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Georgie Frost

What basic rights do gig economy workers have?

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

What basic rights do gig economy workers have?
Recently we had another case testing the rights of gig economy workers. Self-employed cycle courier Andrew Boxer took the firm Excel to an employment tribunal arguing that he was a "worker" as defined by the Employment Rights Act - therefore, should get basic rights including holiday pay and the national minimum wage. His claim was backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain and the employment tribunal agreed with him. To find out what rulings such as this will mean for the gig economy Georgie Frost was joined by Kevin Charles, Director of Crosslands Employment Solicitors.
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Kevin Charles


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Is too much jargon putting off young job seekers?

Sarah Pennells (1)
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Is too much jargon putting off young job seekers?
Complicated jargon could be putting many young job seekers off applying to vacancies according to research out today from the City and Guilds group. Terms such as 'fulfillment service' and 'KPIs' are amongst the most confusing with two thirds of young people claiming they don't understand the language used by employers in their job adverts. To find out more Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Michael Osbaldeston, special advisor at the City and Guilds Group.
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Sara Macham, Michael Osbaldeston


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Nigel Cassidy

Ofcom to investigate Sky and 21st Century Fox merger

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

Ofcom to investigate Sky and 21st Century Fox merger
Culture secretary Karen Bradley's referred the Fox/ Sky bid to Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority. 21st Century Fox is offering £11.7bn for the 61% stake in Sky it does not already own. The company said it was "confident" the takeover would be approved. Critics of the merger fear it will mean Rupert Murdoch has too much control of the UK media. So can the takeover succeed after failing in 2011? James Brydges recaps the issues the regulators will be looking into.
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James Brydges


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Sarah Pennells (1)

What makes us happiest at work? Matt Weston from Robert Half explains.

Sarah Pennells (1)
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

What makes us happiest at work? Matt Weston from Robert Half explains.
How happy are you in your job? A recent survey found the average UK employee ranked themselves at 67 out of 100 on the happiness scale, and that four fifths think employers are just as responsible for ensuring happiness at work. To find out what things make us happiest at work Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Matt Weston, director at recruitment consultant Robert Half.
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Sara Macham, Matt Weston


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Nigel Cassidy

The annual Master Investor Show begins on March 25th – Director Swen Lorenz tells Share Radio more

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

The annual Master Investor Show begins on March 25th – Director Swen Lorenz tells Share Radio more
In today's world of financial uncertainty, a growing number of people are taking their financial future into their own hands. However, investing can be a bit of a financial minefield even for the most savvy investor. So, what's out there to help those deciding to take the plunge and invest? Master Investor, the monthly e-magazine and daily blog, is there to give a helping hand with investment ideas and analysis. Alongside this, around 4,000 private investors will gather in London on March 25th to attend their annual Master Investor Show. To discuss this, Swen Lorenz, Director at Master Investor, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Swen Lorenz


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Nigel Cassidy

Company information platform Duedil receives EU grant to expand its activities – Co-Founder Justin Fitzpatrick discusses

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

Company information platform Duedil receives EU grant to expand its activities – Co-Founder Justin Fitzpatrick discusses
DueDil, the company information platform, has today announced it’s expanding the coverage of its company data, which is set to enable new trade opportunities for millions of companies across the UK and Europe. Justin Fitzpatrick, Co-Founder of DueDil, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the expansion and how the company can reboost trade in a post-Brexit world.
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Justin Fitzpatrick


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Nigel Cassidy

Argos v Argos: Elizabeth Ward of Virtuoso Legal on the legal battle which could change domain name regulation

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Argos v Argos: Elizabeth Ward of Virtuoso Legal on the legal battle which could change domain name regulation
In a landmark legal battle surrounding intellectual property, retail giants Argos have lost a case against an American company, Argos Systems, over their website domain name. So, could the outcome change the regulations relating to domain names? Elizabeth Ward, Owner and Managing Director of Virtuoso Legal, the firm that represented Argos Systems and won the case for them, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk more about the case.
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Elizabeth Ward


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Nigel Cassidy

Are employers prepared to meet the needs of a maturing workforce?

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

Are employers prepared to meet the needs of a maturing workforce?
New research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that older workers in the UK are 'bracing themselves' to continue working until they are 70-years-old. So are employers prepared to meet the needs of a maturing workforce? Charles Cotton, pay and reward adviser at the CIPD, discussed further on Share Radio Breakfast.
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Charles Cotton


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Georgie Frost

‘Mindfulness and The Art of Change by Choice’- Book discussion with author Philip Cox-Hynd

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

‘Mindfulness  and The Art of Change by Choice’- Book discussion with author Philip Cox-Hynd
Now if you're a manager - looking to shake things up in the office, have you thought about taking a deep breath... ...And trying Mindfulness Author Philip Cox-Hynd reckons it can increase employee motivation and help leaders adapt to the fast evolving workplace. His latest book is Mindfulness and The Art of Change by Choice
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Philip Cox-Hynd


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Nigel Cassidy

A sparkling revenue rise for Petra Diamonds

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

A sparkling revenue rise for Petra Diamonds
Petra Diamonds, a leading independent diamond mining group and supplier of rough diamonds to the international market, has released its latest interim results. So what’s the future looking like for the company? Jacques Breytenbach, Chief Financial Officer of Petra Diamonds, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give Nigel Cassidy the lowdown.
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Jacques Breytenbach


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