Business

10 July 2012

What Trait Do You Desire Most In Your Boss?

Many employees wish to strike lucky by having a nice, kind, respectful boss, but new research shows that the most valued trait is a sense of humour. The poll, conducted by ...
6 July 2012

7 Degrees of innovation

In the current challenging times, those who stand out with innovative ideas and approach to business are much more likely to succeed than those who don’t.  Examples of innovation in business ...
3 July 2012

Young entrepreneur shares her secrets to success

Young entrepreneur and award winning business woman Zoe Jackson set up her performing arts company, Living the Dream, when she was just 16 years old. Six years on with the help ...
2 July 2012

Nearly a million UK employees have drugs in their system at work

One in 30 UK employees have drugs in their system  at any point in time within the workplace, according to new statistics released today by Concateno, Europe’s leading drug and ...
8 June 2012

Professionals urged to volunteer their skills during National Volunteers Week

National Volunteers Week 2012 is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean we should forget about it.  This year especially, the role of volunteers will be centre stage with ...

25 May 2012

If you have never failed, you have never lived

Sometimes the world gets us down, sometimes it throws a spanner in the works, that sends us into a hole of self pity. Well from now on before than hole ...

23 May 2012

Nearly half of consumers to be ‘social shoppers’ by 2021

The next generation of ‘social shopper’ is expected to emerge as a force to be reckoned with by 2021 with 41 per cent of the UK’s consumer population expected to ...
18 May 2012

Brits Boil Over As ‘Desk Rage’ Is On The Rise

New research© published today shows workplaces across the UK are increasingly likely to contain Gordon Brown type characters, throwing printers across the room and abusing colleagues, rather than David Brent’s ...

17 May 2012

Reality bites for mums who work from home

Being able to work from home is a key benefit to many mums but sometimes the reality can be much harder than expected. New research from E.ON and Mumsnet shows that ...
11 May 2012

The rise of the 'Everyday Entrepreneur'

Move over Branson, Sugar and Caan, a new report from a leading academic reveals over two thirds of female business start-ups are so-called ‘everyday entrepreneurs’.  Based on research conducted with 1,000 ...
20 April 2012

High Street A level launched

A new training scheme has launched where staff at the UK’s biggest health food retailer can gain a qualification equivalent to A-level standard as they work on the high street.  Holland ...
19 April 2012

Businesses urged to instil competition in the work place to drive success

As Britain gets set for a year of world class sport, businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing many ...
3 April 2012

Employers back new Commitment to professional technicians

A new formal Commitment to professional technicians has been launched following an 18 month employers’ review revealing an alarming gap between the number of technicians in the UK and the ...
27 March 2012

Government accused of stifling businesses

The announcement of the Budget confirmed that business rates are set to rise by an average of 5.77%. Experts warn that the increase, coupled with the painfully slow rates appeals process, ...

10 January 2012

Increase in retailers falling into administration

The number of retailers falling into administration in 2011 was an 11% increase on the figure from 2010. According to research by consultancy firm Deloitte, 183 businesses fell into administration in ...
15 December 2011

Protect your career online

Over the past year Twitter and Facebook have already been banned in the workplace by plenty of employers in an attempt to protect their business reputation. This generation is tweet obsessed ...
14 December 2011

Do you fancy becoming an inventor?

If you've thought of something great, then well done, but it's only the easiest part that's over. Knowing how to turn your idea from a thought into a reality requires ...

5 December 2011

How to earn some cash with eBay

Buying and selling on eBay isn't a new trend but it's easier now than ever to establish yourself as a budding entrepreneur. Hugely popular and well known, eBay started as an auction ...
30 November 2011

Top tips for small business success

Every day across the British business landscape new companies are starting up and fresh ideas are being generated. 2011 has seen a plethora of bolder and better business ideas.  These gems ...
21 November 2011

The 5 Types of Horrible Boss Revealed

From the turbulent and explosive ‘Volcano’ to the smug and self-assured ‘Visionary’, a new study reveals that there are five distinct types when it comes to bad bosses in the ...
17 November 2011

Retail figures show promise in run-up to Christmas

Retailers can breathe a sigh of relief with the new figures released today from the Office of National Statistics. They have revealed that sales figures are considerable higher than the ...
4 November 2011

Christmas Is Cancelled For A Quarter Of The UK's Workforce

Company Christmas parties used to be the biggest shindig of the year, but as belts are tightened across the country, a quarter (25%) of Brits reveal that their work is ...
2 November 2011

Brits Are Forgetful In The Work Place

Forgetting to call people back at work and replying to emails are the most common jobs which slip our minds during hectic shifts at the office. Failing to remember colleagues' names, ...
7 October 2011

Britons Condemn Hackers But Are Divided On A Solution

Recent high profile hacks on websites and online networks of large organisations have resulted in Brits feeling concerned about the threat of hacking,  and calling for businesses and government to ...

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