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Management Today February/March 2017

Management today is an essential guide to UK business, with a real grasp of modern business thinking and the most effective management, Mt is a must read for company leaders, senior directors, entrepreneurs and ambitious executives- fresh and insightful, mt is not only provocative but delivers true value and guidance. The UK's largest monthly business magazine delivering a truly powerful auidence. Supported by industry leading features mt boasts of award winning articles and has won many accolades over the past few years. With truly superior editorial it engages and influences businesses like no other.

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2 min
taxing questions

When it comes to considering evil and all its works, I’m one of those people willing to give Google the benefit of the doubt. (I quite like the fact that there’s something purer in its scientific intent than is the case with Facebook or Amazon.) Its corporate tax arrangements make us all cross but Google is doing little that is different from other ‘stateless’ businesses of its scale, which have made the most of globalisation to turn tax planning into a lawyer-led fine art of side-stepping and offshore obfuscation. The chances of an international agreement to level the tax playing field are now distant with the advent of Trump. He threatens US businesses who stray abroad – ‘all you have to do is stay!’ – but has no interest in harmonisation,…

2 min
you live you learn

I unwittingly walked out of Vietnam with two leadership models. My first commanding officer in the Navy construction battalion was the epitome of the can-do spirit: don’t tell me about the four-month monsoon or the bad guys shooting at you, you’re here to build shit, so build it. The second, whom in retrospect I call Voldemort, would rather have a perfect report for a job never finished than a crappy report for a job finished on time. When I got out I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Business schools were becoming cool, believe it or not. I thought what the hell, I haven’t got anything honest to do for a living. While I was doing my PhD in Stanford, I ended up, as I like to put it, doing…

1 min
words worth

Fall in a pothole unfilled by your local council and you’ll be in line for ‘compensation’: a recompense for something nasty happening. But you can also get ‘compensation’ as a top executive, just for doing your job. The word is Latin in origin, and it means the act of counterbalancing or putting right. When it comes to pay, the usage dates back to the US Constitution, which specified that congressmen would be paid ‘a compensation’ for their services. Now compensation is for everybody, or at least those for whom mere cash is not enough.…

2 min
crash course

You need to recruit digital experts but you’ve been told there’s a huge shortage of techies with the requisite skills. So what are you to do? Think marketing. The likes of Apple, Google and Facebook are among the most desirable companies to work for in the sector, based on their cool image. ‘Make sure you’ve got the right kind of employer brand out there, so people understand what you do and what it’s like to work for you,’ says Nathan Callaghan, a director at digital recruitment agency Futureheads. Cast your net wide. Recruitment agencies can help, but make use of your own networks and social media. Go to thought-leadership events, hackathons and meet-ups, or hold your own. ‘Market yourself continually, make sure you work every channel, and let people know that you’re…

2 min
company vitae

rb Can Anglo-Dutch RB ditch the headaches and get back to cleaning up in CPGs? Formative years RB as we know it today was created by the £5bn merger of the UK’s Reckitt & Colman with Dutch rival Benckiser in 1999, creating a brand powerhouse to rival, in theory at any rate, the biggest beasts of consumer packaged goods. Its roots lie in 19th-century laundry with Isaac Reckitt’s starch mill in Hull and Johann Benckiser’s household chemicals business in Pforzheim, Germany. FTSE 100 RB’s brands today include Cillit Bang, Calgon and Durex, but it is still substantially smaller than arch-rivals P&G and Unilever. Recent history A focus on consumer healthcare – it produces Nurofen, Gaviscon and Strepsils among others – has helped RB make up in quality what it lacks in sheer global heft. The strategy…

1 min
work place rights

A pronounced trend of late has been the onward march of the gig economy – the move away from traditional 9-to-5 employment towards technologyenabled ‘gigging’ for several different work providers at any one time. There is a tension between embracing the new flexibility and freedom the gig economy offers and the need to protect vulnerable individuals against exploitative practices. Both legislators and judges are starting to grapple with this issue. An employment tribunal has ruled that two Uber drivers qualified as ‘workers’ rather than self-employed contractors, as they had been categorised by Uber. Another case involving a CitySprint bike courier reached a similar conclusion. Meanwhile, the government has launched a review into the status of individuals working in the modern economy, chaired by Matthew Taylor, which may lead to legislative action. The…