Will Jobs in Cleaning and Hospitality Surge After Brexit?

Brexit is causing concern for many, if not all sectors across the nation. From worries about trade restrictions to uncertainty about sourcing raw materials needed for business, every sector is watching and waiting to see what will happen. But for one sector, the concern isn’t with their supply of materials required to carry out their jobs, such as disposable cutlery and kitchen equipment. For the hospitality sector, the major concern surrounds how their workforce will be impacted. One of the key factors during the EU Referendum was the view of migrant workers.…

How to Survive a Job You Hate

Not all jobs are going to be your favorite. One of the first things you’ll learn when you first graduate college and enter the workforce is that there’s no such thing as the perfect job. Even if you’re absolutely in love with what you do, odds are you’ll still find a few things about your position that you could do without. The most obvious solution is to leave the job you don’t like and find a position that suits your goals, interests, and aspirations.…

Selecting an ERP for SMBs

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a system of enterprise applications designed to integrate and manage business functions related to technology, human resources and services. ERP systems are used to create a central database to manage details related to product planning development, manufacturing, transportation, inventory, sales, marketing, and personnel. Small to midsize businesses (SMBs), or small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are independent, non-subsidiary companies. An SMB typically employees up to 500 people. As business and data management for every industrial sector has become increasingly ubiquitous and necessary, the days of SMBs running their business by handwritten ledger have, by and large, gone the way of the rotary phone and the videotape cassette.…

5 Tips For Protecting Your Precious Metal Investments

Precious metals are well-known, and sometimes preferred, for their price movements that can be exciting in upswings and even downswings. If you’ve been thinking about building a precious metals portfolio, it’s a great time to do so, but there are a few risks to be aware of, like fraud or high-pressure sales tactics. Tips for Not Tarnishing Your Precious Metals Portfolio Precious metals are a great way to diversify your investment portfolio. However, some investments are certainly much better than others.…

Retail Dilemma: Accessibility of The UK’s Shopping Centre

The UK population had peaked to 65.6 million in 2016. And, it was reported that 18% of the population were aged 65 and over. With an ageing population that’s constantly on the rise, are the public shopping centres accommodating for the elderly and their needs, and are they making themselves accessible for those with disabilities? Surprisingly, many retail stores are inaccessible to many despite Britain’s disabled population having a spending power of £80bn. Some companies are potentially losing out on their share of the weekly £420m in sales by not having wheelchair ramps and access to all floors.…

How Businesses and People Stepped Up During California’s Wildfires

Residents across California have suffered as a result of a huge number of wildfires over the past couple of years. In 2017, close to 9,000 wildfires were reported throughout the state — burning 1.2 million acres of land, which is an area the same size as the state of Delaware, and causing the deaths of at least 46 individuals as well as destroying over 10,800 properties. This year, there have already been over 6,000 more wildfires reported in California. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center, these wildfires have burned more than 1.4 million acres of land and resulted in damages worth in excess of $2.56 billion.…

Want to Combine Health Care and Business? Here’s How

Did you know that you could combine your love of health care with your love of business? It’s true! Check out the information below to learn about how you can take these popular career paths and bring them together into one perfect job that you will love showing up to every day. First, It All Starts with the Right Education Like any other positive and successful career path, you need to have the right education to get started. This will serve as your foundation, after all, and the right knowledge will guide all of your decisions.…

How to Improve Productivity in The Workplace

Procrastination can come at a great cost for businesses. According to research, procrastinating professionals can cost a company up to 36 working days each year, with texting, shopping and browsing social media during work time being top distractions. So, what exactly can be done to help boost your workforce’s productivity levels? Cliverton, specialists in insurance for dog walkers, offers the following tips: Improve office conditions Did you ever think that the temperature you set your office at can have an effect on how productive your employees are?…

How to Answer Business Calls Properly

There’s an absolute art to answering business phone calls properly. By now, most of us with any work experience at all know we can’t answer a professional call the way we would our friends and family. “Yeah, what’s up” just won’t cut it, if you’re looking to project a professional image. So, how then should business phone calls with customers be handled? Let’s dive into a few of the more important points in professional phone call answering etiquette we all need to be mindful of.…

3 Inbound Marketing Techniques That Will Change the Way You Approach Promoting Your Business

Inbound marketing is not easy. It can be hard when you’re just new and starting out. There are hundreds of ways to drive inbound traffic to your site. You can write a blog post every day on your site. You can self-publish a series of e-books. You can take advantage of social media. But, not all of these methods are effective in the beginning. Not to mention, the marketing trends change as much as the SEO rules do. This means it can be harder to get on top and stay on top of your game.…