Here’s a riddle, what do the most well run HR programmes look like? The answer, they don’t look like anything. Why? Because they run so smoothly that you’re not even aware they exist. That’s the goal for good HR practices in a business, here’s how you achieve it.
On average, UK workers spend 5 hours and 41 minutes at their desks every day, sitting on the same chair, behind the same desk, week in, week out.
Mungo Park gives his thoughts on a period in his company’s growth when winning new business has meant losing important time and money.
Richard Blanford reflects on IT complexity and why tech infrastructure is like plumbing – it must support the services required in the locations desired.
It’s a total cliche, but the three most important things you need to remember when managing client expectations are communication, communication and communication.
Helen Pattinson, founder of Montezuma’s, talks to Real Business about the origins of her chocolate business and dealing with big moments of doubt.
If you are trying to improve the profitability of your business this year, it is important to identify the ways in which your business could leak profit.
The cliché says that the world is not made up of black and white issues but shades of grey. As with most clichés there is an element of truth, a truth that one only truly accepts as you reach a certain stage of maturity. The saying is valid in all aspects of life but I have come to recognise that it is also extremely applicable in business. In business, however, I would think that it is normally referred to as "balance".
The budgeting and planning process, although often laborious and time consuming, is one of the most critical activities of the year. Here are five strategies to maximise the effectiveness of your budgeting process.
It’s a tough world out there, especially in the current economic environment: with businesses looking to cut down on spending, there remains a pressure to create something better than last time – having spent less money and without compromising on quality.
Whether you are planning your first office space, or an increase in size – or maybe even a downsize – there are some essential considerations to take into account.
While higher rises would have been difficult to deal with, the increase in minimum wage contained within the chancellor's Budget speech is the right move.