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We all know that the people behind your business make a huge difference to your working culture. Your team is crucial not just to your business’s longevity, but to day to day working life too. As more and more of the workforce search for jobs that offer more than a simple 9-5, a strong company culture can help you attract and retain a team fully on board with your values. Implement real flexibility Overhauling your company culture can feel daunting, especially within larger organisations that are more used to traditional ways...

We’ve all likely stayed later at work when we’ve been super busy or had to catch up on work, however sadly, in recent years, long working days and taking work home has become the norm for many employees. Not only is this causing employees to miss out on enjoying the pleasures of life and spending quality time with family and friends, but it might also not be worth the hassle. On average, in South Africa, workers work some of the longest work weeks at around 2,209 hours a year. 18.1% of workers worked very long work weeks of...

The UK is getting back into business. Gradually, sector by sector, we are beginning to embrace the ‘new normal’, and businesses are once again raring to go. After the most recent loosening of lockdown measures, many pubs, bars, and restaurants have opened their doors to the public again. The likelihood is that it won’t be too long before most offices will begin to reopen as well, and the 8.4 million people who were furloughed and the many working from home will return to their workplace, ready to make up for lost time.   However,...

Spend too much on social media and in front of your computer screen and you may indeed increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety. However, it’s now proven that technology can also have positive outcomes on our mental wellbeing too – even in our busy digital world. These days, many of us have turned to apps like Headspace, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think for support with a number of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. The office is main source of stress for adults in the UK, as revealed...

Employees are the lifeblood of any organization.  For small businesses in particular, hiring and retaining the right team is essential to keeping operations moving seamlessly.  Unlike large companies, small businesses usually don’t have an HR team dedicated to creating performance rewards or flexible working schemes.  What small businesses lack in resources, however, they make up for in engagement.  Having a smaller staff means owners know their staff on a more personal level. This way, they can really understand their day-to-day...

As a manager, there are many challenges you will face in your business. Some of these will not be a lot of fun. Some may even be very stressful and demanding on a personal level. Here are a few resources and advice to help guide you through difficult real-life situations. Firing an employee This can be one of the worst things you will have to do as a manager. Some companies even hire in specialist termination companies to handle this uncomfortable process. However, it is vital that you know how to fire an employee in a firm,...

Back when senior executives of large corporations only had to focus on earnings growth and people stayed in their jobs, it could be argued that business leadership was simpler.  Today, factors like evolving technology and labor mobility have created an environment that keeps companies on their feet and changing. In this environment, it has become increasingly important for organizations to be able to incorporate new practices that will enhance their business activity.  Having a clear vision that defines the new paths chosen...

News travels fast but big brands travel even faster. Famous faces, iconic logos, and company catchphrases seem to crop up in every corner of the globe. This might leave you wondering, how on earth did they get there? If you think back to 2015, you might recall a documentary staring the not-so-unknown ex-England football star David Beckham. This show, The Unknown, followed Britain’s beloved Becks as he travelled around the world to see how his fame had spread (oh, and ‘find himself’ of course). Thanks to the global adoration...

Selling a vehicle is a different process than any other purchase. Almost always, it takes a long-term strategy of developing a deal, figuring out what vehicle will work best for a customer’s budget and needs, offering incentives and upgrades, sorting out financing and insurance, and more. As a manager of a dealership, you know that your sales team has developed and perfected their methods that work wonderfully in the showroom, but how confident are you that the same strategies can be applied to your website? The Latest E-Commerce...

No matter if you’re a customer or client, you are constantly wanting more from businesses who are providing you a product or service. This means that it’s crucial for organisations try to go above and beyond in a bit to ensure their customer’s experience is the highest it can be. You must look after your customers if you want to be successful, no matter what industry you are in. In this article, compiled by VW Transporter suppliers, Lookers, we explore which services are offered by industries to make sure clients and customers...