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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 »

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The Benefits of Marketing Automation

14th November 2018

Today’s business world requires an efficient and streamlined marketing approach. From small start-ups to established companies, automation should be seen as a vital component within your marketing strategy. Below the Think Beyond experts outline 3 key benefits of marketing automation which can help your business and ultimately help to protect your bottom line. 3 Key… Read more »

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The Allegory of Think Beyond

7th November 2018

Inspired by my love of the philosophical and in particular Plato’s allegory of the cave, Think Beyond seeks to inspire change in others; to grow sales, to create automation that works, to take your inbound marketing further and to enhance your digital presence. At the centre of Think Beyond’s narrative is a commitment to question,… Read more »

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Five ways to save £77bn a year, by tackling presenteeism

7th November 2018

Presenteeism rates have tripled in a decade, with 86% of organisations saying they observe people coming into work when ill compared to 26% in 2010* – it’s a serious issue and one that employers need to address. Costing UK businesses around £77 billion in lost productivity each year,** tackling presenteeism isn’t just a business issue… Read more »

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Don’t Be Spooked by Predictive Marketing

1st November 2018

The phrase “predictive marketing” has been known to elicit a shiver or two with up to half of businesses failing to embrace the “big data” revolution. But there really is no need to hide behind the (metaphorical) sofa. Of those companies who have successfully adopted predictive analytics into their marketing strategy, improved customer engagement, increased… Read more »

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5 Benefits of a Business Phone System

1st November 2018

Investing in a business phone system is essential for both small to medium sized businesses as well as larger enterprises. Relying on personal mobile phones or basic office phones connected to multiple lines is no longer the only option. We have detailed just 5 of the many benefits that a business phone system can offer… Read more »

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From Glass Collecting to Running a Business: How Red Door are Mentoring the Hospitality Stars of Tomorrow

24th October 2018

October 27th marks National Mentoring Day, which champions the two-way benefits of guiding new starters through the first all-important steps of their career. Crucially, mentoring is all about advising, sharing knowledge and suggesting – never dictating – a course of action. For the mentee, it’s an invaluable opportunity to learn and work through issues with someone… Read more »

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GRiD urges employers to inform staff about mental health support for young people

10th October 2018

As World Mental Health Day focuses on the needs of young employees this year, GRiD, the trade body for the group risk industry wants to highlight the support that’s available for young employees within group risk protection products (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness benefits). Support for mental health is wide ranging and… Read more »