Data stored on business systems is both an asset and a liability. Like any asset, your data is worth guarding, and like any liability, it’s worth mitigating. Personal identification numbers, customer payment information, contact lists, product/service roadmaps, and intellectual property are just some of the types of confidential data that’s stored on almost every business […]
Developing new products and services is vital to the growth and profitability of your business. It not only provides you with the opportunity to sell more to your existing customer base – which of course is cheaper than cultivating brand new customers – it also provides the opportunity to enter new markets and target other […]
By Sam Campbell, Head of Business Insight, SwitchMyBusiness.com In many areas, the UK’s smaller businesses are the overlooked middle child, falling between the heavily regulated consumer sector and better resourced corporates. Energy is no exception. A lack of time to carefully consider the options is the recurring theme. Take fixed-term energy contracts, for instance: while […]
Some of the biggest employers in the country are utility companies. These include household names such as National Grid, Centrica, United Utilities and Severn Trent which are members of the FTSE100 list of the UK’s largest public corporations.
Posted on 10th August 2015 in How To Guides.
As we enter summer holiday season, a new study has found that holidays are not nearly as relaxing as they should be. 61% of 1,000 UK workers and managers recently surveyed by ILM feel obligated to work on holiday. Furthermore 64% read and send emails during their time off and 28% take business phone calls.
Body language is said to be the secret language of success. Many people do not even notice how people are giving off signals, but these might actually be nearer to the truth than the words they are saying.
So you have decided to leave the office politics of traditional employment behind and embark on a new career as a freelancer. Many freelancers find that once they have established themselves landing new work gets easier. However, to land your first role as a freelancer you will need to create a great CV, to sell your skills and get you noticed.
Posted on 6th July 2015 in How To Guides.
Love them or hate them, meetings underpin every aspect of private and public sector operations. From departmental metings to financial assessments, committee meetings to emergency reviews, individuals at every level of every organisation attend a variety of agenda led meetings – many of which, in theory, generate a huge number of immediate actions. And yet, how many individuals can truly say the meeting culture within their organisation is the most efficient way of operating? Here are my top tips for how to run a successful meeting…
Giving feedback provides colleagues and employees with an insight into how their performance is progressing, along with advice to help solve any problems. However, for many people, hearing the words “Can I give you some feedback?” generates feelings of dread.