Creating a strong and engaged workforce is vital for any business to succeed. This can be an issue in the UK though with employee engagement and retention being low. Recent studies have shown that only one in three UK workers report being happy or fully engaged in their work. Of course, this presents a big challenge for any business owners or team leaders.
Just how do you create a workforce that is strong, happy and there to stay?
Build with your workforce in mind
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If you’re interested in entering the world of property, then you’re making a shrewd move. The value of the UK’s property sector is high, and it’s estimated that the housing sector alone in Britain is valued at over £7tn. From high-rise developments in urban centres and student cities to out-of-town housing estates and booming commercial lets, there are a whole host of opportunities for a budding real estate developer.
However, it’s not always a smooth road, and simply finding Read more [...]
Businesses can be enormously complicated to run, especially when it’s just you that is working, or you have very few employees. There are so many different areas to think about - objectives, recruitment, sales, marketing, PR and, of course, your finances. Your finances are what make or break your business. If you don’t know how much you are spending, then you will be taken by surprise when your creditors come knocking. Here are some tips on how to keep track of your small business’s finances.
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Day trading is a glamorous-sounding lifestyle – you make all of the decisions, you invest and take risks, and when it all pays off, it is because of you. However, there are plenty of stories of people making bad decisions and losing huge amounts of money as day traders. If you want to get into day trading, then there are a few things that you should learn.
What is day trading?
It’s not good enough to have a vague idea of what day trading is. Day trading is the buying and selling of financial Read more [...]
Job satisfaction can be a difficult thing to attain. Many of us don’t have the luxury of being able to pick and choose the perfect job at will. We need to pay rent and bills, buy food and support families. We can’t wait till find the job our dreams, that we feel we can contribute to meaningfully, improving the world and ourselves. You have to take the jobs that are available, and if they leave you feeling alienated, demotivated and disappointed, well, you’re in good company.
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To most people, the idea of running even one business seems like a source of stress, but for some plucky entrepreneurs, one isn’t enough – several have at least two active companies under their belts. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, for example, runs both Twitter and another firm – a payments company called Square. And he’s not the only one: plenty of businesspeople have fingers in more than one pie, and it’s definitely possible to do. Just how do they manage it, and what’s their secret? Read more [...]
If you are thinking of beginning to trade on the financial markets, then the two major players that most people start with are forex or stocks. For the newcomer to trading though, it may be unclear as to which is the best. Many investors now are choosing the forex market for the many advantages that it has over trading on the stock market.
Forex v stocks – what is the difference?
Before we look at why forex is often the better market to trade on, it is worth clarifying the difference Read more [...]
We all know that sinking feeling when a business case or procurement request comes across our desk – after the first thought of ‘how much is this going to cost me’ quickly comes the second thought process; ‘how on Earth are we going to find this?’
This is where the internet can be your key ally. Why waste time with proposals, pitch meetings and endless PowerPoint presentations when you can streamline the entire process from start to, well, the start of your project.
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Starting a business requires more than brainstorming and generating tons of ideas. What matters is the execution steps, because when you merely have ideas and no real action, things can't be realized.
In other words, great ideas need a step-by-step execution to make things happen.
Thus, if you have a dream to start an online store from scratch, congratulate yourself, because there is no better time than now. First things first, however, you'd need to turn a "dream" into goals.
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If you are looking to enter the business world as part of your career, then you are likely to be a fairly ambitious person. Whether you have plans to become a middle manager and lead a team of your own or have grander ambitions such as becoming a company director, you have many options available in terms of making your mark on the business universe. With this in mind, here are some top tips for working your way to the top in the dog-eat-dog world of business
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