The pandemic has necessitated a partnership approach across UK government, business and unions. This has drawn unions into the process of policy formulation, shining a new spotlight on their activities.
Peter Urwin is joined by Professor of HRM and Employment Relations at Sheffield University Management School, Richard Saundry, who draws on a wealth of experience (including his first job in 1988 at NUM headquarters in Sheffield, and a career working with government, unions and employers) to discuss the role of unions in the past, present and future.
Peter and Richard discuss how unions have done so far, and question whether any benefits to the union movement will persist beyond the pandemic – or whether it will simply return to an “us and them” scenario. Can unions build on this apparent volte-face, to reverse a decline in influence on the employment relationship?
Adam Cox talks to retail property management expert, Paul Clifford, from Flourish – who explains the current high street slump and the potential impact of the COVID lockdown on retailers. Paul shares some tips for retail entrepreneurs and predicts the upcoming trends that could make their mark on the British high street.
Adam Cox is joined by Ed Bassett from Camptoo, to discuss the rise of the campervan “staycation” in the face of COVID-19, and how owners of campervans and motorhomes are finding ways to monetise their assets which usually sit unused for most of the year. Ed explains how this model – similar to AirBnB – is giving people an income from their holiday vehicles, and providing people with a different kind of holiday without them having to buy their own motorhomes.
Adam creates a hypnosis session inspired by the movie How to Train Your Dragon. In the guided hypnosis you visit a Viking town called Berk that is plagued by dragons. The dragons are a metaphor for fears, challenges, problems and limiting beliefs. This hypnosis enables adults and children to change their relationship with their fears by training them in the same way Hiccup trains Toothless. A great hypnosis session for children and adults that love the movie.
Adam Cox is joined by business strategist and growth mentor, Gavin Preston. Gavin recently published his book, Survive and Thrive, and shares pragmatic tips on how to thrive in the economic storm that is approaching using his unique “strategy compass” model.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, the team explains to us how to maximize the returns from your 401k as well as evaluate your options and lobby for a better plan at your workplace.
The cornerstone of the Prime Minister's Conservative Party speech this week was turning Generation Rent into Generation Buy with state-backed 95% mortgages. The idea is that this will help first-time buyers frozen out by the need for big deposits - and combining it with long-term fixed rates will reduce risk? But is this a good idea or a bad plan? Is more help just what first-time buyers could do with, or is inflating the property market with more cheap money the last thing we need? On this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Georgie Frost and George Nixon talk mortgage plans and house prices. Plus GDP is still rising but not as strongly, so is the V shaped recovery off and what will further lockdown measures do to it? And what are the charts that tell the real story of the coronavirus economy?
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Roku and Netflix rise on upgrades; AT&T prepares to sell DirecTV at a steep loss; Movie theater stocks AMC, Cinemark, and Cineworld tumble on news that Cineworld is closing all cinemas in the U.S. and U.K. IBM spins off its legacy business; AMD gets serious about acquiring chip maker Xilinx; Domino’s dips due to rising cheese costs; Software company Alteryx surges on a boost in guidance; Costco reports big sales numbers for September; And Apple and Amazon get primed for big events. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Equinix and EXP World Holdings. Plus, management consultant Roger Martin shares insights from his book, When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency.
Adam Cox is joined by life coach, Erna Mary, to discuss the importance of communication and relationship-building when influencing or selling online.
Erna shares several tips for building meaningful relationships, as well as ways to monetise those relationships without coming across as “sales-y” or superficial.
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson. They explore the representation of Black people and culture, as well as the reception and treatment of Black actors and directors in Hollywood, throughout cinematic history.
In this episode: Hallelujah (1929), The Defiant Ones (1958), A Taste of Honey (1961), Shaft (1971), Tsotsi (2005), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Moonlight (2016), Get Out (2017), I Am Not a Witch (2017), Black Panther (2018).