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Britain’s insurance industry is a major success story, employing over 300,000 people across the country, helping millions of British people and businesses every day and exporting across the globe.
Wimbledon starts soon and the great and the good from the world of tennis will be descending on SW19. Top ranking tennis players all have one thing in common – they have a good coach behind them. And for business owners and managers, an effective business coach can make all the difference between success and failure.
When times are tough, investing in employee skills might not seem the obvious solution to achieving growth or simply keeping a business ticking over. But as strategies go, it’s really rather brilliant.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” the Chinese philosopher Confucius once remarked. Few would say that’s bad advice, but then few would say there is ever a day when their job does not feel much like work. It is, however, an unarguable truth that employees perform better if, on the whole, they enjoy their jobs.