A new report out today claims that more than half of headhunters believe that women will have to forsake a career break in order to reach the top senior executive positions.
The head of Risk Capital Partners, and former chair of Channel 4, Luke Johnson has today launched a scathing attack on the BBC for what he calls grotesque programmes like Dragons’ Den & The Apprentice which fit their in-house prejudices perfectly making business out to be ‘ruthless, domineering and egotistical.’
The customer is king so engage them with an experience fit for royalty. Gone are the days of admiration for shop windows and acceptance of repetitive brochure sites. Today’s consumer prizes customer service and their own time above all else when shopping online but most brands are not delivering on these demands.
Maintaining great customer relations requires something of a ‘cult’ instinct. Disregarded by many, but cultivated by true believers, an unadulterated commitment to customer service sets brands apart from competitors.
With the news of the government’s plans to cut jobs in the public sector, together with the statistics that showed an ease in employment during June, the current jobs market certainly looks bleak. But one thought leadership strategist maintains that establishing yourself as a REAL thought leader is the only way to keep your job safe!
The leading business information provider, Equifax, has released its Business Failures Report for the second quarter of this year today. The reports shows a welcome slowing down in the pace of businesses going under compared to earlier in the year and all of 2009, however, the actual number of failures is not quite back to the pre-recession levels of early 2008.
Small businesses with big ideas for tackling climate change are being invited to compete for awards of £40,000 each, as the Shell Springboard programme opens for its sixth year.
Business lending under the Government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme fell by 23pc in the six months leading up to the general election, despite ministers’ claims that it would support viable companies.
If your supplier’s factory burns down and, as a result, you do not receive some goods ordered by one of your customers, both you and your supplier may be said to have suffered from Force Majeure, that is to say an event beyond your control.
The ballot of BT workers for strikes over pay, which could have been a huge problem for UK businesses as soon as next week, has been cancelled following legal advice, according to the Communication Workers Union (CWU).