One month in, and you’d be forgiven for already feeling a little Brexit-fatigued; the rolling news, political uncertainty and long-term time frames can seem overwhelming and prompts feelings of apathy.
Guy Crabb, managing director at workplace design and build contractor ODB Group, explains how clever workspace planning can increase productivity.
It has been reported that council funding will be reduced by 6.7 per cent between 2016 and 2020, with the bulk of the cuts taking place in the first two years. As a result, councils in many areas will not have enough money to meet all their statutory duties.
As one of the most important policy changes in recent years, auto-enrolment and the workplace pensions scheme should now be a focus for every employer in the country. Make sure you don’t leave it too late by having a look at our new digital guide, which heard the stories of four SMEs.
A growing number of family business owners are opting to review succession plans in light of current Brexit uncertainty and how it might affect retirement planning. Facing such turbulence, open and honest communication between shareholders is vital and must be maintained.
As any reputable security vendor will admit, there is no silver bullet to solving the challenges of today’s evolving enterprise boundary. With that in mind, how can the security industry rise to the challenge and how can we provide a secure solution without causing unnecessary user friction?
Real Business attended the Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago, where one of the guest speakers was Ashton Kutcher. And while the Hollywood star may be best known for his exploits in film and TV, the actor has become a respected investor in over 100 companies, so we've taken a look at the incredible transition.
Partner and MD at BCG, Leila Hoteit, has suggested professional Arab women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts and face more cultural rigidity than Western women. As such, their success can teach us about tenacity, competition, priorities and progress.
During Theresa May's (unexpectedly short) campaign to become leader of the Conservative Party, she expressed the need to address the issue of distrust between the electorate and corporates, suggesting "we're going to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but workers as well".
It appears the days of presenting employees with a gold clock and a handshake when they reach 65 have been consigned to the history books as a record number of older workers are still in employment.
Every day we are faced with inconveniences, from missing a meeting due to train delays, to not being able to settle a bill between friends. But while many adopt the stereotypical British response of sharing displeasure and choosing not to take action, by simply sitting down and taking a minute to consider the issue, you'd be surprised how easy the solution is to find.
When it comes to scaling, money can often be the motive, but Sage CMO Santiago Solanas offered some insights from his 25 years’ worth of experience in the business world to state that it’s actually the founders who can be the barrier standing in the way of growth – not the purse strings.