There you go, what great news for a Friday morning! The people’s bank, RBS, the one which is 84% publicly owned, has just posted a half year profit of £1.1billion – that’s almost a billion quid we can cut off the deficit!
Hilary Briggs, London Chairman of the Academy of Chief Executives, talks about how in tough economic times lower sales trigger the need for cost reductions and why with a slimmed down workforce you can’t build your team the normal way.
“Where exactly is the ‘middle of nowhere’ please?”
With the latest figures on graduate recruitment showing that vacancies have dropped by nearly 7% in the year up to June 2010 following a fall of 8.9% in 2009, businesses might be forgiven for thinking that the lucky few to succeed in gaining employment would turn up on the first day with a strong work ethic.
There’s lots of advice I could give you about how to get the most out of networking. If you ever want my help with that come and ask me. But these are the most important things to remember, in my opinion:
The date is July 30th 1966: Imagine if Geoff Hurst had been sick on that summer’s day, history would be very different.
A search to find the UK’s most inspirational men and women who have beaten the odds to succeed in business has got underway with the launch of the fifth annual Barclays Trading Places Awards.
Pressure is mounting among many business owners according to a survey which shows that 41% of private company bosses say their stress levels have increased compared to a year ago.
Call it a SuBo effect if you like, the surge in popularity of Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems is a disaster.
In all the fuss over mounting debt and sneaky give-away’s, Claire King thinks that David Cameron made a crucial point in his riposte immediately as Alistair Darling sat down, which I fear will be overlooked by many Budget commentators.
According to bosses women perform better at interviews, have better presentation, communication, motivation skills, understand companies and cultures better, are more thorough, affable and better able to balance multiple tasks and yet according to 42.7% of senior management surveyed by TheLadders.co.uk, they will not get the top job because they fear that women will leave to have children.
Following the latest reports that women are still under-represented in big businesses, a leading career accelerator is urging women to stick to their guns and not resort to traditional ‘command and control’ behaviour just to get ahead.
With Twitter expected to serve its 10 billionth tweet on Friday, 5 March, research has found that just a fraction of the FTSE 100 have got on board with Twitter. Just 16 of the UK’s top 100 companies are using the social networking site to chat with customers. The sidelining of Twitter as an informal communication channel could well be costing them dearly – 20 per cent of ‘tweets’ contain a reference to a product or brand, according to metrics released last week*.