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Want to know if a potential hire is civil? Ask your firm’s receptionist

To avoid the massive cost of a toxic employee, speak to other people who have worked with him or her about past behaviour

Making existing resources productive for as long as possible

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Using a circular supply chain would help make processes such as product design, procurement and waste management more efficient and productive

Workplaces wake up to the benefits of wellbeing

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For employers good wellbeing programmes can help recruitment, retention of staff and raise productivity, writes Andrew Jack

Insight now and foresight about future

IBM’s lack of insight and foresight that consumers would value desktop computing proved to be very costly. Picture:  BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Leader’s success in complex and dynamic environment determined by ability to lead and manage change, writes Naomi Chitambira

Companies ponder rating of workers’ health

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Chronic illness, tobacco use and obesity can drive up medical costs and research suggests they can also affect productivity and performance


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