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6 suggestions for working smart and doing the right things

by Paul Brammer on August 15, 2014

Is being successful in business a result of working hard, or working smart and doing the right things? My personal view is that in most cases it is both. In board rooms, many senior managers will say of their team “they work hard, they put the hours in”. I know that I've said this. ... Read more

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship or Degree: What are your thoughts?

by Sarah Holbrook on August 6, 2014

With the start of academic year fast approaching and as the exciting haze of University life looms for thousands of young people, I ask the question: University or Apprenticeship? It’s a question that needs careful consideration by young people and parents. I went to University and had a ... Read more

Experience

A seamless transition from school to work  

by Charmian Roberts MBE on July 22, 2014

After reading a recent article in Personnel Today about employers wanting more support to get young people ready for work, I concluded there are several things employers can do, several things schools can do and several things young people can do to help. However, the key is to get all players ... Read more

Talent

Real acts of positivity

by Ian Anderson on June 27, 2014

Developing a business that can make a difference requires leadership that not only motivates, but also encourages positivity within the business. Not only does this mean that role models have to be at every level, but there has to be shared values and beliefs to create the right culture to be ... Read more

cycling

Distributed leadership and the Maillot Jaune

by John Sorsby on June 20, 2014

The upcoming Tour de France will see the world’s elite cyclists push themselves to the absolute limit over leg burning climbs and hair raising descents in the quest for cycling immortality, but what about their team leaders, largely detached from the heat of battle in the peloton; A great ... Read more

cloud-biz-growth

Want your business to grow and prosper?

by Nigel Trant on June 9, 2014

Many businesses stay in business but fail to reach their potential, or fail to get beyond mediocrity, or just fail to grow. Research from BIS (Business, Innovation and Skills) showed that in 2011 67% of SME employers had an aspiration to grow over the next two to three years, but only 20% ... Read more

industry-benchmarking

You need to measure it before you grow it! PART 4

by John Mellor on June 5, 2014

How do we know how good or bad we are? How do we compare? - By developing your metrics you will gain the understanding of how you are performing, what is working well and what isn’t. Once confident in your data the natural step is to see how you are comparing to others and benchmarking is a ... Read more

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