Why Invest in Training Your Staff?

Without a proper plan in place including a strategic budget for employee training, organisations can’t keep pace with the competition and the constant need for transformation; their strategies will falter and their profits will vanish.

Staff training session

Here are some reasons why investing in your staff is a great idea:

Help Employees Work More Efficiently

Think of it this way, training people is akin to continually upgrading the most valuable component of any company. People value and essentially want to learn new skills. And if any of these people are to become the future leaders in your organization – it’s ideal to develop a robust internal talent pool – training, development and coaching is mandatory.…

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Being a Entrepreneur vs. Being an Employee: Which One Should You Choose?

Whichever side of the fence we fall, it might well be the case the grass always looks a little greener across the way. So, whether we’re on the path to entrepreneurship or are enjoying the security of being an employee it’s good to try and keep the pros and cons of both in mind.

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Whilst entrepreneurs can enjoy plenty of opportunities for growth across various aspects of their professional careers, it’s important to remember that there are also a number of advantages associated with being someone else’s employee.

So join us as we explore the various PROS and CONS of being an Entrepreneur VS an Employee…

Being an Employee – THE ADVANTAGES


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6 Employee-Motivation Strategies to Try (and 3 to Avoid)

According to a 2013 Gallup study, unhappy workers cost the U.S. economy as much as $550 billion. That’s because workers who aren’t feeling their best are less productive than those who consistently wake up on the right side of the bed.

In a piece about the study’s implications, Entrepreneur contributor Catherine Clifford encourages bosses to do more to motivate down-in-the-dumps employees. She notes that it’s “not rocket science.”

Motivated employees

“Workers want to be recognized when they do good work, have their personal life respected and have friends at work,” she writes.

Clifford identifies three important facets of what’s increasingly become a core concern for managers and business owners: employee motivation.…

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Ditching the Grain – 5 Uniquely Lucrative Career Paths

Are you someone who is looking to go against the grain in your career path? Does the thought of an everyday career leave you feeling a little bored and uninspired? If so, you may be someone who is more suited to honing your skills in a career that is more out of the box than the usual.

Foodies as a career choice

In this article, we will look at 5 uniquely lucrative career paths that you can look into. Why take the opportunity to do something that both excites you and ensures that you are able to live comfortably? Read on to find out more!


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How to Build Culture With Remote Teams

Culture is a hot button topic in today’s business world. Culture is the ideology of a business and what comprises its personality. It’s the entire ecosystem, and how people interact within in. It follows the idea that, in an encouraging environment built to sustain the organization, employees are much more likely to be happy, stay at the company longer, and do better work.

Remote working

And as modern workplaces continue to evolve, workplace culture is becoming even more important.

Remote work is another uphill trend. According to one survey of more than 15,000 adults, 43% stated that they’d done some form of remote work in the last year.…

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What to Know Before Subcontracting Your Project to a Freelancer

Subcontracting is a lucrative opportunity to scale your business up without incurring the overheads associated with it. A freelancer who executes all projects by herself may only be able to take on fifty or sixty hours of work each week.

Subcontracting to a freelancer

On the other hand, subcontracting these projects to other third party vendors can help her execute a larger number of projects. So while the margins in each of these projects may go down, it is possible to make this up with higher volumes.

But subcontracting can be tricky business. Clients work with freelancers who they trust and can rely upon to get work done.…

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Working 9-5? Not Anymore!

Working 9-5 isn’t just one of Dolly Parton’s best-known songs, it’s a state of mind, a shorthand phrase for the working day and the weekly grind. While those hours used to signify the typical working day up until a few years ago, more modern flexible working policies seem to have shifted it a bit.

Commuting to workplace

Not a huge amount, though, just enough to make the day easier.

But how can your human resources department make flexible working happen? Well, you can get someone like elliswhittam on board for the advice you need, but first you need to understand what ‘easier’ entails. Let’s talk about it, shall we?…

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Improving Your Potential: Here’s How CEOs can Reroute Their Life Toward Fulfillment

Most of us aren’t living life to the fullest – and While for many, the phrase “living life to the fullest” conjures images of enjoyment and happiness, in this article we’re going to explore ways to live life to the fullest–when it comes to your potential.

Studies show that individuals who make the most of their intellect, time, and bodies are often healthier, happier, and more content. It’s easy to start rerouting your life towards fulfillment, and it starts with unlocking your potential.

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Professional potential

Many of us wish for a better salary and a better position in our current field.…

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4 Skills to Master for Improving Business Processes

Business owners often look for ways their companies can improve. After all, nothing is ever perfect and the more your company evolves, the more likely it is you’ll succeed long-term. Fortunately, improving your business doesn’t mean you have to make drastic changes. There are small skills everyone in your company can learn to help improve your business processes. Start by focusing on these often-overlooked business skills.

Developing business skills

1. Problem-Solving Skills

Problem-solving skills are essential to every business, but it’s not something that comes naturally to everyone. Consider offering a Six Sigma certification program to your employees to help them improve their problem-solving skills.…

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Top 3 Trends in Freelance Work

Freelance jobs are bigger than ever now that technology and remote, or work-from-home, jobs are becoming increasingly popular in the workforce. And no, freelance work isn’t just for Millennials. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the workforce in the United States today is made of up freelancers!

Happy freelancer

Let’s take a look at some of the top trends in the freelance economy and their impact on both freelancers and freelance employers.

Freelance Work is Appealing

Freelance work has become so popular since it’s appealing to both employers and employees. Employers can hire freelancers to work on a per-project basis, short-term or sometimes even long-term contracts.…

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