Firms Will Find No Performance Boost From Private-Equity Buy-Outs

Firms taken over by a private-equity buy-out see their performance fall even further behind their industry rivals, according to a new study. Private equity raises money to buy a company with the primary objective of improving the fortunes of an under-performing firm to ultimately seek a re-flotation on the stock exchange or to sell it […]

‘Employing Staff for the First Time’ – Online Toolkit

An online toolkit that provides employers with help when taking on their first employee was launched by Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson today. An update from the version that was launched a year ago, the “Employing staff for the first time” toolkit helps potential employers through the process of hiring their first member of staff […]