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Although the majority of businesses factor in their health and safety strategies simply due to legal obligations, the truth is that having a firm grasp on the requirements can have a number of positive effects. Not only do you show your employees that you value their health, but you also help to streamline the production capabilities of your company and ultimately create a better product that can lead to a healthier profit margin. Aside from the ethical concerns of looking after your staff, a robust health and safety strategy is key to...

If we lived in a perfect world, we wouldn’t even have to talk about these cases. Of course, the real world is often harsh and some people are not satisfied with the treatment they receive from their employers. Some people don’t have experience with these situations, so they don’t have an idea where to turn when they find themselves dealing with an unfair dismissal. Before we proceed, if you feel like you want to consult a professional right away, all you need to do is dphlegal.com and find a lawyer to talk to. But since most people...

Well, everyone knows how to source and import from across the world, especially China. But very often importers find it really hard to get access to the right supplier who can provide you with the right quality and perfect price. When you hundreds and thousands of suppliers for one product on several B2B websites, it gets very tough to choose a reliable and reputed supplier for yourself. You need to be extra careful to avoid all types of fraudulent. So, what can you do to find a good exporter for yourself? Well, with the help of sourcing...

When you start up your own business or are put into a managing position, one of the tiles of the job which might have you a little stumped is the hiring process. If you have never hired anyone before it can be a little bit intimidating at first to be out in the position of hiring a new employee. However, it is an integral part of any business and you need to learn the best ways to identify that ideal candidate and who should be the newest member of your team. Look for someone who is committed The ideal person for any role you want to...

They’ll come a time when it feels like a dead day, then a dead week and suddenly the whole month has been slow. Before you start jumping to conclusions and doubting your business plan altogether, it’s time to switch the bait. A business can be revitalized without changing anything regarding products and services. Sometimes it is only a flesh wound, and you’re in desperate need of a revamp of your brand. Even the largest and most successful companies refuse to rest on their laurels and will change something about their brand to...

Think of employee productivity as something as vital as breathing. You need to keep it rolling to keep your company alive. Some businesses often resort to implementing one-time tactics that keep their team motivated, but the truth is, productivity should be a year-round priority. With different distractions and challenges coming in every now and then, employees need to find their focus and drive at all times. No matter the season, here are some effective methods that will help you navigate your employees to be more productive at work. Set...

It takes a lot of confidence to pull divergent career and training experiences together in a way that not only makes sense but ultimately proves to be a recipe for success. That would be Michael Beattie. Over the last 30 years, the Toronto native has sharpened his range of interests and capabilities, bringing it all together under the roof of MBM Consulting, a firm he founded in 1995. What he has created is a uniquely positioned company that combines the principles of change management, supply chain management and program management and...

In this era of digitization, everyone is looking to adopt smart strategies and faster methods to make their business grow. Some people are shifting their business online, while the others are focusing on automation to get the heaviest tasks completed in little time. However, if you aren’t ready to invest in digitization and automation you can adopt another way of saving time and money, a method which numerous startups and established organizations are following greatly, a method called as outsourcing. Outsourcing allows you to get work...

Image Source These days, launching a successful business is all about building trust and credibility, something that used to be almost impossible without a Fifth Avenue address, an infinite marketing budget and 3,000+ employees spread across six continents. These days, however, making your business look much bigger and much more established than it simply requires innovation. It requires creativity more than a budget. After all, the way people perceive your business is the reality they will cling on to. Your job is simply to make that...

There are plenty of challenges to face when you’re the boss. Taking care of a large team of workers is one of the biggest you might have. But how on earth can you manage that team if none of them work in your building? Remote workers and freelancers are notoriously difficult to lead and manage. Fortunately, the world is changing. This type of working is becoming the norm. Managers are learning to excel and encourage productive working relationships from afar. Working Environment For any employee that works from home, privacy is essential....