Why More Hospitality Workers Should Do Personal Training Courses

Why More Hospitality Workers Should Do Personal Training Courses

Any business owner that handles alcohol will know that a personal licence is an essential requirement. However, those who work in the hospitality industry will know how beneficial personal training courses can be for their profession. From training in health and safety to customer service skills, business owners should consider the value of putting more staff with the responsibility of owning a personal licence. The […]

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Workers Reminded To Take Their Annual Leave

Workers Reminded To Take Their Annual Leave

At a time where staff members are trying to do everything they can to impress their bosses, it is not surprising to hear that many employees are not taking their full quota of annual leave. Indeed, the workplace has become so competitive that it is not unrealistic to expect to spend evenings working overtime without extra pay, embarking on additional business training courses, or finishing […]

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No. Of Home Businesses Quadrupled Since 2016

No. Of Home Businesses Quadrupled Since 2016

The number of people who have their own home business has shot up in recent years, quadrupling since 2016. This just shows how many Brits are keen on working from home and being their own boss, despite the added pressures self-employment can bring. According to Admiral Insurance, 4.4 million people work for themselves, while there are also two million freelancers who chose to go solo […]

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FTSE 350 Firms Falling Short Of Women On Boards Targets?

FTSE 350 Firms Falling Short Of Women On Boards Targets?

Avoiding and dealing with sex discrimination should be something that happens throughout all levels of a company, but new research has revealed that there are some FTSE 350 firms that may yet be failing to hit their targets for having women in board positions. Figures released by the Hampton-Alexander Review, which aims to make sure that talented women at the top of their fields are […]

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Smart Systems To Help SMEs Drive Down Energy Use & Costs

Smart Systems To Help SMEs Drive Down Energy Use & Costs

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the hospitality and retail industry, as well as schools and colleges, look set to benefit from lots of new innovative ideas designed to help them drive down their energy usage and thus reduce their bills at the same time. As part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, smart technology like meters, an upgraded energy grid, smartphone-controllable household devices and thermostats […]

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SMEs Using Homes To Store Stock, Survey Reveals

SMEs Using Homes To Store Stock, Survey Reveals

The majority of small to medium-sized enterprises that sell products are using their homes to store stock, with a new survey revealing this to be the case for 71 per cent of such companies. The Direct Line for Business study found that the most common rooms to keep stock are spare bedrooms, the garage or cupboards, because these keep it out of sight. But nine […]

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Top Tips On Beating Competition When Applying For A Job

Top Tips On Beating Competition When Applying For A Job

Applying for a job is not easy, and if candidates are not put off the application procedure, they might be nervous when going for an interview. That is why we’ve put together some great tips on how to stand out from the rest to increase your chances of getting the job of your dreams.   – Get the relevant skills Having the relevant skills is […]

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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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