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Stop bossing workers, BBC expert tells delegates at recruiter's new office launch

Stop bossing workers, BBC expert tells delegates at recruiter's new office launch

THE presenter of a major BBC TV series in which bosses were removed from the running of companies has called on North Wales firms not to “over manage” staff.

Dr Paul Thomas, the presenter of Ban the Boss, said too many firms stifle employees’ individual talents in pursuit of strict sets of work rules.

The BBC Radio Wales Business Doctor was speaking to more than 80 delegates at the official launch of recruitment agency Supertemps’ new office in Bangor, North Wales.

The independent firm, based in Colwyn Bay, has hired new staff during 2011 and opened a second office in Parc Menai to better serve businesses in Gwynedd and Anglesey seeking temporary and permanent staff.

Invited to speak at the official launch party, Dr Thomas recalled his experiences during the Ban the Boss series and how initial scepticism and even hostility gave way to significant improvements in work practice.

He said: “The way most businesses are managed is out-dated. The idea of & lsquo;command and control’ just doesn’t work in the 21st century - we need to move on.”

Supertemps Managing Director Sarah Ellwood thanked businesses for their continued support during the year and said the agency was looking forward to a prosperous 2012.

She said: “While there has been doom and gloom about the economy, Supertemps has gone from strength to strength in 2011.

“We’ve changed the way we do things in response to what our clients wanted, and doing this now has really paid off.”

Supertemps was formed in 1980, making it the longest established independent recruitment agency in North Wales. 

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