Published: November 13, 2017, 11:04 am
The Post-Brexit Recruitment Challenge for the FMCG Sector
Fears about an upcoming Brexit migration crackdown plague a number of sectors in the British economy, including the fast-moving consumer goods sector, or FMCG. The food industry in particular is warning that a Brexit workforce shortage could have a catastrophic effect, leaving as many as a third of its businesses no longer viable.
In a recent survey carried out by the Food and Drink Federation, 31 percent of businesses in the “farm-to-fork” supply chain had already seen EU workers leave the UK. Moreover, the entire fast-moving consumer goods sector faces a rapidly (Read more...
Published: November 13, 2017, 10:28 am
Creating a Green Office Environment Is Not All That Difficult
Creating a green office space is not as hard as it might seem. As a matter of fact, there is a range of methods you can apply in order to achieve this goal. Furthermore, outfitting your space so as to transform it into green office needn’t be costly. And doing so can often save you money in the long term.
An initial method of quickly going green is to look at what you are purchasing and from where. Simply change some of your regular office supplies to ensure that (Read more...
Published: November 13, 2017, 6:18 am
3 Brilliant Entrepreneurial Hacks from Brewdog
The rise of craft beer has been a clarion call for a host of hipster breweries over the past few years. But self-styled Scottish punk brand Brewdog must be the pick of the entrepreneurial bunch.
It’s not too long ago that craft beer was far from cool. It was seen as the preserve of isolated middle-aged hobbyists who met once a month to consume tipples that tasted vaguely of fallen leaves mixed with mustard.
So how did craft beer become the best drink on the planet and what strategies did this brand adopt to (Read more...
Published: November 13, 2017, 6:18 am
4 Money-Saving Hacks for Your Small Business
Small businesses have big appetites for cash.
By the time many entrepreneurs blink, their small business has generated yet another expensive bill. Or acquired an unforeseen overhead.
So it’s important to take every opportunity to keep your business streamlined. You want to be sure that cash is converted to profit rather than debt.
These money-saving hacks for your small business should help you avoid some potential pitfalls.
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Published: November 13, 2017, 6:16 am
3 Startup Ideas to Capture Your Customers’ Imaginations
Looking for startup ideas? Start with a passion for your products and services. That is a major motivating factor when you’re starting your own business.
But you need to go further. If you’re not offering customers something original it can be hard to differentiate yourself from the competition.
Sharpening your competitive edge often means developing a different angle that reinvigorates a familiar offering.
If you’re struggling for inspiration, here are 3 startup ideas that can capture your customers’ imaginations.
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Published: November 13, 2017, 6:06 am
4 Ways Employee Development Benefits Your Business
Most organizations hire employees according to the criteria specified by the role they will fill. That just makes good sense.
However, for various reasons, some candidates who tick every recruitment box choose to move on sooner than you expect. What’s more, it doesn’t seem to matter how much you’re paying them.
One factor is repeatedly cited by workers who choose to move to newer pastures. What is that factor? It is a lack of employee development.
Are you weighing the pros and cons of investing in the development of your (Read more...
Published: November 10, 2017, 12:18 am
Managing Your Expenses as an IT Contractor
In the world of IT contracting you could find yourself on the road for a lot of the week. You’ll be going from job to job and racking up the expenses as you go.
If you’re new to this line of work, keeping up with your expenses can sometimes be overwhelming. As a matter of fact, some expenses might even slip past you. When that happens, you’ll end up paying out of pocket for something you could be claiming back. So it’s important to fully prepare yourself for the expenses you’ll be (Read more...
Published: November 9, 2017, 2:48 am
AOL’s AIM Is Shutting Down: What’s Next?
AOL is shutting down its instant messaging service AIM on December 15, 2017. Though AOL has not given any solid reasons for its decision, the shutdown is causing a furor throughout the Internet.
This service was one of the pioneers in the instant messenger arena when it made its entry 20 years ago. It was in its heyday in the 1990’s till the early 2000’s. Why is AOL shutting it down, and what will happen next?
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Published: November 9, 2017, 2:43 am
6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Investing in a CMMS
A CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) is a program that automates certain processes within a business. The concept is nothing new, as various systems have been in existence since the 1980’s. However, modern technology has made the software cheaper and more accessible than ever before.
If you run a business and are looking for new ways of streamlining your operation, a CMMS could be a worthwhile investment. Here are 6 reasons you should consider it:
1. Reduces Downtime
Downtime can be extremely damaging, particularly if you work within (Read more...
Published: November 8, 2017, 2:13 am
Bill Busbice’s HWY Pro Is the New Uber for Truckers
You’re exhausted. After spending hours on the phone, trying to schedule a client’s load on your truck, you didn’t close any deals, and your bills are still there beside you, awaiting payment.
You decide to drive to your nearest truck stop. Perhaps you’ll find freights to run for the day. But there are still no clients in sight, and no products to haul. Now the fuel you used to get to the truck stop is gone. It’s not a good day.
As a truck driver, you know that your income (Read more...