"In too many areas of diffusion we struggle against our international competitors, with more workers being employed by less productive firms here than in France and Germany, while by some markers we are almost a decade behind the Danes" she added. The Prime Minister "rightly laid down the gauntlet" at the conference to get firms investing more, she said, adding: "but the environment must be right."
Not only did we hear in person from the tech companies that are everyday household names - via Microsoft President Brad Smith and Twitter's head of EMEA Bruce Daisley, but there was a welcome diversity of appearance and presentation. For too long business in the UK has suffered from a 'stuffy' image of conservatism hidebound by what passes as 'tradition' (or 'uniform' to critics on the outside) - suits for the men, and uncomfortable footwear for the women.
The gender pay gap in business does not exist simply because most women are in less intellectually demanding jobs and most men are strategically essential to the workings of the office of the CEO. It exists because of fundamental inequality on multiple levels - what we value, how we value it in both societal as well as monetary terms, and how we spot, reward, and bring on talent. Or so it is often argued. There is an alternative view: it exists because businesses get away with it.
UK manufacturing orders strongest for nearly 30 years : 'particularly marked in food & drink and chemicals, while export order books strengthened notably in chemicals, electronics and transport goods.' #CBI industrial trends survey #business
@t0nyyates@ChrisGiles_ What you did there was take a negative (bureaucracy) and equate it with not a negative (hospitals etc) when in fact what you said was focused on a negative only (hosting bureaucracies) .....enough. All clever words getting nowhere
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