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Thursday 17 April 2014
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND JOBS

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  • Singapore manufacturing strong, as GDP rises 5.1%Singapore's economy grew by 5.1% on a year-on-year basis in Q1 of 2014, slightly lower than the 5.5% growth in the previous quarter. This is based on advance estimates from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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  • Shawn Anderson Should I break up with my job? β€œIs there a better job out there for me?” It's a consistent and lingering question for those heading home after yet another crummy day at work. 18 March 2014
  • Hilary Briggs Five steps to build your concentration and focus in long meetingsDoes your mind wander in long meetings? How many hours can you remain focused and on the ball? How does this compare with what you are required to do to deliver top performance? Could you do with a little more concentration and focus? 18 March 2014

EXPERT ADVICE

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  • Claire Williams, Inclusive Employers Addressing unconscious bias to make better recruitment decisionsMost modern organisations have policies and procedures designed to minimise the risk of bad recruitment decisions. However, as we all know, bad decisions are still made. Even well trained and well-intentioned recruiters are capable of making bad recruitment decisions. 16 April 2014
  • Ken Craig How to avoid taxing the corporate away dayWhen the owner of supermarket chain Iceland took 800 managers on a £5,000 per head trip to Disneyworld in Florida for a company corporate event little did he know the potential tax implications. He is now facing a £2.5 million bill for the tax and NIC due. 14 April 2014

FEATURES

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  • Jill Duthie Jill DuthieChristopher Goodfellow spoke with the head of sourcing UK & Europe at the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Boat, rowing Taxing issues ahoyProposed legislation to either combat offshore tax avoidance or recover lost onshore tax revenue won't please all of the people, all of the time. Scott Beagrie investigates how to stay on top of the changes