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How cyber-secure are your staff?

Posted: 16th October 2017

By: Helen Astill

You may have put all your firewalls and spam filters in place and had your cyber security review sorted, and ticked that off your “To do” list, but that is…

Small Business Anthropology

Posted: 17th July 2017

By: Kay Heald

I always thought anthropology was something you studied in the deep recesses of a university college, along the corridor from archaeology! Anthropology is a field of research which draws on…

Is Your Business Looking After Young Workers?

Posted: 5th June 2017

By: Kay Heald

Are organisations either turning a blind eye or simply unaware of their responsibilities, particularly with regard to casual hour contracts and young workers? New ways of working, different categories of…

” I Quit! The true cost of losing a staff member

Posted: 17th May 2017

By: Clara Wilcox

The cost of replacing staff is more than the cost of an advert. When you factor in YOUR time, the loss of productivity and the cost of actually recruiting, you…

How to Make Learning Stick

Posted: 20th March 2017

By: Kay Heald

We’ve all had experiences of attending training sessions and events, only to find those action plans and good intentions made on the day are quickly sidelined, shelved or forgotten within…

Can Small Businesses Embrace Hygge?

Posted: 13th February 2017

By: Kay Heald

So what is ‘Hygge’? Hygge caught the imagination of the UK papers and magazines last year, appearing in articles from The Guardian to Elle. If you look on Amazon, you…

How Coaching Works to Help You and Your Business…

Posted: 1st November 2016

By: Karen Fleming

Every discipline has its own mysteries, its own conventions, its own language, known only to those who choose to immerse themselves within: doctors, nutritionists, builders, coaches. While language can serve…

Long Hours Work Culture

Posted: 24th October 2016

By: Kay Heald

A Long Hours Work Culture is well established in many small businesses The way we communicate and ‘stay connected’ has been blurring the lines between work, rest and play and adding to…

Returnships

Posted: 26th September 2016

By: Kay Heald

You’ve heard of apprenticeships and graduate internships, but what about returnships? With the recent film release of Bridget Jones’s Baby, and maternity issues very much in the news, you may be interested to find out more about…

Sandwich Generation

Posted: 6th June 2016

By: Kay Heald

So who are the Sandwich Generation? They are employees and workers who are ‘sandwiched’ between caring for ageing parents and their own children. Carol Abaya, a recognised expert on eldercare,…