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16
March
2015

Work Experience Crucial to Growth

A recent report found that in England only 1 in 3 employers offered work experience to young people aged 16-24. This is despite 66% of businesses stating that experience was the most important criteria when recruiting.

Categories: HR and Training

28
January
2015

Should the Workplace Be Fun?

It’s January, one of the dreariest months. You are back at work after the festive period and it’s ages until you get paid. But don’t fear, there is something to cheer you up from the gloom. On 28 January it is National Fun at Work Day!

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: Leadership & Management

17
September
2014

Skills Shortages Cause Salaries To Increase

A recent survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, has shown that companies are finding it hard to recruit the right people with the right skills. The shortage of appropriate applicants coupled with a rapid increase in vacancies is pushing up salaries in the UK.

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: HR and Training

12
August
2014

Selling Regulations Change

There was a shake up in consumer law when the Consumer Contracts Regulations came into effect on 13 June. The new regulations replace the Distance Selling Regulation 2000 and the Doorstep Selling Regulation 2008. They apply to selling in-store, online at a distance, and away from the trader’s premises including at someone’s home or work and telephone selling.

The new regulations could affect the way you do business.

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: Business Development

09
July
2014

Pinterest marketing for business success

There is still a huge buzz around social media when it comes to marketing, and why shouldn’t there be? It is an area that is relatively cheap and always developing. Now over 3 years old, Pinterest is a major player in the world of social media marketing. Big brands such as John Lewis and Sony use it very successfully. A recent survey suggests that in some instances Pinterest has driven more sales than Facebook and that Pinterest users spend twice as much as those who use Facebook - plus you don’t need a huge marketing budget to make it work for you.

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: Marketing and Communication

16
June
2014

Building teams as good as Brazil

The Football World Cup has just kicked off. The Brazilian team are the bookies favourites, a team full of individual talent, but in the past the team with the most flair hasn’t always been the winners. The country that lifts the world cup often has a group of players that work together, for each other and have a team mind set. In business, as in football, team work is crucial to success, so what does make a winning team?

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: Leadership & Management

13
May
2014

Fake references on the rise: be prepared

In the past people might have put their best friend as a personal reference, but things have now gone to a new level. The internet now hosts sites that will help someone produce a fake reference.

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: HR and Training

11
February
2014

Mass jobs exodus planned in 2014

The six weeks of 2014 has flown by, and people are still planning to implement their New Year’s resolution. How many people have said that getting a new job is their main focus this year? Surprisingly, it is 1/5 or 20%, according to a survey by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Categories: HR and Training

09
January
2014

Is your website doing the business?

We live in a digital age – customers have all your competitors at a click of a button. Comparing prices, products and services is easy and instant. Therefore having an effective company website is essential to stand out from the rest.

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: Marketing and Communication

04
December
2013

Raising Capital through Crowd Funding

There is a new kid on the block when it comes to raising capital – it’s called Crowd Funding. It’s a simple concept where individuals can invest in a business or project for as little as a quid.

Written by: Liz Kirman Categories: Finance

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