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[ 26 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Dr Jane Goldman
Watching the horror of London’s Grenfell Tower fire on television, I was brought back to September 11, 2001. I was living in New York City when 9/11 happened. I had just dropped off my seven-year-old daughter, Molly, at school, and was walking back home, crossing Fifth Avenue. I witnessed a totally bizarre phenomenon. I saw approximately 50 people on the street who were all doing the same thing: they were standing stark-still with their bodies all facing south, and their heads craned upward, looking into …

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[ 26 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Britain’s biggest small business competition returns for it’s 10th anniversary
The Pitch, one of the UK’s longest running competitions for small business owners, is now open for applications with Propel by Deloitte confirmed as headline sponsor.
Founded by BusinessZone and UK Business Forums, The Pitch has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs secure invaluable business support and access to investors.
Launched as a small event in Bristol, the initiative has since developed nationwide providing support to business owners across the UK.
This year the applicants will be whittled down to just 50 entrepreneurs who will …

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[ 23 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

New research looks across the international evidence base from an initial pool of over 4,000 studies reveals which practical actions in the workplace are effective for improving wellbeing and performance – and which are not.  
Studies have shown that job type or industry sector are not necessarily defining factors of what makes a good job. Instead, things like how secure it is; our social connections; on-the-job learning opportunities; supportive organisations; and clear responsibilities are just some of the elements seen by employees as more important. When we move into a …

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[ 21 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Steve Bustin
As Oscar Wilde so sagely pointed out, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. If you’re self-employed, running your own micro-business or if you’re working for someone else, you need people to know who you are and what you can do for them. It can help you find customers and make sales, get a new job or establish you as an industry ‘player’ or someone of influence.
While PR (public relations) looks at the management of reputation and perception by the …

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[ 12 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

The workplace is ranked as one of the unhealthiest places you’re likely to inhabit on a daily basis, and according to Dr Lisa Ackerley, hygiene expert and visiting professor at the University of Salford, the amount of sick days taken by office workers could be reduced if companies implement a better cleaning routine.
A study carried out by Dr Ackerley found that the main cause of germs at your desk is poor personal hygiene, with nearly 50% of office workers responding to a survey stating that they do not wash their …

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[ 10 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

    Britain’s 5.3 million strong army of sole traders and micro businesses are spending 19 million hours each month; the equivalent of 2.5 million working days, managing their finances, a job that almost a third (32%) admit leaves them feeling ‘stressed’ and half (50%) say they lack confidence in doing.
This is according to new research from KashFlow, the business management software specialist. The study was commissioned to get a better understanding of the pressures self-employed people feel when it comes to things like balancing their books, managing cashflow and doing …

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[ 5 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Campaigning for the UK election is in full swing, Brexit appears to be the dominant issue for the parties and the media, but what longer term issues do citizens want politicians to be debating as we contemplate the next five years in a rapidly changing world? To explore this question, Fast Future ran a flash survey. Electoral reform and the health service were top priorities, but business owners may be surprised to find investing in training and development also ranked highly.
Key Findings

 Politics and Security – Electoral reform is the single …

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[ 5 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

We hate to say it but life isn’t quite the beach party it used to be. These days it’s all rush hours, demanding clients, extended hours and never-ending checklists. Gone are the days when ‘nine-to-five’ actually meant from 9am until 5pm because there is just too much to do and too many people to see but what does this mean for family life in 2017? It means an increased need to be flexible, fluid and adaptable to the many changes that comes with modern working life, particularly as a modern …

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[ 3 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

The free to enter One4all Spotlight Awards boasts 21 categories –
Nominations open now and close on 23rd June 2017 –

 
UK COMPANIES are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to nominate exceptional workers in their business for industry-wide recognition and prizes, free of charge.
The One4all Spotlight Awards is a free to enter awards scheme that recognises the best employees in 20 different categories, including Employee of the Year awards across 14 industries, with customer service, professional services, high street retail and property & construction being just some of …

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[ 3 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Someone is made ill by stress at work every two minutes, and Shepherds Friendly Society has created an infographic to help everyone learn more about this important issue. It addresses the causes, symptoms and how to beat stress in the workplace, to help those suffering from stress. Read and share, to encourage employers to think more about the health and wellbeing of their staff as many people suffering from stress, often suffer in silence.
Don’t forget to check out the tips to beat stress too.
Recent research has found that organisations …