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Commission accomplished

Every commercial operation needs good salespeople if they are to sell their products, but while pay can be easier to set for some employees, it has been notoriously difficult to create a commission scheme for salespeople that works for employer and employee alike.

Strength in numbers

Britain in the 2020s is a radically different place compared to that of the 1970s and 1980s; strikes are few and far between. ONS data shows that the Winter of Discontent of 1979 saw 29.4m working days lost while the 1984 miners’ strike recorded 27.1m days lost. 2017’s 276,000 lost days barely counts in comparison.

The small matter of fraud

According to PwC’s 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey, only 49% of global organisations said they’ve been a victim of fraud and economic crime. While some might question the percentage quoted, the natural question that follows is what about the other 51%? Have they really not suffered any fraud – at all?

60 seconds with Bluestar Print Finishers

Bluestar started in 1998 when MD Lee Harvey (pictured, right, with operator Ian Richardson) decided that after working as a manager for a few firms, he needed to do something more. “I approached a few printing companies and got their support and so Bluestar was born.”

60 seconds with PNG Digital

Founder and managing director Mike Rawcliffe has been operating PNG Digital for just over a year from premises in Blackpool, Lancashire and the business has already experienced steady growth.

How to take one for the team

Staff dribbling basketballs, Morris dancing and firing crossbows. Not, you might think, the most conducive activities to getting work done.

Interview: 'It's not a declining market, it's evolving'

By his own admission, DST Output UK chief executive Jeremy Walters has had to be a fast learner throughout his career. And his latest challenge is learning US English, since he took up the reins at the 160m UK print group last December, as it's owned by $2.5bn US giant DST.

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