Menopause discrimination is a real thing – this is how employers can help

By Professor Fiona Carmichael and Professor Joanne Duberley Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham For many women, going through the menopause can be a difficult time. It typically occurs for women between 45-55 years-old and lasts four to eight years. Most women experience some symptoms – the severity and duration of which can vary from … Continue reading “Menopause discrimination is a real thing – this is how employers can help”

The Treasury and the virtual modelling of a Brexit ‘reality’

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham As Theresa May tries to persuade politicians and the British people to support the deal that she has negotiated with the European Union, Brexit becomes even more exciting. Perhaps, the best way of describing this deal is that … Continue reading “The Treasury and the virtual modelling of a Brexit ‘reality’”

Our impact on the local economy

By Dr Amir Qamar, Research Associate within City-REDI, and Dr Chloe Billing, Research Fellow at City-REDI Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham UoB is certainly responsible for teaching and generating future leaders, but we should not forget that UoB plays an important part in shaping the economy within the West Midlands. Birmingham was recently ranked … Continue reading “Our impact on the local economy”

Playing the grey: non-compliance and the National Living Wage

By Professor Monder Ram, Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) Department of Management, University of Birmingham “I don’t know how we’re going to [cope with the annual upratings of the National Living Wage] … We have to negotiate price increases with the supermarkets every year going forward. If we don’t get … Continue reading “Playing the grey: non-compliance and the National Living Wage”

Everybody was kung-fu fighting

To celebrate Responsible Business Week we will be posting a series of blogs on this topic. In this post, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations and HRM Dr Geraint Harvey offers an example of businesses acting irresponsibly. Management at Pobeda Airlines, the Russian low fare subsidiary of Aeroflot, has responded to a spate of violent attacks on staff by … Continue reading “Everybody was kung-fu fighting”