Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.

How to Hire the Best - Your Guide to Finding Top Talent

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

We're always told to delegate wisely - it's the sign of success - so take it to the modern platforms and flourish by using freelancers who live, breathe and love their niches. It's a win-win relationship, with no commitment required.

Can Algorithms Replace the Power of Human Intelligence?

Chris Dobson | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Dobson

You can't help but notice how algorithms are everywhere these days, and have been for a while. They track and predict how we behave in virtually all walks of life, as companies and institutions pivot to meet our needs better (or their own, depending on your level of cynicism).

Can We Make Tech Hiring Less Spammy?

Imriel Morgan | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Tech
Imriel Morgan

Start-up companies affinity for 'hiring rock stars', 'ninjas', 'jedi's' and other super-inflated job titles from popular sci-fi franchises has gotten out of hand. I think it's safe to assume that, this superfluous jargon likely originated somewhere in Silicon Valley...

How to Hire the Best People for Your Business

Reuben Singh | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Reuben Singh

Often employers forget that they are surrounded by people who might just be looking to move jobs. If you do know someone, ask them if they want the job! You just never know, your perfect employee might be right under your nose!

Hiring Your First Employee

James Caan CBE | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

There are many important decisions SME owners have to take in the early stages of their business, and one of the most important is making that first hire. Depending on the individual company, this could be done immediately, within a few months, or even a year after starting up. There is no singular approach, but it must be the right decision at the right time. The key question to ask yourself is whether you can justify making a new hire, in terms of cost and workload. I experienced this when I started my first recruitment business - it was four months before I had enough money in the bank to be able to take someone on.

Building a Long-Term Strategy For Your Business

Rupert Lee-Browne | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Rupert Lee-Browne

Britain's economy is well on the path for growth and 2014 is set to be a great year for business. With the right people in place and a healthy cashflow, British businesses will be in good shape to build and maintain successful long-term strategies. And who knows, perhaps the next Google or Facebook will be born from these shores.

Why Graduates Shouldn't Be Scared of 'Sales'

Rob Blythe | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Blythe

There is some truth in the connotations of glossy smiles, bad suits and even worse jokes that come to mind. Cold calling is seen as hard graft and anyone who has tried it will confirm the rumours are true. That said, young people who come to the conclusion all roles are inappropriate are missing a trick.

Pay as you live UK Lifestyle Valued at £22.4 Billion

Anna Bance | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Tech
Anna Bance

Two years after the launch of Girl Meets Dress, the first and leading online Luxury rental destination, founder Anna Bance recalls how progress is bei...

We're Hiring! CBI Report Reveals Spike In SME Headcounts

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Despite continued economic gloom, the UK witnessed an 11% increase in staff numbers for small employers during May-July 2012. The news follows con...

More Stores 'Close To The Edge' As Retail Sales Fall Again

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

Retail sales fell back in January, the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) said, as the malaise on Britain's high streets continued. There i...