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Leadership roulette

“ Everyone’s a leader in the NHS “ , that’s what the editor said to me. However he also added ,” obviously you have to demonstrate good fellowship to” so maybe he was being sarcastic. The conversation arose in response to leadership training for student nurses! In the future will all employees be expected to explore management skills because every one is a leader?

Article by: Blair Mcpherson | Published: 23 January 2023

London revealed as best capital city to impress global business clients

Using metrics such as the number of business meeting rooms available to hire, number of Michelin recognised restaurants and the cost of a taxi, CompareMyJet has researched 38 OECD countries to discover the 10 best and worst cities in the world for business people looking to impress their clients.

Article by: Katie Gee | Published: 23 January 2023

The importance of maintaining customer service in difficult times

Focusing on the customer isn’t always easy when you’re worried about the future of your business. But understanding and continuing to provide the value you’ve always offered will help you survive. It’s all about truly understanding yourself as a company, and trusting your team to deliver.

Article by: Nick Gold, MD, Speakers Corner | Published: 23 January 2023

The PSTN/ISDN switch off – deadline is looming

The PSTN/ISDN switch off race is here right now! From September this year BT will cease to sell and support PSTN based network connections and wholesale line rentals. From 2025 they will switch these networks off and everyone will operate on fibre IP and SIP network, which is easier to manage, more cost-effective and more flexible. So now is the time to start planning your communications network and solutions particularly if you need to add new offices and/or increase capacity.

Article by: Jonathan Sharp | Published: 22 January 2023

How to keep remote working creatives’ collaboration at 100%

According to a recent study by Go Remotely, 83% of employees rely on technology for collaboration. Making remote working an option can greatly increase your appeal as an employer. In fact, well designed comms and online collaboration tools aid retention by up to 450%. But although the advantages of home working are obvious, there is no one size fits all strategy, with companies approaching the issue differently. Here Rob Hicking, Chief Financial Officer at Jigsaw24, runs through some tips on improving collaboration in your business.

Article by: Rob Hicking, Chief Finance Officer at Jigsaw24 | Published: 21 January 2023

Five steps to securing a pay rise

‘Act your wage’, a trend gaining popularity on Tik Tok*, sees Gen Z workers in particular not doing more work than they’re actually paid to do. It is similar to ‘quiet quitting’ in many ways as both involve sticking to the job description and refusing to go above and beyond. Gareth Hoyle, Managing Director at Marketing Signals, explains how you can set boundaries and negotiate a pay rise if you feel as though you're being overworked but underpaid.

Article by: Gareth Hoyle, Managing Director at Marketing Signals | Published: 20 January 2023

Revealed: A simple secret to boosting productivity

60% of SMEs find that supporting their team’s health and wellbeing plays a valuable role in boosting productivity. Rex Fan, Lead Behavioural Insights Advisor at Bupa UK, explains why health and wellbeing services can increase motivation, along with the differences between products on offer.

Article by: Rex Fan, Lead Behavioural Insights Advisor at Bupa UK | Published: 20 January 2023

How to develop a future-proofed candidate screening strategy

As regulation continues to change, and screening technology becomes more prevalent, recruiters have an opportunity to drive a quicker onboarding process and ensure that candidate engagement remains high.

Article by: James Waby, Pre-Screening Consultant at Access Recruitment | Published: 19 January 2023

How to retain talent during cost of living crisis

Employment Hero's Ollie Russell reflects on ways in which businesses can approach flexibility and pay, as employers and employees alike continue to feel the pressure of the Cost of Living Crisis.

Article by: Ollie Russell, UK Head of Sales at Employment Hero | Published: 18 January 2023

BUILDING RESILIENCE – Dare – Issue 219 – JANUARY 2023 | Article of the Week

The Special Forces need people with basic human skills, such as resilience, intuition and the ability to make snap decisions under intense pressure. Showing weakness, vulnerability - or any kind of negative emotion - simply isn’t allowed and you must be able to bounce back and be on point immediately. This is an innate trait, going back to our primal days when we lived in warring tribes. Wallowing in grief wasn’t an option when you were under attack and fighting to survive.