Category Archives: Strategy

4 Ways to Ensure that Your Employees are Happy to Work for You

Your employees are the most valuable asset to your company and their skills and experience provide the key elements that your business needs to thrive. With so many people looking desperately for jobs, companies can sometimes take advantage of what their employees are willing to do. The costs of hiring and training new staff are often higher than investing in the ones that you already have. Here are four ways that you can keep your employees happy and working at their best for your business. Continue reading

Corporate Investments in Emerging Markets

Some of America’s largest corporations are seeking great opportunities in opening up new locations in other new emerging markets. Additionally, some companies want to invest heavily in the marketplaces that have recently become available due to a change in political situations. Corporate executives travel the world extensively with the hope of making business and political connections in specific regions such as Asia. John Ferraro E&Y is an example of an American executive that builds relationships with Asian countries. Continue reading

Be your best at interviews

Make sure you don’t sabotage your chances at the interview stage by following a few simple and well-known tips for creating a good impression which, nonetheless, many people forget. The first basic tip to remember when preparing for an interview is to scout out the location first to ensure you know how to get there. Do the journey at least once and then add on an extra 20 minutes travel time on the day to allow for any traffic jams or other unforeseen problems. Continue reading

Maternity rights and umbrella companies – a guide

Contracting is becoming an increasingly popular way of working for a number of reasons. Many people assume this is primarily because more opportunities are available at a time when employers are less certain of economic conditions and so unwilling to take on full-time salaried workers. However, while this may be true and there are certainly a wealth of options open to contractors, it is the freedom and flexibility afforded by this career path that is most often cited as its major benefit. This is especially true for umbrella contractors or limited company contractors who utilise the services of an accountancy service provider, as these organisations take away much of the administrative burden that accompanies this way of working. Continue reading

Qualities of a Successful CEO

The CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of a company or organization must possess certain qualities in order to be successful. For one, the person must be forward-thinking. In order for a company to grow, it needs a CEO who understands that a company needs to adjust with the changing times. A company that does things exactly how it has always done them is not going to grow and improve. Of course, successful practices can be improved upon. An effective CEO sees the changes that need to be made and figures out how to make them in order to move the company forward. Here are some other qualities that many successful CEOs possess. Continue reading