The Work Life Manual

Summary It makes good business sense for firms to make their staff feel good. This new study warns that firms who do not implement a ‘work-life strategy’ – defined as ‘helping people to combine work with family and personal life’ – actually lose competitive advantage to firms who do.

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Jack Welch Speaks

Summary Jack Welch Speaks is precisely what its title suggests: a collection of quotations from the chairman of General Electric Corporation (GE), one of the biggest companies in the world. These quotations are arranged by subject and deal partly with his own life, but mainly with his competitive, ruthless style of management, making it a

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Workaholism

W.E. Oates claims to have invented the term workaholism in his 1971 book, Confessions of a Workaholic, when he defined it as an ‘addiction to work, the compulsion or the uncontrollable need to work incessantly’. But though it seems a recent phenomenon, brought about by the relentless pace of modern civilisation, in reality workaholics have

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Employment: solutions for the future

Why is it so hard to find a job? With more than 26 million Europeans out of work, unemployment is one of the biggest issues that Europe is facing today. New approaches are needed and many were discussed at the ReACT conference organised by Parliament in Paris on 15 October. Young, promising and out of

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