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Diversity Recruitment

Diversity RecruitmentThere are many reports in the news of firms trying to increase the diversity in their recruitment.Chief Constables in England and Wales are calling for changes in the law that would allow them to fast-track underrepresented groups from society in the recruitment of police officers.The BBC reports"Under such a...
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Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment and SelectionThe world of recruitment is changing.The Times newspaper suggests that in the past five years it has undergone a revolution, driven largely by the development of the internet (The Times, 15th April 2007).The article highlights an important milestone, in which the Internet Advertising Bureau and Price Waterhouse Coopers...
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Communication

In the news ... CommunicationAs technology advances, our methods of communication are changing. The findings of a recent survey suggest that the level of handwritten communication is now in serious decline. This survey suggests that half of written communication is by e-mail, 29% by text message and just 13% by pen...
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Price Fixing

In the news ... Price FixingEuropean regulators have imposed fines totalling 273.7m euros (£185m) on Dutch brewers, including Heineken and Grolsch, for price fixing. The European Commission have accused the firms of "stifling competition by sharing pricing policy and levels" (BBC, 18th April 2007). Competition commissioner Neelie Kroes commented:"It is...
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Launching New Products

In the news ... Launching New ProductsApple's new iPhone was revealed in January at the annual Macworld Expo as their first attempt at entering the mobile phone market. The unique selling point of the protocol unveiled in January was that it has no conventional buttons but instead uses a large...
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Product Innovation

In the news ... Product InnovationThe Times 100 Nestle case study describes the importance of maintaining a brand in an age of"modern sophisticated consumers constantly seek novelty and change". The case study describes how consumer demands have driven the many changes to flavours, colours and packaging that have been undertaken to...
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Motivation in Practice

In the news ... Motivation in PracticeIn and out of the news this year have been the large bonuses that are being paid out to executives and company staff. In February, banking firm HBOS was reported as paying each employee £7500 in bonuses (a total of £550m) after the achieving an 18%...
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Relocation of Production

In the news ... Relocation of ProductionBy Guest Writer Dominic Wakeford (Year 12 Student)Burberry has closed its clothing factory in the Rhondda Valley, Wales - a move that has highlighted the increased costs of production in Britain. The decision, first announced in September 2006, is set to cost 300 workers...
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