All Advice, Ideas & Planning articles – Page 17

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    Employees call for fewer video conferences as productivity levels begin to plummet

    2020-04-30T11:47:24Z

    The outbreak of Covid-19 is costing businesses more than £1000 per employee each month in wasted time spent on video-conferencing, according to Wundamail research . Video-calling gives the illusion of collaboration, but Wundamail research reveals overindulging in pointless chit-chat is frustrating employees as 42% of individuals prefer to work in ...

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    Don't get left behind: Time to refresh and re-evaluate your 'You Brand'​

    2020-04-30T11:06:20Z

    By Jo Dalton, www.jdand.co We have all been forced into a massive reset. The new world of work is very different, and it will remain that way. So, whether you’re beginning to feel your current role lacks the edge that once drove you, or your job is at risk and ...

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    Happy news: BrewDog vows to buy everyone a beer when lockdown ends

    2020-04-30T10:26:01Z

    It’s easy to start feeling more than a little overwhelmed with the bad news right now which is why The Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Printed.com are on a mission to highlight the good; the entrepreneurs & businesses who are doing amazing things, who have achieved so much (before ...

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    Why you need to break from convention in your recruitment advertising

    2020-04-30T10:00:59Z

    By Richard Shotton, behavioural scientist. Richard Shotton, one of the country’s top behavioural scientists, has partnered with recruitment platform Monster to give HR professionals insights into how understanding human behaviour can benefit recruitment and retention. In this latest article exclusively for freshbusinessthiking.com, he explains the importance of being distinctive ...

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    Resolving commercial disputes from your front room

    2020-04-30T10:00:10Z

    By Stephanie Reeves and Ted Powell at national law firm Irwin Mitchell The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on the personal and professional lives of people worldwide. In such an uncertain economic climate, alternative dispute resolution ( ADR ) is highly important; it provides a way for commercial ...

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    Employers encouraged not to lose sight of gender equality amid crisis

    2020-04-30T09:22:36Z

    Gender pay gap reporting has been suspended in the UK due to the “unprecedented uncertainty and pressure” faced by companies due the Covid-19 crisis. Although the reporting is not mandatory this year, the issue of gender pay inequality persists. As the IFS reveals, women are likely to be disproportionality affected ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Beech Developments

    2020-04-30T08:00:11Z

    “There is a clear local need for quality new homes in Caernarfon and we are pleased to be able to help to meet that demand with our development,” Matthew Gilmartin, Managing Director. Beech Developments is a North Wales-based property development company. Its new residential scheme in Caernarfon is providing 23 ...

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    Many consumers are planning (very) slow returns to public places

    2020-04-30T07:00:21Z

    GlobalWebIndex's latest report into COVID-19 consumer research has shown that many consumers are planning (very) slow returns to public places. Their report provides a global picture of how countries are handling the pandemic, as some hope to enter the recovery phase. The research was conducted in 17 countries ...

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    Amazon dominates the online retail sector

    2020-04-29T17:25:20Z

    Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that online retail giant Amazon had 4.06 billion unique visitors in March. According to the data, this figure was more compared to combined visitors for the other five leading online stores. The data shows that eBay, Apple, Walmart, Rakuten, Samsung.com, and Apple.com had cumulative visitors ...

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    Starling Bank supporting small businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

    2020-04-29T16:09:32Z

    Starling, the digital bank, has been accredited by the British Business Bank as a lender under the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). This will enable it to provide term loans between £5k and £250k to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are struggling financially as a result of ...

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    Building resilience during the Covid-19 crisis

    2020-04-29T16:00:44Z

    By Mark Fieldhouse, General Manager EMEA at NS1 Because of the challenges we are all facing currently, there is a pressing need for resilience. Resilience in the NHS, resilience in managing our everyday lives in difficult circumstances, resilience against the threat of Covid-19 itself, resilience in keeping businesses up and ...

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    Five steps to successful remote working

    2020-04-29T12:00:54Z

    By Mark Scott, CEO at Cantium Business Solutions . Organisations up and down the country are getting to grips with the switch to remote working in the midst of a pandemic, which is set to change the way we work forever. Drawing on his experience of migrating his own team ...

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    Four ways tech firms can keep employee engagement high when they work remotely

    2020-04-29T10:00:46Z

    By Kirsty Carter, chief of staff for cloud and technology services and solutions provider, Solutionize Global . With the Coronavirus global pandemic affecting every aspect of normal life, organisations are having to shift quickly to working remotely and for employees to have greater autonomy, with no real idea of how ...

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    Research shows average UK business turnover dropped 45% in March due to Coronavirus crisis

    2020-04-29T10:00:45Z

    Research has confirmed the likely financial impact of Coronavirus on UK businesses, with 63% of companies surveyed lowering their turnover expectations for 2020, by 37% on average. 54% also reported an immediate drop in turnover in March, by an average of 45%. The Covid-19 UK Business Barometer, conducted by Sapio ...

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    Reaching for the Starlings: 15 young entrepreneurs to watch in 2020

    2020-04-28T16:43:15Z

    From healthy snacks for dogs, to sustainable swimwear and an empowerment platform for the next generation of women of colour, young entrepreneurs are continuing to thrive, innovate and achieve massive success in the entrepreneurial world. Their spirit, range of ideas and self-determination inspire us and thousands of promising young entrepreneurs ...

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    Finding calm in the chaos – how to futureproof your sales model

    2020-04-28T16:00:40Z

    By Tony Hughes, CEO at Huthwaite International . As we adjust to our new normal, business owners are emerging with a new sense of determination. Entrepreneurial spirit is flourishing, and resilient businesses are acclimatising to uncertainty. It’s time to focus on what you can control, not what you can’t. Consistency ...

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    'Don’t be afraid of over-correcting' says King of Shaves

    2020-04-28T14:06:12Z

    Following redundancy in the early 1990’s, Will King created the King of Shaves brand and its first product which was a shaving oil. Buying shave.com for £18 in 1995, he found that “shaving’s a growth business” and in this year, King of Shaves will celebrate its 27th anniversary, with more ...

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    Commercial tenancy and COVID-19 – what to do if you can’t afford to pay your rent

    2020-04-28T14:00:07Z

    By David Kemp, partner in the Real Estate & Development team at Blaser Mills Law . COVID-19 has hit businesses hard, leaving many facing a considerable hit on turnover as well as having to make the tough decision to let some staff go, and to furlough others. Loss of turnover ...

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    Employees expect more accurate and timely communications from their places of work

    2020-04-28T12:15:45Z

    Access to accurate, timely and trustworthy information is essential to the mobilisation of people when a critical event happens, particularly to combat the often misleading or inaccurate news from social media channels, according to new research from Everbridge , the global leader in critical event management ( CEM ). ...

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    SMEs plea for business as usual before the end of May

    2020-04-28T12:04:54Z

    The finance versus fatalities argument around COVID-19 is heating up, with nearly two-thirds (58%) of small business owners wanting to be back at work without restrictions by the end of May. Buckworths, the UK’s only law firm working exclusively with start-ups and high growth businesses, surveyed over 500 UK SME ...