Nick Peters open Shop Floor by analysing how some company bosses can turn abusive over time, despite being understanding and fair with their staff at first. With Russell Johnson, from Michigan State University, they talk about a recent research into what causes the mood switch for many employers.
Should the state take control over the lives of the self-employed? Bright Blue think tank recommend a change in policies that will benefit those who run their own business as much as those regular employees. Nick speaks to David Kirby on the matter.
Nick also looks at the absence of ethnic minorities in top jobs, particularly the British Muslim communities. In a report called Rising, published by the think tank Demos, its author Louis Reynolds explains why many individuals are missing out on job opportunities.
Finally, Nick looks at low wage levels. TUC low pay adviser Paul Sellers discusses why the wages market is so tight.
Russell Johnson, David Kirby, Louis Reynolds, Paul Sellers
Linda speaks to Culture Secretary John Whittingdale at the largest launch of digital radio event in London this week. The event included Share Radio as part of the 18 radio stations that went live this month. Together they discuss what does this mean for the industry and the benefits of digital radio.
Linda Lewis focuses on electric cars this week and speaks to Pod Point, a Shoreditch-based company that makes charging units for electric cars that have been gradually been installed in homes, car parks and airports. They describe themselves are the UK’s largest suppliers of electric charging solutions. She speaks to Erik Fairbairn, CEO of the company.
Nick Peters looks at cinema advertising agency Pearl and Dean’s loss of shares in the advertising market. Peter talks to Kathryn Jacob, Pearl and Dean CEO, about how this came about. She talks about the struggles the company had to face and how they recovered. Kathryn also talks about how the company has changed from a cinema to a film company.
Nick also speaks to Raymond Snoddy about the new paper-only tabloid newspaper, The New Day Nick compare the Independent’s choice to become a digital newspaper and the birth of the new tabloid. Together they talk about the vicissitudes between print and online publications as well as how modern paper publications are changing.
Nick also talks about the role of marketing in the structure of any business.
Chief marketing Officer Sholto Douglas-Home from global recruitment firm Hays says marketing should ‘man up’ and brace themselves for a brighter future of marketing.
Sarah Pennells talks about banking and accounts with guests Tashema Jackson of uSwitch, and Hannah Maundrell from money.co.uk, and Matt Saunders from GoCompare. Together they discuss whether it is possible to open a bank account if you have a history of debt, if you can open an account if you’ve moved to the UK from abroad and what the best accounts are if you’re constantly in your overdraft or similarly, always in credit.
Sarah Pennells and her guests Chris Deams, from Cervello Financial Planning, Anita Monteith from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Rachel Springall from MoneyFacts, discuss changes in taxes to savings, ISAs and dividends. With some major tax changes taking place on the 6th April this year, how will this affect companies or those who are self-employed?
Sarah Pennells looks at how to save money on your food bill. Dawn Quest, joint founder of mealsourkidslove.com, joins Sarah with fellow guests Helen White, from Love Food Hate Waste and Annie O’Leary from Netmums. Together they discuss how supermarket offers can make customers spend up to 20% more than they plan to, despite food costs going down. The guests share tips on how to reduce food waste and how to cook food in a creative and healthy way, they also say that encouraging children to take part in buying and preparing food will help promote healthy eating.
Sarah Pennells spoke to Cap Gemini’s Alex Smith-Bingham to discuss young people’s lack of digital skills in the world of work. Sarah will look at how many young people did not have the level of digital skills their company wished for and this could lead them to miss out on future job opportunities. Sarah is also joined by Rachel Healy, this week’s Money Saving Expert. Topics in the programme include how to enrich one’s digital skills, where to find more information, whether any particular schemes offer them and which digital skills are the most sought after. Jordan Daykin, from GripIt Fixings, explains what skills he is looking for in young people from an employer’s perspective.
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