Posts Tagged“business”

If you are an HR manager in Britain, we don’t blame you for being confused on where salary demands will go in 2017. With the ongoing Brexit drama and the gyrations in the pound adding uncertainty into the mix, it seems to be anyone’s guess what will happen with the economy. There isn’t anything we can do about the unknowns, but there is some solid data that will help those in human resources management to navigate salary negotiations in the months ahead. Below, we have pulled it together into an infographic that will communicate the key points that can be…

The winds of private equity can shift quickly, as can just about everything in business, and it’s an important area to keep your eye on. Many investors and private equity experts were trying to predict how 2017 would shape up at the end of 2016, on the tail end of the election of Donald Trump. During 2016 there were some declines in dealmaking activity, which most people chalk up to the uncertainty that comes with a presidential election year, particularly one that’s as unusual in many ways as 2016 was. With that being said, 2017 is now in full swing…

When you lead a team, it becomes your responsibility to ensure that all its members are achieving their highest levels of productivity. If the members of your staff are sorely lacking in this regard, it’s your job to discover ways to help increase productivity and work toward greater team unity. Is it possible to make a team more productive? Is it possible to drive a team to greater levels of success? Business owners and managers have been asking themselves these questions for many years. It really is difficult to make people more productive. This isn’t something that you can force.…

In today’s climate, companies must try harder to attract and hold onto great talent. Work perks such as performance-related bonuses certainly make your company a more appealing option for prospective applicants. Read on to find out how Brits feel about free perks and how they could make a difference where you work. Why do companies offer free perks? Increasingly, bosses are offering perks as part of the job package, including extras such as games in the office, free cakes or coffee and flexible working. Traditionally, staff were always given rewards like cash bonuses. A better work-life balance is certainly on…

When it comes to content marketing, web design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Optimization (SMO), and the creation of actionable resources designed to build on themselves naturally, it’s hard to find good counsel. This field of online marketing is relatively new, and continues to burgeon. That’s why it makes sense to find companies who’ve been successful.

Is your business offering consumers the opportunity to browse for and buy goods and services online? If the answer is no, your company is missing out some golden opportunities to not only increase your revenue stream, but also spread your brand’s word. That said some business owners are shy about getting involved with Ecommerce, fearing it may be too much for them to take on. As it turns out, a well-run Ecommerce operation can be beneficial to your business in terms of both brand recognition and additional income to what you are already bringing in. So, are you ready to…

2016 has been an unusually bleak year. The U.S. presidential election showed the political fissures within the Republican and Democratic parties, and Trump’s shocking win has divided the country. On one side you have supporters chanting “Make America Great Again,” and on the other you have activists marching with signs that read “Dump Trump,” and other colorful slogans. What does this vitriolic political climate mean for small business? Well, it depends on your customer base. Should your business take a political stance, or should you keep mum until you’re called out onto the floor? Will the political stance your company…

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Staff training is an important part of building a strong team, especially with the abundance of new and changing technology in the work place such as video conferencing for large groups with BlueJeans software. But training remote teams is a little more difficult if you can’t be in the same room as them, especially if you need to train large groups of people all at once. Yet their training is more important as they will need to work independently rather than in an office with a supervisor and surrounded by people. You also don’t want to be repeating yourself over…