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Hiring an Intern

5 Top Tips When Hiring an Intern

An internship program, when done right, is a great way for businesses to discover young talent, enhance their perspective and even get old projects whirring again -all whilst providing valuable experience to burgeoning professionals. Internships are in demand all year round and there’s a huge amount of competition between graduates to land them. For you […]

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How to Get the Best Out of Your Team

How to Get the Best Out of Your Team

As a manager, you’ll usually be judged by others on the outputs of your team, so it’s crucial for both you and your organisation that you get the best from them. One of the most important things to remember however is that you can’t manage your team as a single entity. While it might be […]

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Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace

How Coaching and Mentoring Can Support Business Growth

There are many benefits of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. Whether you’re mentoring an employee, a colleague, or someone keen to learn from you as they set out on their career path, you should both gain something valuable from the experience. Coaching and mentoring can be great ways to improve performance, but they don’t […]

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There’s More to Growing a Business Than an Increase in Turnover

There’s More to Growing a Business Than an Increase in Turnover

As your business grows, your turnover should increase, but so too will the elements needed to produce that increase, for example, the right staffing, premises, production equipment and investment funding. As a result, business growth means an increase in responsibility for a business owner, with more to keep an eye on and more input needed […]

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Buying a business property

Buying a Business Property – Is It Right for You?

You’ve taken the plunge and launched your own business. You’ve got the IT and infrastructure all set up, you’re taking people on and building up your reputation and the contracts are flying in. Or perhaps you’ve been established for many years and now you’re ready to grow and develop your business further. However long you’ve […]

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Management and Leadership Styles

Management and Leadership Styles: How Good Management Creates Effective Teams

For many political party leaders, professional sports team managers and directors of numerous other organisations, the media spotlight is familiar ground, and people across the country regularly discuss and critique their management, leadership and engagement styles. Indeed, it’s often said that managing the England men’s football team is the toughest job in sport as whoever […]

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Crisis Management Plan

Crisis Management – Plan for a Crisis to Avert a Disaster

The word ‘crisis’ may automatically bring with it a certain sense of dread, but with the right amount of planning for the unexpected, companies can face down crisis situations (even if only through a role play) and come out the other side unscathed. After all, a crisis by its definition is a situation where you […]

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Why Flexible Working Can Invigorate Your Business

Why Flexible Working Can Invigorate Your Business

Many companies feel uneasy about introducing flexible working into their business. The fear is that the whole process will become too complicated and employees will lose their drive and focus. However, despite these fears, it’s been shown time and again that flexibility with working hours and location is a vital part of business growth, with […]

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Debate vs Argument

Debate V Argument in the Workplace

Here’s the thing that isn’t said enough: ‘debate’ is not synonymous with ‘argue’. No doubt you will have come across this in the workplace multiple times, an argument that is masquerading as a ‘debate’. The difference? A debate is respectful and aids progress, an argument is about point scoring and often leads nowhere good. The […]

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The Pareto Principle and What It Means For your Business

The Pareto Principle and What It Means For your Business

You may not have heard of the Pareto Principle, but we’re betting you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule? This was a rule originally put forward by Vilfredo Pareto, who during a study into the relationship between population and wealth in Italy, discovered that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population. This […]

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