The true cost of replacing a staff member.
One of the more common tasks facing employers these days is recruitment. Things have changed in the past two or three years, and once stable workforces seem, in the majority of cases, to be a thing of the past. And that means there’s a cost….
A New (and Better?) Philosophy
Business consultants spend a lot of time talking to clients about staff issues – and all too often it’s because someone on the team hasn’t acted in a way that the boss would have done “back in my day”. It’s a tough one – often…
One of the things that we often encounter in businesses we visit is DISORGANISATION – sometimes it’s the boss, sometimes it’s the team members individually, sometimes (but fortunately, not very often) it’s everyone. Other times it’s the office or workshop environment that creates the opportunity…
Thrive Before Five
This may take you by surprise – a blog article by a business advisor that is NOT about business. Nor about work, or management, or profitability, time management, productivity, efficiency and so on. And especially not about a pandemic. No, I want to share a…
86,400 seconds each day, invest them wisely!
For those amongst us who use Apple products such as iPhones, have you ever wondered why the snooze function on the alarm is set at 9 minutes? Why not 5? Why not 10? The answer on the internet, according to most experts (usually self-proclaimed), is…
Have you got an ‘Elevator Pitch’ ?
Have you ever heard of the terminology ‘Elevator Pitch’? An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive ‘pitch’ for your business, lasting less than 30 seconds, and being interesting, succinct, and hopefully memorable. We believe, it never does any harm to revisit the basics, don’t start…
Theory X and Theory Y
Understanding People’s Motivations What do you think motivates your people to come to work each morning? Do you believe that they get great satisfaction from their work and take pride in doing the best possible job? Or do you think that they see work as a burden,…
Seven Steps to Growth
If only 50% of new businesses survive more than five years and only one-third make it to 10 years, what’s the one thing you could do to ensure your company is sustainable? The answer is to create a growth strategy for your business. But a…
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