What challenges do women face in their careers and how do they overcome them? Nick Peters looks at three women who work in predominately male-dominated areas and explores how they worked their way up in the industry. Max Steuer from LSE explores the role of head hunters and their role to present CEO candidates to boards and Andrew McKenzie, Policy and Research Manager from Reed in Partnership, talks about the cost of getting a job.
Kathie Knell, Sabrina Gidda, Fiona Lee, Max Steuer, Andrew Mackenzie
Nick Peters open Shop Floor by analysing how some company bosses can turn abusive over time, despite being understanding and fair with their staff at first. With Russell Johnson, from Michigan State University, they talk about a recent research into what causes the mood switch for many employers.
Should the state take control over the lives of the self-employed? Bright Blue think tank recommend a change in policies that will benefit those who run their own business as much as those regular employees. Nick speaks to David Kirby on the matter.
Nick also looks at the absence of ethnic minorities in top jobs, particularly the British Muslim communities. In a report called Rising, published by the think tank Demos, its author Louis Reynolds explains why many individuals are missing out on job opportunities.
Finally, Nick looks at low wage levels. TUC low pay adviser Paul Sellers discusses why the wages market is so tight.
Russell Johnson, David Kirby, Louis Reynolds, Paul Sellers
Nick Peters hits the shop floor for another packed edition on workplace issues. This week, social mobility, the goal of productive work and enterprise, comes under attack. Nick Peters talks to Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, about the idea that social mobility could be cruel or even evil.
Digital skill levels among young people mean employers are finding it harder to get qualified staff and many young people risk missing out on good jobs - Nick Peters finds out more from Nigel Walsh at CapGemini.
The Prime Minister says he wants ex-offenders to have much more support moving from jail into jobs and productive lives. It’s already happening - Nick Peters discovers how from Jane Gould, a trustee of Christian charity CleanSheet.
And we head east to Vietnam to meet the "Digital Nomads", young people who are taking the idea of remote working to extraordinary lengths.
Nick Peters talks to Sarah Lewis, Managing Director and Principal Psychologist at Appreciating Change, who believes poor managements encourages employees to put on their ‘stupid hats’ when they come to work. She outlines how smart managements can access the intelligence that their workforce brings to work every day, and encourage them not to switch it off.
Shop Floor with Nick Peters talking with Daniel Tenner about how businesses built on an Open Culture can generate enthusiasm, commitment and profits. And how his own business, Grant Tree, has flourished as a result.
Shop Floor with Nick Peters talking to Dom Jackman, co-founder of Escape the City, about the growing discontent among young professionals with life on the treadmill and how he and his team help them escape into a life of great fulfilment.
Show Floor with Nick Peters talking to Andrew Berwick of the Access Project on their programme to mentor and tutor children from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain the grades and confidence they need to go to top universities. Also talking with Sam Crooks of Credit Suisse about the tutoring and mentoring he gives to ambitious young student to achieve better grades.
Nick Peters hits the Shop Floor this week to talk to Duncan Exley, Executive Director of the Equality Trust about the massive advantage children of well-off parents enjoy compared with children of equal ability from less advantaged backgrounds.