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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THE ELEMENT OF JOB ADS THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT (AND OFTEN FORGOTTEN)

We’ve all seen (and maybe even written) those job ads that make it sound as though the staff is a sunny, smiling crew and the environment is full of high-fives and atta-boys. You know – those job descriptions that make it sound as though you’d practically pay for the privilege of walking through the door and being part of the team? Staff discounts, tuition assistance, team building….all can be yours if you’re the candidate lucky enough to be selected for the job. Continue reading “THE ELEMENT OF JOB ADS THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT (AND OFTEN FORGOTTEN)”

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”

Professional Negligence – What it is and How it Affects You

When paying for a service, whether it is a construction job, professional advice, bookkeeping or anything similar, you provide payment in the form of money in exchange for a service that is completed to a professional standard. We expect good service for every product we pay for, or at the very least reasonable service. So what happens when we don’t receive the service we pay for, in fact very much the opposite? In these cases such incidents are referred to as ‘professional negligence’. Continue reading “Professional Negligence – What it is and How it Affects You”