If I was spotted whipping out a tape measure to check the exact waist circumference of my workforce, you?d think I?d gone mad. But the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) is urging employers to gain a better understanding of obesity in the office. But how involved can employers get?
When people think of catastrophic business fails, they never mention quiet deaths. They seldom mention the damp fizzles and soft launches that didn?t pick up the necessary traction. Here are the lessons I learned at Unilever.
What is happening to UK retailer’s in 2019? As Creative Director of a retail design agency, I get asked this question a fair bit. It?s a complex issue; some days bring in reports of a dying high street, others are filled with the failures of online fast fashion retailers.
Finally, a few hours before the Maybot announced her resignation, we get confirmation from those who have worked with or known her in earlier times that, to put it plainly, she is just thick. Hats off to Camilla Tominey in today?s Telegraph for at last getting some of Maybot?s associates to confess.
Succession planning isn’t an easy decision to make especially if you’ve built your business up from nothing. One of the many questions you might be asking yourself include, ‘have my successors instilled my winning company values?’
The British high-street continues to be “in trouble”. Now, high-street restaurant chains are bearing the brunt of the decline, with Jamie Oliver seeing his vast restaurant empire crumble.
Investing in property is very different now to how it was when I started out. Buy-to-let does not pose the same opportunity as it once did, with rental yields increasingly falling flat. Increased tax bills and changes to stamp duty on the purchase of second homes have also deterred some people from becoming landlords in recent years.
Financial worries are keeping SME owners up at night. Faced with a host of daily challenges, ranging from meeting the needs of customers and employees to securing new business and managing cash flow.
It?s important to understand the difference between workplace cultures in order to know which is right for yours. So what types of company culture actually are there?
Speaking at the Small Awards last week, trauma doctor Amit Patel shared his story of resilience and love alongside his dog Kika. Here are the highlights.?
Fast food chain Pret acquires rival EAT in an undisclosed deal with a view to meet growing consumer demand for vegetarian and vegan options on the high street.
“The customer is no longer king; the customer is the master of the universe,” says retail mogul and current chairman of Ocado Lord Stuart Rose.