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More than a third of UK music industry workers lost jobs in 2020

More than a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs last year – 69,000 in total – as venues closed, festivals were scrapped, tours ground to a halt and the pandemic wiped billions off the value of...

One in five HR leaders are not trained in diversity, equity and inclusion

A people analytics expert has urged the government to standardise training policies in the workplace following reports that today, one in five HR leaders are receiving inadequate or no training in diversity, equity and inclusion. 2022 is almost upon us and the topic of...

Ahead of COP26 ‘Green Influencers’ network reaches milestone

As the world gears up for COP26, an ambitious scheme to create a network of young people in England, enthused about the environment, has recruited 1,500 Green Influencers. The Green Influencers Scheme is run by The Ernest Cook Trust, a...

There’s a shortage of bouncers – and nightclub bosses fear it could put public safety at risk

The nightclub industry has become the latest to be hit in the UK’s supply crisis – with bosses calling for urgent government action due to a shortage of bouncers. Industry leaders have warned the issue could become a “threat to...

Small firms’ fury as Amazon offers £3,000 sign-up bonus to attract Christmas staff

Amazon is offering signing-up bonuses of up to £3,000 in areas of Britain with labour shortages, to attract workers in time for the Christmas surge in demand. The Food and Drink Federation says there is a “battle for labour” in...

More than 1,400 firms went bust last month in England and Wales

The number of businesses going bust in England and Wales jumped last month to its highest level since the start of the pandemic, as experts predicted that the end of government support for indebted firms would lead to a...

‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers

Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey. The survey of almost 13,000 mothers carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC)...

Tips to make your small business thrive from star entrepreneurs

A lot of people have started to reassess their career choices, with many deciding to start their own business. As a result, there’s an appetite for businesses seeking startup advice. Sound Advice: get year one in business right is a...

Tech CEO Dean Forbes named as one of Britain’s most Influential Black People

CEO of ERP software provider Forterro is named alongside Marcus Rashford, Sir Lenny Henry and Dame Sharon White in a list of the UK’s most powerful people of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage Forterro, a European provider of...

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2021 – How to stand out and win sales

This hotly anticipated event is just around the corner but what will it look like for businesses this year? Consumer interest in Black Friday dipped by over one-third in 2020 and as a result, businesses are looking to capitalise...

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Universal Electronics ended relationship with agency linked to Uyghur workers

Stock Markets5 minutes ago (Oct 20, 2021 02:06PM ET) (C) Reuters. A general view shows a manufacturing plant of Universal...