This year I’ve had the opportunity to shake things up a bit by working with sixth form students from Tong Leadership Academy as part of our One Million Futures initiative. It aims to help one million people get to where they want to be; whether it’s in the classroom, the workplace or the boardroom. We are working with over 50 of the most inspiring social enterprises, charities and schools across the UK including Tong Leadership Academy.
The latest ‘name and shame’ list from HMRC of companies underpaying the legal minimum wage highlighted the fact many employers lack appropriate governance and controls to ensure they avoid falling foul of National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations.
By Jessica Dooley, Chief Chemist - Business Chemistry leader, Deloitte UK & North West Europe
A friend and I were chatting last week. He’s a team leader of engineers. We were discussing what he thought he needed by way of people and skill sets to create the ‘right’ team for the day job tasks, to achieve team KPIs, and to create a collaborative and positive working environment. We discussed the merits and shortcomings of selection tests that he's used in the past, which I frequently failed throughout my early career of university placements and graduate programme applications. Unsurprisingly, I'm not a fan of these. So what should you consider when building a team?
UK groups, particularly acquisitive ones, are finding that they are now faced with complex, unwieldy group structures where the number of dormant or inactive entities in the group greatly exceeds those that are active. Therefore, we are increasingly seeing UK boards addressing corporate simplification as a priority. So why act now?
By James Young, Performance Analytics Lead at Deloitte
Even those who won’t be watching this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire will know that there’s more to cycling than riding a bike. When it comes to competitive cycling, race strategies make or break the team. With just milliseconds separating the winners and losers, performance directors are under pressure to make split-second decisions in the heat of the moment.
Notwithstanding a degree of macro-market uncertainty, we are experiencing high levels of deal volumes at present. The 'wall of money', which has been documented elsewhere from well invested UK corporates, private equity and institutional fund sources, continues to chase investment opportunities.
The questions that I’m asked regularly whilst travelling around the UK and Europe tend to be directed towards Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. These typically take the following form:- What does Industry 4.0 mean for us, what is IoT and how can my business benefit from it, how do I know I’m making the right choice and is my direction of travel going to give me a competitive edge?
In pole position to share insights from Deloitte’s collaboration with McLaren at The Grammar School at Leeds
It’s both a privilege and a pleasure to be invited to deliver the annual Mark Bailey lecture at The Grammar School at Leeds this month. The school established this annual public lecture to honour the achievements of its former headmaster Mark Bailey.
Joanna Lumley, Ray Winstone, Larry Lamb, Hugh Bonneville and Nick Knowles are just some of the well-known faces encouraging employers to hire ex-service personnel. They all feature in Veterans Work: The Films, premiered by Deloitte UK with the Officers’ Association which will be screened on Thursday 29 March at Newcastle International Film Festival, showcase the value of hiring veterans into UK plc.
Like many firms, across many industries, temporary labour providers have faced a number of challenges in recent months and for many innovation will be key to achieving ongoing success.