PwC says family businesses should “toughen up”.

In its recent survey PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) advises that for family businesses to thrive and survive they need to become more objective and not make decisions based on emotions or history. Areas to which they suggest further attention often needs to be given include: Succession planning (The Family Business Institute reports that only 30% of family […]

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When an employee loses someone close

ACAS (the Government’s Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)  has recently launched guidance on how to manage bereavement compassionately. The guidance runs to some 24 pages and should form an invaluable source of reference for employers in adopting best practice. We review the guidance here. The guidance is very comprehensive, covering issues such as how the […]

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