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One of Carl Duerr's first moves on taking over at Bonser Engineering the Nottinghambased fork lift truck makers was to put a shopfloor worker on the board. But although Americanborn Duerr who specialises in reviving ailing companies believes in management by acceptance, he reserves the right...
Alec Snobel talks to Britain's leading Personnel Consultants about the market for managers in our depressed economy.
For 1 a month for each shopfloor worker, a company in the West Midlands is using a computer system which, from payroll data, is capable of improving production efficiency and reducing labour turnover.
EXPORT orders are not always won solely by hard work. Occasionally, it needs a bit of luck as John Black will tell you.
Resistance to US dominance and continuing affection for the mother country combine to make resourcerich Canada a leading attraction for British exporters. And specialist tool makers like WH Warren demonstrate that smallness is no bar to success. Report by John Howard.
At a time when the ACAS is chalking up some notable successes in the settlement of industrial disputes, its future as a conciliation service could be in jeopardy. It is faced with the same danger that has so bedevilled the establishment of industrial relations machinery in the past political...
Accusations from some union leaders and leftwing MPs that Denis Healey's attitude towards men demanding excessive pay rises is like that of a tetchy schoolmaster dealing with recalcitrant pupils is particularly apposite in the aftermath of the Budget.
More and more middle managers are seeking the collective strength of white collar unions as they see their pay outstripped by inflation and jobs put at risk by industrial retrenchment. Now, with impending legislation posing another threat to their status, the lure of the unions is likely to...
At a time of soaring labour costs, price controls, dividend restraint and a host of other economic problems, fire prevention and control is an issue which management might be tempted to push down the priority list. Yet a glance at the staggering increase in fire damage costs provides a forceful...
The slump in the building industry has produced one sideeffect welcomed by both management and unions. Lump labour provided by men who use their selfemployed status to dodge taxes and National Insurance payments is on the decline. But fundamental changes are needed if the industry is to rid...
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