Google is only the most recent firms to be criticised for not paying enough tax. This story reminds us that companies are now expected (by politicians, customers and, above all, employees) to demonstrate social value. Merely creating jobs and making profits is no longer enough.
Any bank serious about customer experience will have to take a hard look at the growing gamification trend, as when well considered and executed, it speaks to the base nature of just about anyone who likes a challenge and contest.
The UK’s online alternative finance sector, which includes crowdfunding, P2P lending and more, achieved a huge 85 per cent growth in 2015 as businesses look to new methods of investment.
There are multiple advantages that come with having a family business; benefits that aren’t often found in other enterprises. From building a more personal sense of trust between employees to avoiding the pitfalls of “office politics”, the demonstration of family values in business can be extremely positive for boosting a brand’s reputation.
Heaven on Earth will open to visitors in April 2016 and it can be found on Thanda Island – a private East African paradise that will cost high net worth tourists $10,000 a night.
It’s no secret that January till Easter can be difficult time, especially when it comes to employee morale and cash flow. New Year’s resolutions have been broken, it’s cold outside and summer still feels out of reach. As a result, your employees will be searching for ways to cheer themselves up.
You’re paying your staff, so they should be satisfied with that, right? Wrong. Real Business has discovered that today’s employees should absolutely be viewed by bosses as consumers if they truly want to make their businesses successful hubs of productivity.
Demand for cash flow finance is on the rise as more UK SMEs turn to alternative finance providers. However, John Atkinson is of the belief that only businesses able to produce accurate financial forecasts, with the ability to learn from historic trends, will succeed in 2016.
I think we’d all agree that the UK is an enterprising, technologically savvy and forward-thinking nation – so it really surprises me that there are still so few women who hold senior roles in the technology sector.
Belief that driverless vehicles could soon accelerate off the pages of science fiction and into our every day lives has become a serious likelihood for 2016, so we’ve looked at what these means for the UK’s businesses.