Category Archives: HR/OB

Motivation and Love of the Job – Eric Schiffer Explains they Don’t Always Go Hand-in-Hand

When we love our jobs, we expect to be motivated to always do exceptional work; to be enthusiastic and filled with energy and ideas, right? Not necessarily. Conversely, when we hate our jobs, that’s when we underperform, are slothful and execute poorly, isn’t it? Perhaps not always. Motivation, like inspiration, doesn’t inevitably strike when it is most convenient or useful, and even when we are in love with our jobs, we can sometimes find ourselves lacking initiative. How can we light that elusive fire underneath ourselves in both the best and worst of circumstances? Continue reading

Creating a Safe Workplace by Maintaining Your Business Premises

In the UK the greatest cause of work related death is asbestos, which unfortunately contributes to around 4,500 deaths each year. This building material, which was widely used for domestic and non domestic buildings before the year 2000, can release dangerous fibres into the air when damaged. Exposure to these fibres can lead to four lung diseases. These are mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural thickening. If you are the owner of a non-domestic property then it is your responsibility to manage asbestos, and ensure that you are complying with the latest Health and Safety Regulations. Not only is this a legal duty, it also helps to protect everyone on site and will allow for peace of mind. Continue reading

The Lure of Entrepreneurship for Students: It Benefits in 2014

While the national unemployment rate may be continuing to fall in the UK, there remain concerns that there are a fundamental lack of long-term job opportunities nationwide. This is triggering something of a vicious cycle, however, as it encourages some individuals to pursue further education in the form of a Master’s Degree or similar academic qualification. The lack of long-term employment opportunities mean that these qualifications do not necessarily boost your chances of finding work, and ultimately leaves a growing demographic of jobless graduates in the UK. Continue reading

Considering Real Estate as a Business Opportunity: Is it Right for you?

There is no denying it; the nature of the contemporary workplace is far removed from previous generations. This evolution has been triggered by the advent of technological advancement, which has improved remote communication methods and made it far easier for individuals to work independently. This has triggered a rise of the number of freelancers, independent contractors and aspiring entrepreneurs active throughout the UK, while it has also encouraged many more to consider branching out as a sole trader.

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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