‘I liked the people so much, I bought the company’

Mario Queiroz president of Google keynote

Acquiring talent by buying a company has worked for some organisations, but may be a risky strategy

Global trade: navigating a way around Brexit bother

David Davis at Conservative Part Conference

Exporters face the unwelcome prospect of increased red tape and trade barriers post-Brexit, but here are a couple of ideas to help ease the pain

Could finance chiefs save Walnut Whips?

Walnut Whip

Chief financial officers are increasingly assuming pivotal business roles beyond pure finance, promoting growth and profitability

How the UK can compete with the world’s best exporters

Employee welding parts at the Brompton Bicycle factory in London

The UK does not manufacture and export enough, but there are lessons to be learnt which could transform fortunes

Challenging China’s citadel of capitalism

China manufacturing industry

It’s the manufacturing capital of the world. Whatever you want, it is there. Motherboards, custom silicon, transistors, touch screens – a stroll through the bazaars of Shenzhen takes you past it all

Getting into the mind of a fraudster

Fighting fraud illustration

Understanding why people commit fraud is a starting point in countering the heavy losses sustained by businesses

Debunking the myths of millennials at work

Illustrations of myths of millennials at work

There are many widely held beliefs concerning millennials at work, but are they valuable pointers for managers wishing to engage this important swathe of staff or simply pointless myths?

10 quirky employee benefits that have been effective

Employee Engagement and Benefits report main image

A kind word can motivate staff more than cold cash. But what else can fire them up? Here are ten unusual benefits proven to work