PUBLISHED: 14:13 27 April 2019 Ross Bentley Generation Z are probably the most well-informed generation of young people as they have grown up connected to a global network. Picture: Getty Images Antonio Diaz With their own ways of doing things and attitudes to work and technology that differ from their parents, Generation Z represents a challenge for businesses. Picture: Getty ImagesOne fundamental difference for young people entering the world of work for the first time today, compared with their parents and grandparents, is that the concept of a lifetime's employment with a single employer is outdated. Generation Z know full well it is highly unlikely they will work at one company or location their entire life and that instead they will move through a number of situations during their working life. This means young people are entering the workplace with a different mindset than previous generations, says Carole Burman, managing director of MAD-HR, a … [Read more...] about Advice on getting the best out of Generation Z employee
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We all knew they were seriously minted - and now Brand Beckham has made its first billion dollars. David and Victoria reign at the top of their global empire, with their children Brooklyn, 20, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 14, and Harper, seven, all doing their bit to boost family fortune to the equivalent of £700 million sterling. It’s incredible considering both retired from the careers that made their names years ago. Victoria left the Spice Girls in 2000 and David stepped away from football in 2013. But their immense drive for fame combined with genius marketing and branding techniques have ensured they remain big names. We look back and their life and times together to ask how they made their lives such big business, and ask industry experts exactly how a singer and a footballer united to become the envy of all brands. Who earns what? David David’s football-related dosh is collated under an umbrella firm called Footwork Productions which has a £208.3m turnover. … [Read more...] about David and Victoria Beckham have made a billion
In the blissed-out Seattle winter sunshine, the glass and steel conservatories known as the Spheres that mark the entrance to Amazon’s head office seem to sweep you up off the pavement with the promise of a glimpse into the future — and a good time. It is 9am and battalions of Amazonians, laptops and lattes in hand, head into Day 1 Building — it’s always Day 1 at Amazon, to remind workers that rest is for wimps. Once inside, they splice and dice the quadrillions of bytes of consumer data that surge through the retail giant’s servers and crash on to our mobile phones, computers and Alexas and encourage us to shop, shop and then shop some more. ‘People who bought this also bought…’ It’s optimistic, infectious stuff. Walk the few blocks to Pine Street, Seattle’s main drag, however, and the mood is very different. The Westlake Center is so quiet that entering a shop feels like intruding on the retailer’s private grief. In … [Read more...] about Amazon vs. Zara: who will control the high street fashion market?
Jan Zeber 7 February 2019 7:45 AM 7 February 2019 7:45 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Wealth taxes are back in fashion. In the United States, Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing an ‘ultra-millionaire tax’. In the UK, there are calls for greater taxation of property from a coalition stretching from Lord Willetts, a former Conservative minister, to Owen Jones and other Corbynista activists. I say ‘back’ in fashion, because these taxes appear to be subject to a cycle of sorts – endlessly proposed, debated, then… quietly set aside. Most of the recent UK examples have focused on property. The Tories’ ‘dementia tax’ – a phrase coined by Policy Exchange’s Will Heaven in The Spectator – is remembered all too well from the ill-fated 2017 election. Before that there was Ed Miliband’s ‘mansion tax’, proposed in 2013, which was to be targeted at homes over … [Read more...] about Wealth taxes are back in fashion – but they’re still a terrible idea
Ross Clark 9 February 2019 9:00 AM 9 February 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp When Nissan announced it would not, after all, produce its new X-Trail in Sunderland, this was reported as proof of an impending Brexit disaster. A Labour councillor in South Wales even suggested that ‘all those who voted to leave should be laid off first’. But Nissan’s decision has little to do with Brexit, and everything to do with the turmoil of the global car industry. It is not that overall car sales are plunging — they grew by a modest 0.5 per cent across Europe last year. The problem is that established carmakers have failed to keep up, and their future now looks far more uncertain than it did even just a few years ago. BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Nissan: for decades, the same names ruled. It was a complacent industry, and progress was incremental. Every five years or so, a new model of car would be brought out that was … [Read more...] about Carmageddon: The future is catching up with the motor giants