Simple retail mistakes that can spell disaster

Retail market The retail sector is the most complained about industry in the UK, according to research by the Ombudsman Services. In fact, in the last 12 months alone, approximately 18.5 million complaints have been filed against the industry. If you’re a retailer, you might find this statistic worrying, but at least complaints give you the opportunity […]

Protect your intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is the intangible property that is created by an individual’s mind.   Although you cannot protect your intellectual property until it has been translated into something physical, for example, you have written it down.

Is Offshore Outsourcing Right for You

Offshore outsourcing can be a controversial topic in the business world. The trend has grown in the last decade, and recent statistics show that more than two million jobs were outsourced in 2013. The truth is, though, offshore outsourcing isn’t simply black and white. Rather than sending all the company’s jobs to another part of […]

The importance of team building

Photo Credit: Flickr The one thing that all businesses, big or small, have in common is the workers. A large part of the success or failure of a company lies in how well its employees work together on reaching shared goals. By strengthening team spirit, instilling confidence and enhancing social relationships within teams and maximise […]

5 Tips For Keeping Your Best Workers at Your Business

That moment, when you realise that you have one or two employees who are performing head shoulders above the rest, can be a bittersweet one. On the one hand, these are the people driving your business forward and pushing up your market share – it’s got to be a good thing! But, on the other […]

Kick-start Your Career in the Hotel Industry

Peter Harrison There are hundreds of different jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry, and many of them are in hotels. From housekeepers to managers, there are lots of people that make a hotel run smoothly from day to day. If you want to start a career in hotels, there are lots of ways you […]

5 Career Avenues School Kids Never Think About

What did you want to do when you were a kid? Did you think you’d become a rock star or a footballer maybe? Well, I wanted to drive a bus. I’m still not quite sure why and my dream hasn’t been filled thus far. The world of work and career seems a long way off […]

Top 10 Work Trades of 2015

It’s a new year and you’re still unemployed…now what? Well, don’t fret. After all, it’s just the start of the year and you have all the time to find a career that you think suits you best. As a job hunter, you should also learn which career paths will be able to pay you a […]

How a well planned office desk can boost your productivity

office desk The humble office desk. These mainstays of the working environment are easy to take for granted. However, the way in which you organise your desk can have a profound impact on performance. If you suspect your approach to worktop planning may need a rethink, take a look at these simple yet effective suggestions.

Making interviews a positive experience

Make no mistake, whichever side of the desk you are sitting on interviews are difficult. On one hand you have the nervous candidate desperately trying to convince the interviewer that they are the perfect person for the job. On the other side you have the weary employer hoping that every person who walks into the […]