The Royal Bank of Scotland has reported an annual loss attributable to shareholders of £1.9 billion. That is in line with the bank's guidance from last month and is a smaller loss than last year, but it’s the bank’s eight consecutive annual loss. Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, joins Share Radio to look at the ins and outs of the numbers.
Dave Millett, Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker, Equinox, talks about Ofcom’s report ruling on whether BT can keep its Openreach broadband arm. BT seems to have escaped the immediate threat of selling off its wholesale arm, but it faces a stricter regulatory straitjacket under wide-ranging proposals which would allow other operators to lay fibre optic lines alongside its network. Dave discusses the decision.
This year's National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham begins and Phil Bicknell, Head of Food & Farming at the NFU, joins Sarah Lowther and the Financial Orbit's Chris Bailey live from the conference to discuss this year’s event, the future of agriculture and the political challenges posed both within the UK and EU.
This week, Nick Peters hits the Shop Floor to discuss why ever high levels of employment are not translating into higher wages with Steve Lewis, a former army officer and businessman who runs the Number 18 coffee shop in Crickhowell. Steve is one of the leaders of the Fair Tax Town programmes.
Nick looks at why leaders need to listen to their followers in order to close the digital skills gap inside corporations with Colin Sloman, Managing Director of Accenture, a consultancy firm who conducted a major survey of global businesses to assess how they are keeping up with the pace of lightning fast technological change.
Despite unemployment levels falling, and more people striking out on their own to add to the country's growing micro-business community, Nick Peters hears from Gerwyn Davies, the Labour Market Advisor at the CIPD about why this good news isn't necessarily good for wages and productivity levels.
And the good, the bad, and the ugly, Nick takes a closer look at workforce surveys to find out the do's and don'ts when it comes to writing them with Anthony Hughes of recruitment specialists Coburg Banks.
Plus, the first in our series of IDG Insights is launched, bringing you the stories that matter.
Steve Lewis, Colin Sloman, Gerwyn Davies, Anthony Hughes
Linda Lewis speaks to Dave Millett, Founder of Equinox, an independent Telecoms Brokerage and Consultancy company, based in Putney. Since 2009 they have gathered over 250 brokerage clients around the country and are managing a number of international projects on the go as well.
Sue Dougan speaks to Richard Gillingwater (CBE), Chairman of Henderson Global Investors and recently appointed Pro-Chancellor of the Open University. Together they look back at his life and career through his chosen tracks.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Tom Laws from the National Careers Service, and Adam Cox from Working From Home Week, to help discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of working from home and how to be more productive during your time at home. They also discuss what to do whether you're thinking of setting up your own company to work from home, or just want to know what your rights are in asking to work from home.
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.
Linda Lewis profiles Xero, the market leader in cloud-based accounting software which has been labelled by Forbes as the most innovative growth company two years in a row. This week they've been hosting their annual conference and expo in Battersea in London, unveiling a number of innovative add-ons to their software, such as auto-enrollment for pensions, and a link-up with Barclays and Microsoft to provide subscribers with more insights into how and where their money is going. Linda Lewis went along to meet the founders.
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.