Networking – 3 top tips for avoiding small talk

Networking – 3 top tips for avoiding small talk

Sarah Dowzell, Assoc CIPD, COO and Co-founder of Natural HR and busy mum of two reflects on a recent CIPD event...

brilliant tips for making the most of a new apprenticeship

10 brilliant tips for making the most of a new apprenticeship

Last year, it was revealed there were 509,400 new apprenticeships started in the UK – a rise of 9,500 over...

How to make the most of a mentor during the startup phase of your business

How to make the most of a mentor during the startup phase of your business

If you’re in the startup phase of your business, you’ll have quickly learned that you simply can’t do it alone. Even...

Gamify your team- how to stop employees getting bored

Gamify your team: how to stop employees getting bored

Engaging employees is becoming increasingly difficult in a society that’s full of distractions. Our smartphones are forever disturbing us with notifications,...

How to find and work with mentors as a startup business

How to find and work with mentors as a startup business

Starting a new business is often a lonely endeavour, but it isn’t something you should do alone. Granted – this is...

10 Traits of a successful entrepreneur

10 traits of a successful entrepreneur

What sets an entrepreneur apart from a ‘normal’ person? What makes them special and gives them the ability to come up...

Why your business should change incentives and how to do it

Why your business should change incentives and how to do it

Bonuses have long been a business tradition. And, to a degree, they work. You work harder, the business makes more money...

The benefits of flexible working and how to implement it in your business (1)

The benefits of flexible working and how to implement it in your business

According to studies, the modern British worker wants a flexible working arrangement, but just 6% of job adverts actively promote it....

Is the 4-hour week really possible- Can it raise productivity- (1)

Is the 4-hour week really possible? Can it raise productivity?

When Timothy Ferriss published the 4-hour work week in 2011, it quickly became a cult business classic. With a tag line...

No one should ever feel afraid of submitting a time off request.

Why annual leave is an intrinsic part of business success

“Sorry, Dave is not in today – can anyone else help?” So often the bearer of bad news, those immortal words...

How the workplace is adapting to the digital economy

The term ‘hyperconnectivity’ has become rather overused of late, but its premise is vital if we’re to better understand the mechanics...

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How and why your business should take advantage of the gig economy

It may be best for us to start this one with an explanation. What, after all, is the ‘gig economy’? When...