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Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Featured, Management | 0 comments

The Changing Face of Remote Working and How to Make It Work for You

The Changing Face of Remote Working and How to Make It Work for You

If you’re not familiar with the term ‘remote work,’ it’s time to get on board with a trend which is currently setting the business world alight. Over the last five years, there has been a marked increase in the number of companies choosing to go ‘virtual’ and replace part (or all) of their operations with mobile routines. This is easier than it sounds. The idea is to separate notions of ‘work’ and location. What we traditionally think of as a business is changing, because the concepts, ideas, and people behind them are more important than their environment. With the right technology, you don’t need a private office to run a successful business. So, what does the alternative look like? This guide to the changing world of remote work will give you some tips on the best ways to introduce it to your business. Getting to Grips with the Basics First things first; what actually is remote work? Well, it’s a broad term which can be used to describe any...

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Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Featured, Management | 0 comments

Your Business Needs Sporting Hospitality, and The Sports Need Your Business Too

Your Business Needs Sporting Hospitality, and The Sports Need Your Business Too

There’s long been a symbiotic relationship between business and sport. In fact, before rugby went professional in 1995, it needed the support of the business community in order to survive. Now however, that goes both ways. Corporate access to the sports and entertainment industry has proven valuable beyond all expectations, enabling business people and executives to enjoy actual face time with their clients at an exciting sporting event. The industry is now worth nearly £20 billion a year, and supports nearly 450,000 jobs. The massive growth in attendance and in the economy, therefore, is good news for businesses who both enjoy and wish to profit from the sport. Corporate sporting hospitality is a vital source of income In 2016, the RFU turned over £407 million, allowing for an £89 million investment back into English rugby. The business of rugby and the demand for closely related industries such as corporate hospitality has resulting in “phenomenal growth, and the subsequent diversification” of the sport itself. Despite the recent upturn in revenue...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Featured, Management | 0 comments

Employee Wellbeing: The Delicate Factor That Affects Performance

Employee Wellbeing: The Delicate Factor That Affects Performance

In this competitive modern world it can be easy to view employees as dispensable, because, let’s face it, there’s a hundred more out there that would be more than happy to fill their place. But when it comes down to it, would they be happy to? Or would you end up going through an endless line of applicants? And wouldn’t you better off training up and getting the best out of that first guy? One way of ensuring you don’t have to spend half your life holding interviews is to look after your employees’s wellbeing. The term ‘employee wellbeing’ refers to the overall happiness and general state of your employees, something that you, as an employer, have a remarkably large influence on. Read on for more details. What affects employee wellbeing? A government survey was conducted called the Workplace and Performance Relations Survey and this survey highlights the main factors that affect employee wellbeing. These components come from two different sources: social circumstances and the workplace environment. The former...

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Management | 0 comments

Understanding the Relationship Between Food Storage and Pallets

Understanding the Relationship Between Food Storage and Pallets

For years, businesses have stored food inside pallets, with the relationship coming under scrutinity, such as a $5.3 million lawsuit by Starbucks involving wood pallets and mold. It’s thought that pallets provide circulation and drainage for fresh produce, leading to a better method of storage. While contamination is unlikely, it’s still wise to take precautions. Here are some basic things to consider so you can make a decision on whether to use wooden pallets for your business. No evidence exists to support the link between pallets and food contamination illness There’s no evidence to support that it’s possible to get sick from storing food inside a pallet. Research suggests the wood pallets are safer than alternatives because contaminents are absorbed into wood. Non-absorbent material pallets tend to leave contaminents on the surface of the pallet, leading to greater risk of cross-contamination. Wood pallets can be contaminated Wood pallets can be contaminated if they are wet, meaning contaminants will not be absorbed. To stop this from happening, store the pallets...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Management | 0 comments

How to Improve Staff Retention

How to Improve Staff Retention

For any business, their employees are an important asset. It makes sense to try to hang onto your best workers, and develop them to fill vacancies as your firm grows. This is because recruiting new staff is time-consuming, costly and disruptive. Using HR software to help you Making staff retention a key target for your HR department is important. There is a lot that your human resources team can do to help you to keep your existing workforce happy, engaged and productive. However, they need to be equipped with the right tools to do the job. Top of the list of tools they need is a good quality HR software package that includes a suite of training modules. The software sold by Leeds based HR company Cascade is a great example of the type of package you should be considering investing in. It includes everything your human resources team will need to manage your company’s training needs. Identify training needs By working alongside your management team, your HR department...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Featured, Management | 0 comments

How an In-House Cafeteria Can Benefit Businesses

How an In-House Cafeteria Can Benefit Businesses

Why Include a Cafeteria in the Workplace? If your business doesn’t include a food service area, you might question the value of having a cafeteria in the workplace. Why pay for the food, extra employees, and maintenance costs when your employees can simply leave the workplace for lunch? However, opening a cafeteria in your workplace comes with several benefits that can actually increase your business’ profitability and productivity, making it well worth the investment. And your employees will appreciate the closeness and convenience. Here’s just a few of the reasons to consider incorporating a cafeteria into your business: Increased Productivity A cafeteria might not seem like it would have much of an effect on productivity–if anything, some managers might fear that it would cause employees to become less productive–but a workplace cafeteria is actually a great asset toward boosting morale and increasing productivity. A cafeteria gives employees a place to meet and talk during their lunch hours, fostering positive communication and lifting your employees’ moods during the workday. And...

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