Whether you’re at the bottom of the ladder or already on your way up, it’s important to understand that raw performance is not the only determinant of your career evolution within an organisation. Of course, poor performers are less likely to fast-track their career ambitions but many more factors can be accounted for. If you’re in a managerial role, you might want to track these habits and behaviours to identify who you should promote and who is not pulling their weight. Continue reading “5 Habits of People Who Want to Move Up the Corporate Ladder ” »
Adding value to a company can be tricky business. How to increase the worth of the business that you work for is something that most would place great importance in. It shows a willingness and commitment towards your role and the betterment of your employer. There are a few ways to go about it, but there is one approach which is garnering significant attention. APMP Training is an online course which adds value to a business through teaching candidates the best practices in leadership. Continue reading “How an APMP Online Training Course Can Add Value to Your Business” »
Writing a business plan can seem a daunting challenge. However, this skill is a vital requirement for any entrepreneur or business seeking to increase their chances of survival. Your future business largely depends on the design and performance of your business plan. Its importance is vital and getting it right is crucial. Below is a list of top 5 tips for writing that winning business plan and convincing those that matter that your plan is one worth investing in.
Many businesses will already be aware of the benefits of using pallet collars and lids. However, another effective way of protecting your goods once on a pallet is to use pallet wrappers. As a business you may already be wrapping your pallets by hand with shrink wrap, this doesn’t provide the same level of protection and uses unnecessary effort that wouldn’t be needed with a pallet wrapping machine. Pallet wrappers provide an efficient solution to your workplace and allow you to save time and money for other business needs.
For years it has been feared that machines will replace people in the workplace and this is sadly becoming the case in many industries. Advancements in technology have meant that many repetitive manual tasks have been taken away from man and onto machine. This has been especially evident in heavy industry and manufacturing. The previous fears of early historians who predicted this however, failed to envision how the economy would survive and often thrive. They also failed to see that technology, although replacing many jobs would bring with it new industries and a need for new workers for a variety of roles. According to The Guardian, technology has created more jobs than it has replaced. This comes in various levels of change.
This time of year sees the mass exodus of twenty-somethings as they prepare to move back to the suburbs, after their four years of conquering the city as university students. With final exams at last in sight and the glittering promise of graduation, for many young people it can seem disheartening to move home. As they divide their things into packing boxes they are reminded of their reckless university days and the memories they have made. It’s easy to see why they worry that they’re giving up their independence in their decision to move back home. However, it’s essential to know that by making this decision, young people are actually taking their first steps in the direction of total autonomy.
The graduate job market in the UK is more tough and competitive than ever before. This is due to more students gaining a degree than in the past. In the 1950s just 3.4% of young people went to university, now this figure has risen to almost 50%. It is now necessary for graduates to have more than just a degree when applying for their dream jobs. Employers are now looking for candidates to have a wider portfolio of experience. Rather than leaving your application process to the last minute why not start early, before you have graduated to ensure that you are giving yourself the best chance possible. Here are our top tips to secure your dream graduate placement:
When it comes to business, the key to building good working relationships is communication. If you plan to take your business abroad, it’s always advisable to learn the language of the country where you intend to set up. Even if you’re only flirting with the idea of international business right now, being proficient in a language other than your mother tongue is always an asset to your CV. So if you’re planning on breaking into the foreign business sector in 2017, what languages should you be learning?
Growing a business is a difficult task. Finding the right opportunities – be they business opportunities, professional connections, new markets, or anything else – can be a tiresome and grueling slog. It can often seem that every lead results in a dead end, which, over time, can sap morale and drive. There is a solution here though. Many of us explain away the lack of conversion or growth as something along the lines of “It wasn’t right for me” or “It wasn’t right for the business” or “They didn’t know what the wanted”. Regardless of the excuse itself, it is just that: an excuse. Conversion is not altered by the client but by the business developer.
There are several techniques and checkpoints that any business development manager should be focusing on to unlock new business potentials. These are by no means instant-win tricks, rather helpful information and tactics to utilise as and when appropriate. No guide or information is as useful as gut instinct and interpersonal skills. This does not mean, however, that we shouldn’t have a few tools to fall back on when it looks like a potential client is slipping through our fingers. Continue reading “Unlocking The Doors To More Business” »