Concerns about privacy online have exploded in the last couple of years. When services began moving online anxieties emerged around personal identity theft, which saw people forced to use more complex passwords on websites where they would be inputting personal information. Then security questions appeared to add an extra layer of protection, and now passwords […]
The launch of 4G networks in the UK was a major turning point for businesses and consumers. It dramatically improved reliability when employees worked remotely, allowed independent, small businesses to modernise with 4G-powered payment terminals and made online services faster and more accessible for consumers on the move. Last year, the proportion of 4G users […]
Uncertainty. That fear of the unknown has left many businesses feeling rattled as they start to encounter the ripple effect of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Between stock market turmoil and the potential for other EU countries to follow suit, businesses are left on the sidelines wondering what their next move should […]
Having been promised an apocalypse if we had the temerity to vote leave I venture to suggest that it’s not turning out quite so badly. There is still much to resolve and the tough decisions are some way off but in the meantime life must carry on. So if you’re wondering what it means right […]
Posted on 26th August 2016 in Bits & Bytes.
In most companies, sleeping on the job is a sure fire way to land yourself the sack. But recently, an increasing number of workplaces have actually begun to encourage mid-day naps to allow employees to recharge their batteries.
The government has been clamping down on bribery, but many companies are at risk of being accused without even knowing it. Aimed at accountants, auditors and finance officers, Aziz Rahman offers five tips to prevent your staff from being bribed.
Every entrepreneur behind a startup wants the same thing; for their business to grow quickly and start turning a profit. There are of course no guarantees that a business will scale, let alone quickly, so the people at the helm of the company and the staff involved need to work together to take things to […]
While fintech technically refers to all “financial technologies”, it has become the de facto term for most disruption in financial services. It encompasses the startups, incubators, funds and accelerators that are changing the way technology enables financial services of all flavours. It came to the fore with traditional companies being unable and/or unwilling to satisfy […]
Organisations are increasingly going public with news of security attacks and data breaches, often notifying their customers directly, yet according to a recent study from Centrify, 75% of UK adults would stop doing business with a company if it was hacked. Conversely, this suggests that 25% would still continue a relationship with the company.
You have the best products around, you have the brightest workforce, and you want to make sure that everyone knows about it. So you decide you want to do some PR work to bolster the current marketing and promotion you deal with elsewhere to help build you brand and your client base.
You’ve just gone through the process of selling your company, a long and laborious task, which leaves many questioning if they have made the right decision. It could be your desire to venture to pastures new or that your passion for the business has become illusive. There comes a time when you have the opportunity […]
For a consultancy owner looking to turbocharge growth through best practice in their resourcing function, there are two fundamental challenges. The first is that resourcing information is in constant flux. If someone falls sick, or a project is delayed, everything changes. This makes visibility difficult: getting information out of people’s heads and into a source […]
Posted on 24th August 2016 in Growth.