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Future-proofing businesses

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Future-proofing businesses

We recently released a new report, written for the Future of Work Hub by Lewis Silkin LLP, which looks at the impact of three megatrends - globalisation, technology and changing demographics - on the world of work and the key implications for business. All of the extracts published so far from the report can be accessed here. 

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Coaching virtually

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Coaching virtually

This is the third in a series of articles from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures.  This article considers the definitions of virtual coaching, followed by a literature review with the purpose of establishing the skills requirements for remote Manager-as-Coaches.

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Coaching across cultures

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Coaching across cultures

This article is the second in a series from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures.  It reviews and evaluates the relevant learnings from cross-cultural coaching practice.

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Manager-as-coach

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Manager-as-coach

This article, the first in a series from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures, explores some of the benefits and complexities relating to managerial coaching in organisations. 

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Is the great wall of workplace sex discrimination crumbling down?

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Is the great wall of workplace sex discrimination crumbling down?

Claims of sex discrimination in China are low, despite the high level of discrimination and inequality experienced in the office.  In the second of a series of articles looking at how different APAC countries are responding to the changing world of work, Scott Anderson of Lewis Silkin, explores the reasons for the low number of sex discrimination claims in China and how this may change in the future. 

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Economic growth and corporate culture - when east and west collide

As we creep out of the global recession, employment is rising and businesses from the far-east, notably China, are looking to the west to expand. However, are we at risk of a culture clash between Western and Chinese culture and what effect could this have upon corporate culture overall in the UK? Tom Heys gives his opinion.

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Reflecting on the future of work event

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Reflecting on the future of work event

Work is changing and anticipated changes such as changing demographics, globalisation, diversity, flexibility and skills are already part of today's working reality. Following on from our first Future of Work Hub event "HR and Policy Challenges", James Davies, Joint Head of Employment at Lewis Silkin LLP offers a legal perspective on some of the issues discussed on the day.

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Five workplace trends changing the future of work

We are seeing massive change to the workplace.  Be it through the growth of the global economy due to the growth in emerging markets, productivity increases due to the expansion of the internet of things or the rise of flexible working and 'elancers'.  Dean van Leeuwen, futurist and co-founder of Tomorrow Today Global shares his thoughts on these workplace trends and outlines the top five impacting the future of work.

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Multinationals grapple with murky recruitment practices in Malaysia

This Lewis Silkin article discusses the recent issues in regards to policing the working conditions of international supply chains as highlighted in a report by Verité. Focusing on immigration in Malaysia, this article considers the challenges and opportunities faced by multinational companies with a globally diverse workforce, and how forced labour issues can creep into these worldwide supply chains.

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Fair trade and ttip - what's the deal for employment law?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - what's the deal? The EU and the US are currently engaged in negotiations on a major free trade agreement with the aim to cut tariffs and regulatory barriers. What are the potential consequences for employment law and workers rights? This article by Matt Ward of Lewis Silkin explores the issues.

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Are EU laws undermining the UK's competitiveness in the global economy?

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Are EU laws undermining the UK's competitiveness in the global economy?

The UK’s relationship with Europe has emerged as a key political issue. Eurosceptics are arguing that, because of European employment law, UK employers are strangled in red tape. But do European Union laws really have such a damaging impact on UK businesses? This piece by Lewis Silkin cuts through some of the bluster to reveal a few facts about the EU's influence in the UK.

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