Archive for June, 2015

Merry-go-round to helter skelter; business picking up the benefits tab

Merry-go-round to helter skelter; business picking up the benefits tab

“Merry-go-round…topping up low pay…helping to create well paid jobs in the first place.” These are just a few excerpts from the Prime Minister’s speech on opportunity, where David Cameron laid the ground for the Government to cut welfare spending by £12bn. These cuts will have a heavy focus on working age benefits, and in particular […]

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Applied social psychology; a new tool to make the case for ethical trade benefits

Applied social psychology; a new tool to make the case for ethical trade benefits

Applied social psychology has a massive potential to help clearly demonstrate the benefits and impacts of ethical trade, both internally to organisations and externally to stakeholders, e.g., consumers. Three ways show this well. First, applied social psychology can add more certainty to understanding around stakeholders and their decisions. The application of psychology’s study of underlying […]

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Sweet or sour? The potential for the Conservatives’ business agenda

Sweet or sour? The potential for the Conservatives’ business agenda

This word ‘potential’ succinctly sums up both the likely good and bad for business from the new Conservative government. On the one hand, the government’s bills for the year (in last week’s Queen’s Speech) show real potential for a competitive agenda that boosts business. But on the other hand, the government’s agenda around Europe has […]

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