When does business information become a business disadvantage? Using today’s Business Intelligence (BI) tools can be a bit like trying to drink from a fire hydrant – too much information, from all directions, with no control. Far too often the very business driver a company set out to find and monitor gets lost in the melee.
Published: 20 August 2018
A recent study by Oxford Economics shows UK SMEs are more confident than ever before in 2018 and 41 percent plan on using their agility, innovation and strong customer relationships to reach ambitious targets. With all this in mind, now is a great time to consider whether your marketing strategy is aligned with your goals.
Published: 15 August 2018
Brexit, growing customer expectations, the relentless battle for talent, investor targets and a constant need to innovate - if ever there was pressure on business it is right now. Pressure can crush some and drive others. Indeed, in the right circumstances, pressure can be turned into a positive influence.
Published: 2 August 2018
With reports of slumping productivity and shockingly low engagement levels across the globe, it appears that unprecedented change has left organisations struggling to compete in the modern world. Here we explore what organisations can do to help their Managers keep pace with change.
Published: 31 July 2018
With the news that Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and House of Fraser are to close stores across the UK amid falls in profit, it has raised questions around what employees’ rights are when a business decides to restructure. House of Fraser, the most recent established UK retailer to feel the squeeze on the High Street, announced it is to close more than half of its UK stores.
Published: 29 July 2018
How we think about developing people can be influenced by the type of psychometric that is used as well as both the general model of development that is being applied and our beliefs about how people should be developed. Here is a selection of popular models for development...
Published: 20 July 2018
Half of large UK businesses have been impacted by a major crisis event in the last 12 months. This is one of the key findings from a report – Combatting crisis complacency: large businesses’ approach to crisis management — by Gallagher, one of the world’s largest insurance broking, risk management and consulting services companies.
Published: 15 July 2018
Action from business heads, industry sectors and the Government, is urgently required to drive a more diverse and inclusive uptake of earn and learn placements. The 5% Club is an employer-led organisation, encourages employers to create as many earn and learn opportunities as possible.
Published: 2 July 2018
How today’s modern business crises could be avoided using a model pioneered 60 years ago. Successful businesses embed their customers’ needs and desires so deeply within their corporate culture that they are felt and acknowledged by every single one of their employees, a new whitepaper claims.
Published: 24 June 2018
The main reason few organisations, however mighty, have a lifespan in excess of 50 years is that they fail to adequately respond to changes in their environment. Like those cartoon characters, whose legs keep running when there is no longer ground beneath their feet.
Published: 18 June 2018