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Managing employees abroad during Christmas

13th December 2018

Many employees that work abroad will be travelling back to the UK for Christmas, not just for turkey and mince pies but to get their health back on-track. The familiarity of the healthcare system and specific medical professionals, accompanied by family and friends to support with aftercare, means that employees may have additional motivations to… Read more »

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What’s your Marketing Strategy for 2019?

10th December 2018

As we move firmly into the final quarter of 2018, marketing and sales directors are already turning their thoughts to next year’s marketing strategy. Who are my customers? Where does my brand sit in the market? Will content still be king in my marketing campaigns? Are just some of the questions that are being bandied… Read more »

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Issues for Baby boomers on their Health and wellbeing

7th December 2018

Whilst legislation has caught up with the times, removing the Default Retirement Age which allows individuals to work past the traditional age of retirement, it appears that employers’ attitudes towards the older generations may be at risk of not keeping pace. Despite ‘Baby Boomers’ (aged 54-71) making up 33% of the workforce, they can often… Read more »

7 reasons to outsource your IT support

7th December 2018

You’d probably think that an owner of a successful IT support company would be firmly made up on this business-critical decision – outsourcing must be the way to go, right? Actually, what is most important of all, is that individual business owners make the right decision for them, one that takes account of their unique… Read more »

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In 2019 SMEs need to engage their staff earlier to engage them in health and wellbeing

5th December 2018

Looking after the health and wellbeing of staff is now widely recognised as integral to fulfilling business objectives. We now have more knowledge of what staff really need, but for health and wellbeing policies to be effective we need to ensure they’re what staff really want. Brett Hill, managing director for The Health Insurance Group… Read more »

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All I want for Christmas is Improved Sales

4th December 2018

Mariah Carey might not want a lot for Christmas but sales managers certainly do. With 20% of annual retail sales connected to Christmas sales, sleighing the competition has never been so important. Below, Think Beyond outline 4 ways your business can supercharge its sales strategy this festive season without needing to call upon an army… Read more »

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The Benefits of A Business Consultant

30th November 2018

From auditing and researching your current position to helping create and execute agreed strategies, a business consultant uses their extensive experience to add value and help grow your business ambitions fast. It is not surprising then that most business owners have asked “Do I need a business consultant?” at some point on their business journey.… Read more »

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Companies under-prepared for disasters overseas

28th November 2018

Some employers may believe that a political or natural disasters overseas are only likely to occur in traditionally high-risk regions, but this is not the case. The change in political dynamics means that volatility can happen anywhere in the world. And this year alone we’ve seen evacuations recommended in Indonesia and Florida due to severe… Read more »

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Key ways SMEs need to support overseas workers

15th November 2018

Globalisation continues to offer SMEs exciting opportunities to expand beyond their current remit, and this creates new job opportunities for individuals. Working overseas can be a life-enhancing experience, but it’s not always positive if suitable due diligence hasn’t been conducted beforehand. For SMEs to better their chances of success when operating abroad, Sarah Dennis, Head… Read more »

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How to Boost Your Sales This Black Friday

14th November 2018

Black Friday marks the start of one of the most lucrative sales periods of the year. Get it right and your quarter 4 sales will receive a welcome boost; get it wrong and you risk missing out on your slice of the forecasted billions in sales. To help you negotiate this tricky time of year,… Read more »