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5 Effective Ways to Simplify Complex Business Practices

When it comes to your business operations, you may start out with fairly simple processes. But over time, the way you conduct your business can become more complex as your company grows, as you introduce new programs and procedures, and as employees develop their own ways of getting the job done. Unfortunately, this can have a negative impact on your productivity, turning once-simple tasks into monumental hurdles. And the worst part is that very little of the work being done might be necessary to ongoing operations. For this reason it is imperative that you perform an audit and figure out where time is being wasted, as well as how to best create the targeted practices that ensure work is completed in an effective and efficient manner.

Six reasons why your business should use Foursquare

You might have heard Foursquare mentioned in conversation and assumed it was just another social network.

However, it’s a location-based system that allows users to ‘check-in’ to businesses from their mobile phone could benefit the savvy small business.

Work at Home Business Opportunities

Home business opportunities have blossomed of late owing to the great advances that have been realized in internet technology. The wide range of modern communication equipment in existence has also contributed widely to the success of many businesses.

MPs vote for change – but this is just the first step

You might have caught it on the news or in the paper but on Tuesday, for the first time in Parliament, MPs held a debate on unpaid internships. The issue had ever been voted on before, but MPs divided 181-19 in favour of an end unpaid internships. This was a huge victory and very exciting for the campaign!

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Internships are an increasingly common entry-level path into a wide range of industries. Here, we would like to offer you what we deem as a minimum standard that businesses should legally and morally hold themselves to when taking on interns.


MPs love to talk about social mobility. All of the three main parties claim they want to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds get the jobs they deserve. If only they practised what they preached. Too many Members of Parliament advertise for unpaid internships. They are unfair and may well be illegal.

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A spokesman for Dods has issued the following statement:

“PoliticsHome takes extremely seriously the defamatory allegations made by Intern Aware. We do not break the law with our intern policy, nor do we treat them unfairly in any way.

Why Unpaid Internships Matter

Courtesy of the BBC. A look at unpaid internships from the BBC Two Documentary – Who Gets the Best Jobs?

Credits: Presenter – Richard Bilton Director – Dai Richards Producer – Lil Cranfield Executive Producer -Ruth Pitt

Unpaid internships are impeding social mobility, leaving school leavers and graduates in a catch 22 situation where they are unable to get a job because they haven’t got experience, and unable to get experience because they can’t afford to work for free. This harms social mobility and undercuts the majority of businesses that operate good practices.

Why unpaid internships are illegal

Unpaid internships aren’t just wrong; in most cases they are illegal. Underemployment law, people who work set hours, do set tasks, and contribute value to an organisation are “workers” and are entitled to the minimum wage. This means even if your internship was just about being expected to turn up at a certain time and add some numbers in Excel you are likely to be entitled to pay. And as it is impossible to sign away your rights, even if you have agreed to work without pay you can still claim. Every time an intern has taken their employer to court for not being paid the minimum wage they have won.