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Why Making Staff Happy is a Sound Investment

Posted by Jennifer Carter on 16/12/16 11:20

As an employer, it’s important to recognise that people need more than money to be motivated. People are at their most productive when they feel looked after, which means taking complete care of your employees isn't just a ‘nice to do’, but a very worthwhile investment.

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Topics: Careers

Moving Boundaries – Global Mobility in the Age of Information

Posted by Helen van Eeden on 22/11/16 13:08

In a complex, information-rich, global economy, the need for companies to have a culture that supports and fosters mobility is more important than ever. Capturing and fully realising internationally dispersed knowledge demands an approach that supports information and talent liquidity. Taking the culture of your home office and implanting its culture in another country is not enough.

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Topics: Careers

Stress - The Healthier Way Down

Posted by Ciara Mulkerrins on 14/06/16 09:36

Stress. A familiar term we hear a lot. Most of us know that stress makes things that bit harder to handle and continued stress weakens the mind and body and wears down our ability to thrive. Sometimes, we often find ourselves just focusing on surviving, not enjoying certain aspects of life much at all.

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Why Bigger Isn't Always Better When It Comes to Company Size

Posted by Greg Stopps on 03/05/16 10:32

Unlikely as it sounds, a career in the Royal Navy has provided me with a variety of skills and abilities that perfectly suit a role in the software industry. What was less straightforward, however, was finding a company that offered a working environment that suited me.

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Why Apprenticeships Are a Win-Win For Businesses and Young People

Posted by Helen van Eeden on 14/04/16 10:35

The phrase "employees are our core asset" is much thrown around by businesses nowadays. However, sorting those that merely talk a good game from the companies that actually mean it is possible by looking at how they actually treat their employees. Organisations that practice what they preach understand that looking after their people means investing in each of their employees from the moment they join.

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Creating a 'Sticky' Company That Employees Really Want To Work For

Posted by Neil Aries on 17/11/15 10:08

A common question that all companies ask themselves at one point or another is ‘how do we ensure we retain our most talented staff?’. Naturally, this leads on to another question: 'how do we get staff to stay suitably engaged and invested in the company and to commit their long term futures to it?'.  Or, in other words, how to get employees to “stick” with one company rather than “twist”, by moving on to another?

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Topics: Careers