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Taking on an employee for the first time. 4 things you must get right

Taking on your first employee can feel daunting, it is a big decision for many business owners. However, at some stage it becomes the next step for taking your business to the next level. There are a few things that you should do in preparation for taking on your first employee.   Before you employ

2020-06-17T12:13:13+00:00Latest News|

Dunkirk spirit..”Our greatest asset is our people”

Dunkirk spirit: "Stoicism and determination in a difficult or dangerous situation, especially as displayed by a group of people." Many companies have experienced this for the first time in their lifetime throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, difficult circumstances have brought out the best in many teams and have made many managers and leaders appreciate the strength

2020-06-16T16:08:22+00:00Latest News|

How is Covid 19 changing the face of recruitment processes?

Coronavirus is changing how businesses attract and hire great employees. Charles Hipps, Founder and CEO of Oleeo, looks at how the recruitment process is having to adapt to COVID-19 and discusses the opportunities and challenges posed by the pandemic. Businesses have had to scramble to adjust to new social distancing and lockdown measures, and move

2020-06-16T09:15:06+00:00Latest News|

Richard Branson’s insight into the impact of employee happiness at work!

In 2017, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group was voted the seventh best company to work for in LinkedIn’s top companies list. The lofty position should come as no surprise to those familiar with the company. Indeed, Branson himself said that by taking care of employees at Virgin that everything else will take care of itself,

2020-06-16T12:00:48+00:00Latest News|

How to Create a Strong Business Recruitment Strategy

Recruiting new talent can be a daunting task, but having a proper recruitment strategy in place can help with not only ensuring good employee morale and overall happiness, but also boost employee retention. With no shortage of quality opportunities for job seekers, employers need a strong recruitment strategy to build an engaged workforce that will

2020-06-16T09:51:40+00:00Latest News|

What impact does onboarding have on a new employee?

“Onboarding, also known as organisational socialisation, refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviours to become effective organisational members and insiders.” Often times organisations do not put enough time or effort into onboarding,  neglecting employees on their first week can have negative outcomes and employers fail to reap

2020-06-16T08:59:39+00:00Latest News|

5 recognisable signs that you might be a workaholic!

Often sole traders work hard to the extent that they may feel or be perceived as a “workaholic”. While workaholism is a word often thrown around flippantly, the very real phenomenon can hinder interpersonal relationships, affect mental and physical health, and ultimately reveal a deeper internal trial. Here are 5 signs that often points towards

2020-06-16T10:10:16+00:00Latest News|

Ambition to Employ launches

Banbridge Enterprise Centre welcomed all the Ambition to Employ projects partners to Banbridge, United Kingdom for the initial two-day meeting of the project. It was a highly productive meeting around a topic of very significant importance, not just in the United Kingdom but across Europe. Ciaran Cunningham – Managing Director of the company and all-round

2020-04-06T06:39:09+00:00Latest News|

5 Signs It’s Time to Hire Your First Employee

Adding a new, full-time employee isn't something you do just because you're so busy you can't see straight. It's part of a larger strategy. Most of today's frazzled, beleaguered entrepreneurs believe an additional employee would be a huge help. Not only might you be able to stop working around the clock, but you could focus

2020-04-06T06:40:59+00:00Latest News|