If you asked a cross-section of business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs what their biggest challenge is, I’m confident you’d hear the same recurring thought: how to scale the business in a sustainable, predictable, yet profitable way, quickly.
Whether you’re a software company, retailer or in financial services, substandard delivery won’t cut it anymore. But to stay top of your game, you’ll need to recruit top talent – an endeavour often coming down to culture vs skills.
Having built and ran a variety of different companies, Jan Cavelle thinks the humble salesman is worth more than the economy gives them credit for – it’s just a case of better training.
As someone who has witnessed big change in his industry, Rob Hunter is an advocate of integrating some best practice into advertising to change the perception of agency life.
As part of our Fleet For Growing Businesses hub we’re taking a look through the A-Z of key business fleet terms, and the qualifications staff need are a key issue.
Becoming a franchisee is a great way to start your own business without taking on all the risks – is it the right way for you to scale up?
Leonardo Hotels has finished refurbishing its first Edinburgh-based establishment. But before opening its doors, additional emphasis was placed on staff training.
With the skills shortage across the UK putting pressure on companies to recruit the right staff, it’s perhaps not surprising that permanent starting salaries rose at a sharp and accelerated rate.
When you bring new recruits into a company, you fully expect them to fit in and have a positive impact on the direction and success of your business. So it usually comes as a shock when one leaves so quickly.
It doesn’t matter how qualified or experienced you were beforehand, after a long break you may be asking whether you can pick up where you left off. That’s where returnships come in.
Millennial employees are widely misunderstood. They can be highly valuable and useful – but employers must be willing to meet them halfway.
Amazon’s Graeme Smith explains why the innovation culture in Scotland makes Edinburgh one of the best cities in the world to target the digital economy.