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For UK businesses that boast an annual wage bill of £3 million plus, the new 2017/18 tax year would’ve been met with the introduction of an additional ‘Employment Tax’: The Apprenticeship Levy, says Sukhy Dhillon.
Welcome to Google HQ. As the Californian sun shines down upon the Silicon Valley superstar, workers stroll along shaded walkways or hail a nearby golf buggy to carry them across the campus. The smell of gourmet cooking wafts out of windows while employees ease themselves into meditation pods and massage chairs. Beth Leslie, at Inspiring Interns, […]
I’ve read a lot in the media about how large businesses are often losing out to smaller companies when attracting and retaining top young talent, says Rashid Ajami, Campus Society. The latter appears to offer fresh and exciting opportunities that larger organisations struggle to match.
Working in a sales role can be both rewarding and challenging. It’s a fast moving environment with great development opportunities and you will meet lots of new and different people as you travel. It’s a high pressured role where you will face rejection, need strong self-management skills and your earning potential is reflected in your […]
A recent report from i4CP found that approximately 52% of all companies actually conduct annual performance appraisals (APA), with only 55% of employees feeling as though performance appraisals are effective. It is clear that organisations are way off the mark so with this in mind, how can you implement and develop performance appraisals to be […]
Do you have a clear perception of your behaviour? Do you acknowledge and understand your strengths and areas for development? Do you know how your behaviour impacts your colleagues? Are you aware of your colleagues’ perception of you? If you can answer those questions with a ‘yes’, then chances are you are more or less […]
“Money can’t buy happiness” – a much debated quote that we hear often. When it comes to employee engagement, this phrase often rings true for many employees. Reward programmes are an essential component of an effective employee engagement strategy, but they involve far more than just financial reward. Organisations have long known that recognition and […]
Posted on 10th January 2017 in HR & Management.
Improving employee engagement is an enduring topic within the business world. When people flourish, so do the organisations they work for, making an effective employee engagement strategy essential. Conversely, demotivated employees can hold businesses back. When people lack motivation, they are unlikely to do their best work, are less productive and are more likely to […]
Posted on 9th January 2017 in HR & Management.
In a previous piece for Fresh Business Thinking I wrote about the boredom that can afflict company founders once their business is well through the start-up stage and is settling into more of a steady state. How long does this transition take? It depends on a lot of things, but my experience of working with […]
The inception of any business is both thrilling and terrifying. In order to rapidly grow your company, it’s important to consider taking calculated risks, but you need to have confidence that these will pay off. Getting your business to the stage of being able to expand its workforce is a major milestone for any startup […]
Contrary to popular myth, the current Baby Boomer generation is the best educated, healthiest and most productive than any generation before them. Which is why the UK’s most forward-thinking employers are adopting smart policies that will encourage them to stay in the workplace for longer.
Posted on 9th December 2016 in HR & Management.