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How can your small business tap into World Cup fever?

 

1 in 10 Brits planned to ‘pull a sickie’ today as England defeated Columbia in the first of their knock-out games. The research, commissioned by comms company Centropy and conducted by independent polling company Censuswide over the weekend quizzed 2,000 members of the public over whether they would consider skipping work if Gareth …

Technical Advice on working remotely and securely on the network for SME’s

 

Flexi-working (or working from home) is becoming an important benefit to provide your employees. Stuart Jailler at Seareach explains how you can do this for your company whilst keeping your company’s data secure.   Technology plays an important role in enabling people to work in a lot more flexible way, …

Four ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup

 

The World Cup Russia 2018 games have kicked off in style and football fever has swept the country. Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK explains how you can use the games to your advantage and encourage team spirit across the office. The World Cup 2018 is finally here. On …

The Smart City Index: Where are the best places to start a business?

 

Entrepreneurism is bursting out all over the country – but where is the best place to start? Vishal Chhatralia, VP of Digital Marketing, RS Components gives us the lowdown.   With the economy booming, it’s now possible to start a business almost anywhere. But it’s no secret that starting a business …

Office time wasting tactics revealed

 

We’ve all done it at some point – volunteered to do a tea-round, had a mini toilet nap, or been overcome by the irresistible urge to get your desk just right. Now a recent study has discovered the top ways that Brits waste time at work. The results are pretty …

The cost of a heatwave: are your employees less productive?

 

A recent study carried out by Voucher Codes Pro revealed that a whopping 74% of employees polled felt their productivity had decreased in the recent heatwave. Reasons included headaches, eagerness to leave work, hayfever, sunburn, and generally Feeling Too Hot. Not just this – 14% confessed they had pulled a …

Summer time management: how to avoid losing your cool

 

We’re now into holiday season – and the office rows about who gets to take time off and when are almost as inevitable as the heavens opening just as you’ve booked off a week-long staycation. In addition to this, there’s the question of how a company keeps all its clients …

What your employees really want: the low-down

 

Staffing can be a tricky business. We’ve talked before about hiring and firing – but what is the elusive secret to keeping your staff happy once they’re installed in the office? Great news for small business owners – a recent study by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that …

How to stay healthy in the workplace: looking after your employees

 

As fun as being a Machiavellian, slave-driving boss may seem, it’s in your best interests as a small business owner to take into account the health and wellbeing of your employees in the workplace. Not only does your role come with a duty of care, but every business, from huge …