We all know how important it is to adopt green practices, but making a business more environmentally friendly in a challenging economic market can seem daunting.
I’ve just come off the phone to someone who asked my advice on £2,000 of advertising they had been offered. I told them they’d be better off printing their web address on two hundred tenners and chucking them down the street. Spending money is easy – earning it is harder.
MEPs have backed an extension of maternity leave laws to 20 weeks, but what impact will this have on UK businesses?
Week nine and what a week?! With only seven candidates left, the competition is really heating up, and all the candidates seem to be feeling the pressure. As Stella went to answer the phone at 5.30am she was already sniping at the other candidates and calling them lazy!
I’ve learnt that I can’t do everything, and I still couldn’t, even if I was the most talented person in the country. Even the practical guy who does his own car maintenance, decorating and electrical work probably doesn’t grow his own food.
“If you’re not growing then you’re dying” – so goes the saying.
In the current harsh times, it’s understandable to believe that just surviving is enough. However, the true performers, in any sphere, are constantly looking to improve and take things to the next level. So how could you accelerate the growth of your company?
There will always be the dilemma among employers over the best candidate. But can a change in the maternity law structure make it easier for both employer and their workforce?
Week Seven and we’re starting to get into the business end of the show. There are some strong contenders in the mix but with a few of the weaker candidates already gone, they have to all be on their A-game from here on if they want to really win the prized job.
To start things off, I thought Lord Sugar was hilarious last night when he had a pop at Stuart for his PJ’s! Having woken up the contenders for their next task, Lord Sugar entered the house to see them all with their bed head and asked Stuart if his half mast PJ’s were his own image of “Stuart Baggs the brand!” Ha ha – quality.
Maternity leave is a subject many employers can’t ignore. But when new mothers return to work part-time, should they still be entitled to the same benefits as a full-time employee?