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We are looking to employ a number of agency workers on short term contracts. What are the main things employers have to do to comply with the Agency Worker Regulations?
Recently, working for a new customer, one of my teams has had to research and identify Investment companies, separating out the FUM from the AUM.
Sounds easy enough, there are many lists, from bloomberg, the IMA, FT etc but everyone seems to define FUM and FUM differently.
Most definitions seem to say that FUM is total funds and AUM can be more tangible assets. Some say they are completely interchangeable.
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How do I get across to my entire management team the importance of working capital control?
Having some familiarity with the not-for-profit sector, I know that 'new' mechanisms to generate income are seldom introduced and, if they are, face an up hill battle to realise their potential. I would like to have a short 'chat' to knowledgeable fundraisers to gather their thoughts on a new mechanism we have devised to see if it does have 'legs' and to offer a critique to ensure I am not investing £millions in something which will fail. Thank you.
October sees the end of the default retirement age -- what tips do you have for employers trying to move on older staff?
Is there something that could be done earlier in the grievance procedure in order to reduce the number of grievences that become full disputes, which requires even more management resource?
I am currently in the process of putting a crisis communications plan in place at my organisation. I am unsure as to what level of detail this should include and what format it should be in, as it may be implemented by myself or if I am unavailable by someone more junior. Any thoughts would be welcome. Richard
If, for example, I would like them to attend an event I am hosting, is it more effective to phone or email? Do I need to speak directly to that person rather than a P.A? And how many times should one follow up a first invite?