Disruption is a term that gets used a lot. So much so that it’s fallen into the category of business jargon. But the result of this overuse is that it makes it easy for UK SMEs to dismiss the reality that underpins it, and that has dangerous consequences.
As a very special anniversary for his business approaches, Rob Hunter talks about the importance different types of business learning have as an entrepreneur matures.
It’s important for small businesses to understand the impact of an ageing workforce, whilst developing and integrating practices which can increase productivity and harness the skills and knowledge that older employees bring to the table.
As 2016 reaches its end, Rob Hunter looks to the new year and reflects on why the pursuit of new business needs as much vigour as the very beginning.
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.
As a business leader, it’s essential to step back from time to time to assess where your company’s going, to check and refresh your vision, and ensure that you and your team’s development needs are met. It’s necessary, but with everything else demanding your attention, can be as difficult to schedule as that holiday you’ve been meaning to take for the past, ooh, two years.
Today’s companies are coming to terms with the era of “big data”. At some point today, you’ve likely come face to face with data. Whether big or small, in a desktop excel file or the cloud, the influence of data on daily life cannot be ignored.
October is one of those times of the year that traditionally gives rise to yet more changes in employment law.
As part of a four-strong series of articles analysing some of the biggest potential export markets for British SMEs, Alvaro Alamillo, Santander UK’s America expert, first examines the US – explaining why businesses should look at it, where opportunities are and when is the best time to push the button.
Investment in 'intangible' assets has increased by more than ten per cent to £137.5bn from 2009 to 2011, new figures have revealed.
A renewed focus on the knowledge economy could inject up to £30m each year into many of the nation’s ailing high streets, according to independent think tank, The Future Spaces Foundation.
2014 employers have three fundamental gaps that could present challenges when meeting the new workplace pension requirements: an experience gap, a knowledge gap and a reality gap.