Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 12

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Ffwrnes Pizza


    “Smokey Pete and Sam Van Tân are out on the road cooking up a storm and now with the help of the Development Bank, we can also offer the good people of Cardiff an amazing taste of Italy right here in Cardiff Indoor Market. It’s a recipe for success,” Jeremy ...

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    Is this the end of the global brand?


    By Scott Mason, head of strategy, StormBrands. What does the future hold for global brands? For most of our lifetimes, increasing globalisation has been the prevailing trend. We hop on an aeroplane, communicate via email, eat strawberries in December. The pandemic, however, has thrown into sharp relief the rise in ...

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    When life throws you a curve ball


    When life throws you a curve ball, with Mich Turner MBE When life throws you a curve ball, should you dodge it, catch it or smash and volley it? Mich Turner is the founder of Little Venice Cake Company an award winning Entrepreneur, Qualified Food Scientist, Consultant, Brand Ambassador, Author ...

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    7 ways to transform your organisation from being data-rich but insight-poor…to becoming insight-rich


    By Data Cubed. Most businesses have the same problem when it comes to data… They are data-rich – with megabytes, gigabytes or terrabytes of data being stored, transferred and processed in their organisation everyday Yet they are insight-poor – with a lack of data-driven decision-making and no actionable ...

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    Managing sickness and absences during unprecedented times and beyond


    By Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer of ER Tracker at Selenity As employees settle into a new way of working, shifting tasks online and logging into video calls, they are also looking to their Human Resource (HR) teams to help them through this very stressful time. With widespread homeworking sweeping ...

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    UK public sector remains highly vulnerable to ransomware attack


    A lack of awareness among public sector employees around cyber security is leaving it vulnerable to ransomware and other forms of cyber-attack, according to new research today from data security provider Clearswift , a HelpSystems Company. The research with 1,000 public sector employees, revealed that almost half of respondents (47%) ...

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    Half of companies ill-equipped to support employee mental health


    Half of all companies don’t have the resources to properly support employee mental health, according to a new survey from workforce intelligence platform e-days . Released during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May), the survey results from more than 100 HR leaders found that over 53% of businesses felt that ...

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    How business leaders can close their ‘knowledge gaps’


    By Justas Janauskas, co-founder and CEO at Qoorio In a world full of information, knowledge is often under-appreciated as an ‘asset class’. We are surrounded by information – but what is information? It is data – the who, what, when, where of life. But information alone cannot answer the much ...

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    What NOT to post on Social Media during a pandemic


    Shaz Memon, an award-winning digital marketing expert and founder of Digimax. With a month of lockdown behind us in the UK, I think everyone can agree that these are strange times we’re living through. Even six weeks ago, when China, Italy and Spain had swingeing isolation measures in place, the ...

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    Contract flexibility crucial to weathering the COVID-19 storm


    By Martin Noble, commercial partner at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau COVID-19 is putting a deep strain on almost all areas of UK business. With inbound payments decreasing and cash flow slowing down, many companies are struggling to cope with the effects of the outbreak. So, what steps can businesses take ...

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    Brands treatment of staff top priority for consumers


    As the UK gradually eases lockdown restrictions, consumers most want to hear from brands about how they are protecting employee safety and jobs, according to new research. The consumer survey conducted by PR agency Speed found that over a third (37%) wanted to see brands communicate measures they have taken ...

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    Majority of Brits worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic


    According to an exclusive new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library , the majority (53.2%) of Brits are worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s more, three-quarters (77.2%) of workers on furlough have expressed concerns that there may not be a job available for ...

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    How to ‘stay alert’ when it comes to coronavirus marketing


    By Liam Patton, director at digital marketing agency Mayfly . The Government’s latest ‘Stay Alert’ coronavirus slogan has received a mixed response in the press and on social media. It’s led to countless memes and seen the Prime Minister jumping to its defence to explain exactly how it works. Whether ...

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    Now’s the time for Non-Executive Directors


    By Pauline Rigby, head of corporate at Forbes Solicitors. Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) tend to be more typically associated with large corporate organisations, where they may be required for compliance and corporate governance. They are usually very hands-off and won’t get involved in the day-to-day management of a company. Instead, they ...

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    Covid-19 causes increase in employee concern about disclosing mental health and long-term illness


    New research has found that nearly half of employees surveyed would feel uncomfortable disclosing a health concern to their employer during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most worryingly, more than one in ten are concerned about being fired, should they talk openly about serious health concerns such as cancer, chronic illnesses or ...

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    How to manage your supply chain with empathy


    By Joe Munns, Founder and CEO at BakedIn COVID-19 has, for businesses of all sizes, disrupted every step of the way for supply chains, whether you’re operating at a global level or locally. When demand for our baking kit subscriptions sky-rocketed at the end of the March, we knew ...

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    Top tips to improve employee wellbeing in lockdown


    By Andy Salkeld I’ve been saying this a lot lately and here is no different. We’re all feeling this! We’re all struggling with lockdown and how it has changed our lives. It doesn’t matter if we’re an employee or an employer, our lives have changed, and that change is scary. ...

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    6 marketing objectives your referral scheme can achieve in 2020


    Contribution from Courtney Wylie, Mention Me. Originally featured here . It's a new year. Time to start afresh, put that new marketing strategy into action, and drive your best results yet. But if you're still wondering how you'll hit those ambitious targets, don't panic. Here's how referral can drive your ...

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    New research finds that vacancies have fallen faster than at any time since 1940s


    New analysis released this morning by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found that the number of vacancies in the economy has fallen at a faster rate than at any time since vacancy records were first collected in 1948. The analysis ...

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    GBEA partner Mention Me announces new customer retention product: Mention Me Retain


    Referral marketing and customer retention technology business Mention Me, has accelerated the launch of its new product, Mention Me Retain , to support brands in the current climate. Its customer retention solution combines complex data with human expertise to serve highly targeted messages that increase customer engagement, lifetime value and ...