity to learn how to publish your own business bestseller. Why not pop along and see what you think?
To wrap things up we take a look at a female business leader who bucks the trend for what has for many years been considered to be the stereotypical successful businesswoman. Martha Lane Fox founder of LastMinute.com graduated from Oxford with an interest in acting and prison governorship (now that’s a combination) but moved into Information Technology and that, as they say, is where it all began. Suffice to say her story is an interesting one.
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