Looking ahead for the New Year, businesses will be evaluating their strategies, looking back at efficiency and ultimately, to what can be done better in the future.
Jane Frost CBE, CEO of the Market Research Society (MRS), explores how SMEs can carry out market research on a budget
The Christmas and New Year period is a time of reflection for several staff members. They have a bit more time off than usual and will usually spend time with family so they are bound to consider their priorities and assess their opportunities.
Bonuses often involve sizeable investment by UK employers, but new research has found that the majority of workers are not motivated by lump sums.
Recent statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that 78 per cent of people with dependent children are in employment and 1 in 7 employees also has the responsibility of caring for a family member. This makes the chances of hiring someone wrestling with home life commitments quite high.
Have you ever interviewed a potential candidate, finalised the job offer and induction process only to realise you’ve made a poor hiring decision? If so you are not alone and you’ll know how frustrating, time consuming and costly it can be.
Fed up with working extra long hours from your home, or perhaps you’re feeling lonely and isolated? Most small business owners will recognise how work can soon blur into home life, and often you feel like there’s no break.
A quality carpet, fitted by experts with several years’ of experience, can create a positive brand image for any business. Unfortunately, too many company bosses delay the fitting of a quality floor covering because of the potential for disruption to everyday operations.
Whether you are publishing an online blog, you are distributing a paper newsletter by mail or you are getting your name out there by way of a magazine article, using a content writing service can be a great way to get fantastic content.
Workload automation isn’t just for the big guys; it’s a viable option for growing SMEs to boost efficiency and cut costs.