UK businesses are being encouraged to look in all directions to take advantage of globalisation and boost sales – West to the US, South to Australia, East to Asia and North to Scandinavia. But we shouldn’t forget to look upwards.
More employee-owned businesses would improve UK productivity, enhance the resilience of regional economies, and motivate more engaged employees, says a new report co-authored by professor Joseph Lampel from Alliance MBS.
Glancing back at May 2018, Real Business found that finding the right talent was one of the biggest corporate bug bears for a variety of reasons.
A repeat of March’s strong set of labour statistics was going to be a long shot, some exclaimed. Yet despite weak GDP figures, this is exactly what happened in April.
“Get the job done”. It’s a simple phrase as old as the hills. Unfortunately, for many, it isn’t proving to be that easy to follow.
David “two brains” Willetts and his doughty team mates at something with Orwellian title of The Intergenerational Commission has spent two years coming to blindingly obvious conclusions.
SMEs trading for less than five years are nearly four times as likely to predict significant growth in the next three months than those trading for ten or more years.
Uber is proof that not only can the cashless economy aid a business, it shows how popular this invisible payment concept can be, and that adapting to your customers” needs ultimately prevails.
Never has there been a more divided topic than Brexit. The likes of James Dyson call for a clean break?, while JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin deems it a risk. These opposing forces have even been likened with the Skywalkers Dyson taking the place of Luke and Martin replacing Vader.
The new £10 note featuring Jane Austen has gone into circulation. It hasn’t been met with the best response though. Many dislike the accompanying quote, while others believe the note itself will soon be made redundant.
The national employment rate is climbing, with only 4.3 per cent of Brits without a job. However, this may not be a cause for celebration.
As the workforce evolves into a more immediate, responsive and collaborative culture, employees are trying to stay connected with colleagues and customers. With the increased desire for constant connectivity though, comes the need for flexible working.