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Maternity discrimination is UK plc's dirty little secret

Maternity discrimination is UK plc's dirty little secret

By Rebecca Smith Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Despite legislation aiming to protect the rights of new mothers, the statistics tell a different story - and it's a grim one.

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03 May 2016

The robots may be coming, but great customer experience still requires people to bring it alive, says John Sills.

 
 
Do you really need to adapt your business to millennials?

Do you really need to adapt your business to millennials?

03 May 2016

You may be sceptical about how different Generation Y is, but this doesn't mean you can ignore them, says Jonathan Hime.

 
 
We need more fathers taking Shared Parental Leave

We need more fathers taking Shared Parental Leave

02 May 2016

Equality begins at home, but there's also a business interest in encouraging men to take time off, says Lindsay Pattison.

 
 
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29 April 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: You might not like Philip Green's taste but a healthy economy needs his like.

 
 
Method investing: be the business version of Daniel Day-Lewis

Method investing: be the business version of Daniel Day-Lewis

29 April 2016

Immersing yourself in your venture is the only way to know whether you're a good fit, says Faisal Butt.

 
 
Why Muslim entrepreneurs can give Islam a much needed image boost

Why Muslim entrepreneurs can give Islam a much needed image boost

29 April 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: There's a wealth of Muslim business talent out there. Perhaps they can help change British perceptions of Islam.

 
 
How can I persuade my husband to retire so we can go on a long cruise?

How can I persuade my husband to retire so we can go on a long cruise?

28 April 2016

A cruise might be a nightmarish prospect for your husband. See if you can persuade him to gradually reduce his hours instead, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 
'The perception is still that engineering is geeky and a job for the boys' - Mamta Singhal

'The perception is still that engineering is geeky and a job for the boys' - Mamta Singhal

25 April 2016

Too many employers disparage female engineers. But they should be celebrated as business heroes in the making.

 
 
Philip Beresford: The Sunday Times Rich List compiler on 27 years of wealth watching

Philip Beresford: The Sunday Times Rich List compiler on 27 years of wealth watching

24 April 2016

MT's ex-editor on why he's provoked the fury of both the left and the landed classes in his quest to rank the assets of the mega rich.

 
 
Howard Davies: Lessons from free trade crusader John Bright on staying in the EU

Howard Davies: Lessons from free trade crusader John Bright on staying in the EU

22 April 2016

MT DIARY: Rochdale's finest, Bob Dylan's Brexit blues and how to rile the French.