Results for Analysis/Comment

Preventing abuse, saving money

Preventing abuse, saving money

December 01, 1998 The effects of social breakdown are increasingly felt by companies, with the cost of crime an obvious example. But now alcohol abuse is a factor in a quarter of workplace accidents, while drug abuse affects a fifth of businesses. It is time for preventative action. Read more >
Breaking the glass ceiling

Breaking the glass ceiling

November 16, 1998 When companies recognise the problem, they cantake action to achieve a better gender balance in the workforce. Family-friendly policies work, but who should pay? Read more >
Code to counter ageism

Code to counter ageism

October 01, 1998 Discrimination on grounds of age is rapidly joining the other 'isms' where employers are taking action. However the real reasons why age is too often a factor in choosing employees are often financial, not prejudice. Read more >
Enterprising solutions in the regions

Enterprising solutions in the regions

October 01, 1998 TECs, chambers of commerce and Business Links have been trying to improve their support services for small firms locally. Now a government review is underway. It's time for business to insist on a regional solution. Read more >
New rights for disabled people

New rights for disabled people

August 01, 1998 Companies have been slow to address the extra needs of people with a disability, whether in business operations or in community projects. Now they must act, or face the threat of legal action. Read more >
Housing the homeless

Housing the homeless

August 01, 1998 As the plight of the homeless receives new attention, a group of companies have formed an initiative to act. But will it tackle the root causes of the problem? Read more >
New partners for social cohesion

New partners for social cohesion

October 01, 1997 Corporate citizenship used to be seen as an Anglo Saxon phenomenon. Now companies and governments across Europe are seeking new solutions to social problems. Read more >