The opening month of 2013 has seen headlines dominated with future technology launches. Amongst the exciting new advances, there’s plenty of looking back with respectful homages to the computing industry’s past. Continue reading
According to the BBC Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, will not be delaying their annual bonus payment to staff in order to take advantage of the forthcoming drop in the top rate of income tax. The decision has come in the wake of Goldman, and their rivals, being criticised following reports that said they were planning on delaying bonuses until after the 6th April, which is the date that the 50p top tax rate is dropping to 45p. Continue reading
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In order to improve on your current leadership performance it is essential to benchmark where you are at the moment. This can be achieved by both a personal and peer evaluation.
Personally, think about how you interact with the staff you manage and if the way you communicate with them is successful? Is there someone in your life who you thought was a good leader (i.e. a teacher or a parent?); how well does your management and leadership styles match theirs?
Despite numerous reports that Britain is no longer in recession and that the country is in recovery, it has been revealed in a new report that next year the number of city jobs are set to fall to their lowest level in two decades, reflecting the collapse of both equity trading and mergers in 2012. Continue reading
Some people think that burglary, particularly burglary of an insured premises, as a “victimless crime”. Well try telling that to the business owners who have their premises infiltrated and their business’s assets pilfered. It creates a real headache for business owners and managers who need to strive to replace important pieces of technology to allow their employees do their jobs properly. It’s the last thing you need after you return after a relaxing festive break.
This is one of the most common questions when it comes to SMEs, and how to use social media in the most effective manner to ensure that their company gains the maximum benefit from it. The idea itself that Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and so forth can provide a firm commercial boost is now a standard piece of business advice, but there is precious little advice out there for SMEs who want to know exactly what they should be doing. Continue reading
A recent survey by a top law firm has revealed that there is much that SMEs don’t know when it comes to commercial law, and an increasing number have admitted they need advice on employment law. Continue reading
Asil Nadir, the disgraced business tycoon who helped himself to £29m from his Polly Peck empire, has been ordered to make a payment of £5m or have 6 years added to his jail sentence. 71 year old Nadir was the most famous fugitive in Britain before he was brought to justice a decade ago, was ordered to make this payment following a judge’s ruling that he was lying in his repeated claims that he was now penniless. Continue reading
SME’s are struggling at the moment, this is a fact. Smaller companies have always had to go that extra mile to compete with the big boys and, unfortunately, at the minute they are being trampled in the stampede to capture new business as well as hold on to existing clients. One option open to SME’s is to engage the services of a digital PR company, as this could turn out to be money very well spent. Continue reading