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Keep your friends close, your enemies ‘Cluster’

Small businesses may be missing a trick by not choosing to start their empires in business clusters, according to new research from Opus Energy. From Sarah Musgrove - Editor in Chief at Opus Energy.

Article by: Sarah Musgrove | Published: 28 August 2017

What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS)?

MaaS Mobility to a City near you, offering your business the ability to choose the most cost-effective as a Service is coming soon to reduce business travel costs. Mobility as a Service could be coming travel decisions. From Doug Kelley, Director of Bluedrop Motor Fleet Insurance.

Article by: Doug Kelley | Published: 5 August 2017

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Three key HR drivers for business success

Leadership, performance management and engagement are seen as having the most impact on business success. Yet HR metrics mostly capture turnover, engagement and career & mobility. Leadership and performance score lowest on average metrics use. From Alessio Tanganelli, Regional Director UK of the Top Employers Institute.

Article by: Alessio Tanganelli | Published: 2 August 2017

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Are we still stuck at our desks?

In October, 140 delegates head to Portugal for the latest HR Summit. The premise: that distance from their routine enables a proper exploration of current HR issues. This prompted Helen Smith, Group Commercial Director at Benenden, to consider a recent study of the UK’s desk-based culture.

Article by: Helen Smith | Published: 27 July 2017

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How to prepare for selling a business for maximum value

When you’re involved in a business sale as an HR Director many elements come into play. For example, how it is packaged, marketed and presented will affect the final price achieved. But so too will the management of the sales process. This will influence the quality of potential buyers who are attracted, which in turn will directly impact on the valuation received. In order to generate the best offers for your business – from the right buyer at the right price - there are a number of tips and strategies you need to be aware of. Article by Clive Hyman, Hyman Capital Services.

Article by: Clive Hyman | Published: 24 July 2017

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A worker’s guide to office etiquette

Remembering to make your colleagues a drink, keeping the noise down in the office and being punctual are some of the most important pieces of office etiquette all staff need to know. From Chris Meredith, of

Article by: Chris Meredith | Published: 13 July 2017

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Success and scandal: The curious case of Mike Ashley

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley hit the headlines again this week for all the wrong reasons. He is the subject of a series of allegations ranging from brash behaviour at management meetings to claims of illicit payments. These come just a year after the sportswear tycoon was criticised by a Parliamentary committee for overseeing a culture of poor working conditions at Sports Direct. Article by Ajit Menon Organisational Change Consultant - Blacklight Advisory.

Article by: Ajit Menon | Published: 7 July 2017

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Top 10 management tips

Leadership and management are not the same thing, but being a strong manager goes some way to being an effective leader.

Article by: Zara Ross | Published: 25 June 2017

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Top tips for hot weather working

Workplace temperatures should be reasonable - the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) advice is that the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings must be reasonable. The HSE offers advice on how to carry out a thermal comfort risk assessment if staff are unhappy with the temperature:

Article by: HSE | Published: 24 June 2017