When people talk about the benefits of digital information, it’s speed and efficiency they tend to focus on – and rightly so. It’s the ability to instantly share digital data which is helping to transform just about every aspect of our lives – including the way we work.
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What is your first thought when one of your employees is injured? Most managers will be concerned with the employee’s welfare first. Ensuring that the cause of the injury is dealt with is usually the next priority.
Just recently we have seen a report which looks into Mark Clarke’s conduct, the Tory who has been accused of bullying and was named in Elliott Johnson’s suicide note – a colleague who had previously made complaints against Clarke.
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With Paddy Power and Betfair's £5bn merger in 2015 and Ladbrokes and Gala Coral about to tie up a £2.3bn merger, it is a fair punt to say that the gaming sector is consolidating. However, William Hill bucked the trend by rejecting the latest joint takeover bid of over £3bn from rivals 888 and Rank.
It is an undeniable fact that in today's digital world, we are all pretty much reliant on information technology and the Internet to run our businesses. It is also a fact that it is not "if" but "when" will our IT Infrastructure and business applications be under attack.
Establishing and operating a business in any sector is a journey defined by hard work, humility and learning, as myself and the other co-founders of Christopher Ward have discovered. And it is often the things you didn’t expect or initially appreciate that end up becoming the most important to your brand.
For the past few years, technology has been among the hottest areas for investment around the world. Real disruption is being made through the use of technology, particularly in sectors which have become reliant on cloud or open platforms to create solutions to age-old problems.
Led by a government drive, exporting has been steadily creeping up the news agenda and now sits at the top of "to do" lists of businesses of all sizes. The message is clear: to achieve fast and sustainable growth, firms need to enter new markets. But where to start?
How ever you look at it, we find ourselves in a time of economic uncertainty. The post Brexit jitters are fully dancing around in the now seemingly soft underbelly of our economy, leaving business leaders unsure of what the future holds.
The fans packed into the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City in 1968 saw something they had never seen before. An athlete competing in the men’s high jump went over with his back to the bar. The 21 year old American man, Dick Fosbury, won the gold medal with a leap of 2.24 metres – and set a new Olympic record.
Apprenticeships have experienced a renaissance in recent years. This group is rapidly closing the gap on their university counterparts in terms of employability, while having a significant impact on businesses’ futures.
The last bank holiday weekend of the year has taken place, which has prompted the employer’s dreaded nightmare of the “back to work” mood to take place among staff. Although there aren’t any public holidays until Christmas at this point, businesses should bear in mind that there are measures to keep workers on track all year round.