UK banks have put aside more than £3bn to compensate small businesses that were mis-sold ‘swaps’. Daniel Hall, expert on mis-sold swaps, outlines the ten key points everyone should know about this issue.
According to Gallup research, businesses now face 37 per cent lower absenteeism, 65 per cent lower turnover, 48 per cent fewer safety incidents and 22 per cent higher profitability. But we still haven’t been able to crack the code of employee engagement. Across the board, work just doesn't seem as fulfilling and satisfying as we want it to be.
Orangutan outfits? Ice-creams? Joanna Swash tells us how to make your workplace burst with energy and enthusiasm.
So you’ve decided to lay on a conference. Brilliant idea. But avoid the temptation to copy other conference programmes, many of which are dry, formulaic or give too heavy a sales pitch. Remember: these days people are time-poor but rich with choice so when you bore your audience, they feel ripped off!
No prizes for guessing you’ve experienced at least one interview bluffer in your time. You may even think you’ve got one in your team now. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. So, what do you do about it? Two words: Hire differently.
Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon have built a national retail brand that includes ten restaurant locations and a wholesale business from a single location in Bristol.
Pillage, plunder, exploitation, asset stripping – these as we all know are the everyday pursuits of the typical private equity executive. Who, by the way, only ever walks into a room backwards. Because he always has his eye on the exit.
Have you heard of Growth Accelerator? No? Well, you’re not alone. And that in itself is a tragedy.
Flooding cost the UK economy around £600m in 2012 – with property damage alone costing up to £277m – according to figures published by the Environment Agency today.
Sheffield-born Robert Gavin has been in the spotlight recently due to the success of his US-based company, North Dakota Developments LLC. From his early years in a pit village in Yorkshire, Gavin has risen to leading a dynamic property development company in the US, with impressive results.
I never thought that in my professional career I’d ever find anything I’d love as much as being a plumber. But as I went from a man-in-van operation to a full-blown business that employed people and dramatically improved my life and the lives of the people around me, I realised that being an entrepreneur was equally fulfilling.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has been accused of "killing off" struggling but viable businesses in order to seize their assets in a report published today.