Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence and not technical skills determines career success

Ever thought about your emotional intelligence? Well, how human you are is what you will always be remembered for and organisations look for this when searching for future leaders. Emotionally intelligent employees have always been the difference for high performing organisations. By placing emphasis on recruiting the values and behaviours expected over the technical qualifications […]

Workspace

A Happier Workspace: Practical Tips To Boost Your Business Productivity

We all know that the environment can have a direct effect on our mood and the ability to function successfully – The workspace is no different. Creating the right workspace for your business is essential for your team’s well-being and their ability to easily perform their job role. A happy team means an increase in productivity […]

Starting Up

Three Ways To Protect Your Business Funds When Starting Up

There is no bigger threat to your startup than a lack of revenue when starting out as a small business owner. With such a small chance of surviving past the five first years, the work you put into building a solid foundation for yourself and safeguarding your business might just be what you need to […]

Workplace Stress

Business Owners – How To Help Your Team Manage Workplace Stress

Spotting the signs of workplace stress is not always easy as everybody copes differently – But you can play an active role in helping your team manage stress before it becomes a long-term health issue. Asking your employees whether they are stressed offers no guarantees that they would actually tell you how they are feeling. Nevertheless, […]

Family Business

5 Insider Tips For Running A Successful Family Business

Running a family business still has a negative stigma but it doesn’t really deserve the bad press it receives as they are some of the most successful around the globe. With people pictured arguing with their siblings or parents, getting the balance right when running a family business can be difficult but it can also […]

sustainability

8 Steps To Profitable Sustainability

There are eight ways in which companies can engage employees to foster business sustainability – and in doing so improve profits. CB Bhattacharya, founder of the Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) at European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, Germany, shares his tips on how companies can strengthen their stakeholder relationships.  We should all aspire […]

holidays

How To Make Your Business Beach-Ready During The Summer Holidays

With school holidays underway and employees looking forward to a well-deserved break, businesses are faced with the challenge of negotiating their team’s summer breaks with the minimum amount of disruption. Claire Ward, HR expert and founder of HR subscription service for SMEs –The HR Hub – gives the following advice to business owners on managing […]