Do perks help you decide which job to take? Recruitment website Glassdoor, say that over a third of employees say perks and benefits are among their top consideration before accepting a new job. As most of us spend a majority of our waking hours at work, we want to enjoy our time in the office as much as we possibly can and so perks and benefits are an invaluable tool to help attract employees through the door. Joe Wiggins, Glassdoor's head of communications for Europe, spoke with Georgie.
This is Emerging Opportunities - the only show on radio dedicated to the world of emerging markets. Joining Juliette Foster in studio is Gavin Serkin, author of Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow, and the Managing Editor of Frontier Funds and Frontera News. Also joining Juliette is James Bennett of Aston Currency Management & Joe Delvaux from Duet Asset Management.
Topics today range from currency strength in emerging markets, trouble for Mozambique's economy & a debt scandal, plus discussion on Africa's broader economy & much more!
Today's workforce is more fragmented than previous generations. The traditional '9-5' job is not as favoured as it once was with other types of work arrangements quickly gaining in popularity. More and more people are choosing self-employment and temporary work for a better work-life balance. Temporary workers now make up a third of the average company’s work force. Dan Collier, chief executive of Elevate, spoke with Georgie.
This is today's edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the show will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So...are our financial novices in line for a June windfall...or is financial disappointment lurking around the corner? Apprentices Alexi Philips and Olivia Demetriades are in the studio along with Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's Senior Analyst.
A growing number of us are travelling abroad without travel insurance. New figures show its as many as a quarter of us, with young people less likely to pay for the safety net when they go abroad. There's a small chance that a natural disaster or medical emergency is not going to ruin on your trip but is it really worth paying for? Daisy Parker from Abta spoke with Georgie.
This is Conversations From Africa, Share Radio's weekly look at major news from across the African continent with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine & Share Radio reporter Patrick Jones.
On today's show: A new policy for Uber in South Africa which was met with uproar from regular cab drivers, violence erupting in South Africa's Parliament due to the Economic Freedom Fighters, news of changes to interest rates in South Africa, news of a possible arrest for the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a look at the Zimbabwe Flag movement & much more!
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, David Cameron and George Osborne warn a Brexit vote will cause a recession, shopping bills to rise by 200 pounds per year if we leave the EU, Ryanair to cut fares down to big profits and is cash being overtaken by debit card as the most popular method of payment. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
What's the secret that keeps the Beauty industry glowing when other sectors wrinkle?
The Beauty UK Trade Fair was in Birmingham over the weekend, experts and industry professional gathered to see the latest products and developments inside the sector.
Matt Cox has been looking at the Beauty industry's market defying growth at times, and asking how robust it really is underneath the face-mask.
He spoke to retail analyst and expert Rodney Hobson to find out more...