According to leading think tank The Resolution Foundation, the number of people on zero hour contracts in the UK has reached a new high. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by Andrea Broughton, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies.
New analysis published by the TUC on Friday reveals that the average woman has to wait nearly a fifth of a year (66 days) before she starts to get paid, compared to the average man. The analysis shows that inequality within the workplace is still a major issue. So what do employers need to do to reign in the gap? Scarlet Harris, Policy Officer at the TUC, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
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.
The chief executive of Uber has apologised after a video came out of him getting into an argument with one of the company's drivers. The dashcam footage shows Travis Kalanick dismissing the man's concerns about falling pay rates. Phil Lowe, people development and business leadership consultant, offered us his thoughts on the incident.
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.
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.
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.
Increasingly people are becoming employed in the so-called gig economy with firms such as Deliveroo and Uber however it leaves a lot of questions over their employment rights. Recently Uber and Deliveroo have appealed for an overhaul of employment laws which they claim prevent them from providing benefits such as insurance and pensions to self-employed staff. This follows last month's legal battle by a plumber- who wanted to reduce his days at Pimlico Plumbers following a heart attack. To give some insight into the law in workers rights Georgie Frost was joined by employment expert Beverley Sunderland from Crossland Employment solicitors.
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
Charles Woodburn will replace Ian King as chief executive of BAE Systems. He's currently BAE's chief operating officer, but will take up the position on the 1st of July. Woodburn joined the firm in May 2016 with 20 years of international experience in senior management positions in the oil and gas industry. Howard Wheeldon, aerospace expert and Founder of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company and the change of CEO.