What does a highly engaged employee look like? The answer might surprise you – a survey commissioned by Red Letter Days found that engaged employees are more likely to be late for work, do personal tasks because they're bored, check their social media or chat to colleagues on a personal level for two hours every day.
Whether activist investors on a board add or subtract value has fuelled much debate – though business owners tend to choose the latter option. However, in a Harvard Business Review article it was suggested activist investors could prove to be a valuable asset to a company’s board.
A statement of the obvious: every FD faces a huge variety of issues and have fiduciary duties that require much more than accounting skills. As such, we asked TotallyMoney.com’s head of finance, Graham Crowe, about the demands of his current role and the lessons he learned on his journey in the financial space.
If you’re unsure whether you’ll be able to fill the vacancies you have available at your firm this summer, we’ve got the 15 jobs that Brits would gladly take on during the season of (broken) sunshine.
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.
It often pays to know what firms have previously garnered investment before you pitch your business – so if you’re thinking of going on Dragons’ Den, here are a few stats that will make you celebrate… or not.
Social media has meant that businesses no longer have set opening and closing times, with brand pages on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accessible 24 hours a day.
One of prime minster Theresa May’s first acts in power was to swing her axe at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), which was led by Sajid Javid. This made room for a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the line-up of MPs helming the new division have been revealed.
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.
Everyone needs to have them, but without a bit of management, meetings can be a major drain on your time and productivity when you’re running a business. So, what can you do to ensure your meetings improve the way you work, rather than hinder it?