Finding the right people to join your company and move it forward is a difficult task. But are you going about your hiring in the most effective way?
It is clear that a host of the most successful businesses are increasingly adept at bringing the customer into the company as an active participant at the development stage.
Despite this fact, 28 per cent of mid-sized UK businesses don’t have a mobile strategy in place and 30 per cent are without a continuity strategy for loss of internet access. In the brave new world of four utilities, the lack of a strategic basis for ensuring, securing and maximising mobility is a high risk strategy.
With the post-recession economic upturn gathering pace, organisations are finding themselves back in the recruitment game. However, in this climate, with so many companies fighting to recruit and retain the finest talent, it can seem more like a war than a game.
The Nexus of Forces, which is the convergence of four powerful forces: social, mobile, cloud and information, is driving innovation in the government sector, according to Gartner.
The latest annual SME Manufacturing Survey from MHA, paints a picture among manufacturers of growing optimism, supported by continuing investment in R&D, capital expenditure, an increase in recruitment, and a 13 per cent rise in firms due to take on apprentices.
With economic confidence continuing to improve, there is a growing appetite within businesses to push forward change projects.
Part of Vodafone’s Perspective series, 'The New IT Crowd', explores the ever increasing importance of senior IT professionals in today’s workplace.
In the UK, data decay remains one of the biggest challenges for businesses with poor data, draining the average company about £4.9m annually. In a typical year 1.2m of the UK population will move, 600,000 people will die, a quarter of a million people will move to the UK and the Royal Mail will make more than half a million address changes to PAF (its Postcode Address File of 29m UK addresses).
Real Business is a media partner for Innovation Enterprise’s Chief Strategy Officer Summit in London this April.
Marketing managers say that now is the time to elevate video in the priority list of your marketing strategy.
Nick Brown sold his company in 2004 for a seven figure sum. He is now Managing Director of Corporate Exit, a company which helps business owners build and sell a business, just like he did. Real Business caught up with him for some tactical advice on how best to plan your exit.