Nearly half of UK managers are expecting further redundancies in 2012, and over a third of managers feel insecure in their jobs, with over half surveyed felt that they would be unlikely to get another job if they were to be made redundant. according to the annual end of year research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
With over half of the entire UK population having a Facebook account, it is claimed that employers are losing £14 billion per year as a direct result of employees accessing social media sites during work hours, yet their hands are tied when it comes to disciplinary action resulting in a minefield for employers and the rules of what is acceptable and what is not are very hazy.
For many family owned businesses, planning how to leave your business to the next generation can be a daunting task. With most SMEs focussing on immediate successes, plans for the future can often be overlooked or left until the last minute.
Here I discuss the importance of tracking data and gathering information within your business. It then goes on to discuss what data you need and how to use it in order to grow your business.
The UK’s first ever Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché has been appointed and will start work in China on 14 December. The position is an important part of the Government’s plans to strengthen trade relations and unlock the growth potential of UK businesses abroad.
Electricians could be in for a shock as they have moved to the top of the taxman’s targeted campaign list as the Electricians Tax Safe Plan (ETSP) will begin in February 2012 and give an opportunity for electricians and electrical fitters to come forward and declare unpaid tax.
Working 12 hour days, six days a week, becoming an entrepreneur means turning your job into your whole life, but loving every minute. Since its launch in 2009, the PoolMate has positioned itself at the forefront of a wave of innovations in performance-enhancing athletics technology, across over 60 countries. Lisa Irlam, (pictured centre) founder of Swimovate and creator of the PoolMate, discusses her inspirations and challenges and gives practical advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
As we approach the Christmas season, with demands on us from staff parties, client entertaining as well as family and friends many of us will struggle during the day.
The divide between those who are paid significant salaries with generous bonuses and those on more modest incomes (and for some national minimum wage) seems to be getting wider. Recent press articles indicate that senior management salaries have increased up to 75 per cent whilst employees’ salaries are expected to rise less than 3 per cent. It seems hard to understand the rationale and mechanics of this disparity.
Research has revealed that when considering hiring a new member of staff, small businesses across the UK value experience over qualifications. The study also found that interviewers value ‘cleanliness’ more so than ‘politeness’.