Mentoring has become a hot topic across the business landscape, with more industries wanting either to start schemes or revise existing ones. So this may be a good time to stop and think about what mentoring can do for your firm, and whether or not you can truly mentor your own staff.
When things get financially tight in business, employee training is often the first thing to go. However, this is not necessarily a sound strategic move for a company trying to stay afloat in a competitive industry.
The UK faces quite a dilemma – research has claimed that despite a productivity crisis, 1,064,598 employees are spending more time on tea breaks than on any form of work-based training. But hang on, aren’t tea breaks good for productivity?
Australians are renowned for being a relaxed race, whose primary interests include drinking beers and barbecuing prawns – so perhaps it’s no surprise that a bunch of University of Melbourne academics have concluded that over 40s shouldn’t work more than three days a week.
National Apprenticeship Week offers the chance for small business bosses to consider implementing a scheme of their own. But since the announcement of the National Living Wage and the apprenticeship levy, many SMEs are concerned about taking the leap.
When employees leave a company the knee-jerk reaction is to blame it on a bad boss. However, new research has revealed that workers leave good bosses too – and that there may actually be a silver lining to their departure.
With football’s January transfer window now closed and players from all over the world arriving in Britain to start a new career, managers are being warned it may not be easy to integrate them all quickly. And believe it or not, the exchange offers some lessons for business leaders.
After having won the 2015 Growing Business Awards for large company of the year, we asked CEO David Hosking about his future growth plans for private equity-owned Tusker.
Everyone knows you don’t need an MBA to start a company. But what most people don’t know is how ultimately powerful the MBA experience is in shaping a business concept, getting it successfully off the ground and developing the executive team.
The spotlight has once again been cast on the importance of apprenticeships with George Osborne’s autumn statement promising to raise £3bn a year to fund three million employer apprenticeships across the UK.
To go with the chocolate advent calendar most of you will be enthusiastically consuming, we’ve produced our own version of a countdown – bringing you an interesting fact or story based on the particular date.
I’m not sure if the chancellor is a British Bake Off fan, or can whip a mean carrot cake in the kitchen, but when it comes to the economy he used all the ingredients at his disposal to create an Autumn Statement cake that will taste incredibly sweet for so many people.