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Govt Called On To Rethink Approach To SME Support

Govt Called On To Rethink Approach To SME Support

Off the back of a new survey revealing that the vast majority of entrepreneurs here in the UK don’t think that the government is doing all it can to back small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the call has been made for Whitehall to rethink its approach with regards to the support provided. Carried out by specialist bank Aldermore, the study found that 71 per cent […]

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Scottish Govt Invests £2.2m For Worker Training

Scottish Govt Invests £2.2m For Worker Training

The positive impact on having well-trained members of staff is so great that the Scottish government has pledged a considerable amount of money to make sure workers get the education they need. Earlier this week, first minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed £2.62 million will be given to Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) Learning, which will help union members provide training so their employees can have adequate […]

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UK Employment Rate Reaches Record High

UK Employment Rate Reaches Record High

A staggering 427,000 people entered employment in the UK in the last 12 months, which has pushed the employment level to a record high. The Department for Work and Pensions recently revealed the employment rate is 75.4 per cent, increasing by 0.8 percentage points from March 2017. It means that 32.26 million people in Britain are now in employment, which is a huge 3.2 million […]

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Training ‘Good For Talent Retention’

Training ‘Good For Talent Retention’

Offering your staff training not only helps your business by ensuring your staff are kept up to date with the latest regulations, techniques and systems, but it shows your personnel that you value them and wish to develop them and their careers. Putting personal development training courses in place for your staff, no matter where they fall in the scheme of your operations, yields good […]

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Would Your Small Business Benefit From Fire Safety Training?

Would Your Small Business Benefit From Fire Safety Training?

There has been a big focus on fire safety in the UK in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, not only for those that own and operate residential tower blocks, but for businesses as a whole. As Real Business recently pointed out, it’s shone a light on why firms have to stick to such exacting regulation when it comes to fire safety. But as […]

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Leaders Reveal They Would Have Liked More Training

Leaders Reveal They Would Have Liked More Training

We often see surveys looking at employee satisfaction and staff turnover, and one of the main complaints of many people is the quality of their manager. In fact, for teams or organisations with a good management team, productivity and morale are typically higher, while staff turnover is lower. But in many places, people don’t get into management roles because they are skilled at leading people, […]

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Employment Problems BME Workers Face Revealed

Employment Problems BME Workers Face Revealed

Now would be a good time to consider offering further training on avoiding and dealing with race discrimination in the workplace, given new research revealing the extent of the problems that black and minority ethnic (BME) people still face even today. A TUC study has found that this demographic has to deal with a wide range of issues, including abuse at work – 37 per […]

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Many Workers Still Using Incorrect Mental Health Terminology

Many Workers Still Using Incorrect Mental Health Terminology

Becoming a better listener could be key to ensuring the nature of your office environment is beneficial to the mental state among your colleagues. However, one of the biggest threats to improving awareness of mental illness could be the way in which some people are misusing mental health terminology. A study by BUPA showed that as many as half of people are misusing terms such […]

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Why Set Up A Mobile Bar Business?

Why Set Up A Mobile Bar Business?

If you’re looking to set up a new business which sells alcohol, no doubt you’ve come to us to look for either business courses or licensing training courses. Many of those who come through our doors are those working in bars and pubs, but we’re also seeing a rise in the number of independent traders looking to set up mobile bar businesses. Serving the likes […]

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New Report Reveals Daily Hate Crimes Faced By Trans People

New Report Reveals Daily Hate Crimes Faced By Trans People

A new study from Stonewall, which campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain, has revealed the hate crimes and discrimination that trans people around the country face on a daily basis. The report found that 12 per cent of trans employees have been physically attacked by a customer or colleague in the last 12 months, while 51 per cent […]

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