Month: January 2013

mug of teaSo you’re advertising for a new job, you mention the businesses benefits in general – the pension scheme, annual leave entitlement, salary, progression or training opportunities.

But what about those hidden extras which are often so important.

The things you don’t mention in interview but staff will find out about once you start.  How important are these seemingly small creature comforts?

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A Quick Guide to KPI’s

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Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are commonly used to act as a benchmark for performance.

Most people associate KPI’s with large businesses as a way of checking businesses are performing to a required standard but it’s not just large businesses who can benefit from using them. 

Small businesses too can set KPI’s to look at how areas of the business are performing and where improvements need to be made.

Being able to use KPI’s effectively can help businesses plan for the future and learn from the past and here’s how.

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women looking sad after xmasChristmas is well and truly over and staff are definitely in that January Blues mood.

Nothing to look forward to over the next few months and no bank holidays often contribute to the rise in holiday bookings at this time of the year.

This makes it all the more important for businesses to look at how they are preparing for the influx of annual leave requests and how to cover the holiday periods.

Focusing now on planning holiday cover will decrease the panic of holiday cover later in the year and will give staff guidance on their entitlements.

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Why Should I Recycle?

So we’ve all heard about recycling and how everyone has a responsibility to recycle as much as possible.

But from a business perspective this can sometimes be costly in terms of both time and money.

So why should you invest in creating an ethos of recycling in your workplace?

We see many businesses now claim to be ethical and green but what does that really mean?

And how far do you have to go to be able to make that claim?

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