Yorkshire Water’s Katie Simmons Drinks Just Water to Raise Funds for WaterAid

To raise money for WaterAid’s lifesaving work, Katie Simmons, BI Developer at Yorkshire Water, has committed to drinking Just Water for a two week period during the month of January.

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3 Important Ways to Keep Your Employees’ Energy and Interest Up

In today’s workforce, there are plenty of people who feel that they aren’t engaged in the work they do. Whether this means they’re on autopilot due to lack of motivation, lack of energy, or just a lack of desire, their disengagement can be detrimental not only to the bottom line of your business, but also to the attitude and innovation of your company. And although work may be carrying on as usual, if your employees don’t feel connected to the work they’re doing, there’s a lot of untapped potential going to waste. So rather than bringing in another round of Starbucks for everyone, here are three important ways you can keep your employees’ energy and interest up. Continue reading “3 Important Ways to Keep Your Employees’ Energy and Interest Up”

Yorkshire Water’s Apprentice Programme Continues with Pioneering Ways

Yorkshire Water’s apprentice scheme came out with another company first, with two of the latest recruits to the scheme earmarked to receive support through a degree course. Continue reading “Yorkshire Water’s Apprentice Programme Continues with Pioneering Ways”

Four Ways You Can Value Your People

Your staff may not be listed on any inventory sheet, but they are the most important asset you have.  You have spent countless hours investing in their knowledge of your product and company.  They hold your production and the value of your business in their hands. They have spent a full ⅓ or more of their waking hours supporting a vision, mission, and process that you have set forth.  If you have done a good job of creating a team atmosphere, they have a sense of ownership and a sense of pride in this business of yours. In what ways can you show them how much you value them. Continue reading “Four Ways You Can Value Your People”

Three Tips For Keeping Your Office Running Smoothly

There is more that goes into running an office than just getting work done and having employees looking like they are part of the hustle and bustle. You need to make sure that those employees are actually working, not just trying to make it look like they are, and there are ways to do that.

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Why Knowledge Transfer Is A Key Part Of Building Business Leadership

Too many businesses think that knowledge transfer – the spread of critical business information from one person to another – is only important when someone is leaving. This is why we speak of grooming the next CEO or next communications specialist; we groom them by making sure they have all of the information, skills, and contacts they need to get their job done. But why wait until someone is leaving?

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3 Ways to Make Running a Business More Manageable

Running your own business should never be easy. You should always be trying to strive for improvement. When your business starts to feel out of control, this is when you should stop and think. After all, not only does this have an effect of you, but also your employees and customers as well. This is why it’s so important to take the necessary steps in making your business more manageable as soon as the cracks start to appear. Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Running a Business More Manageable”