In a recent UK survey supervisors were asked to rank the importance of 10 motivators for their employees. The employees were then asked to rank the same 10 motivators in order of what was important to them. Here’s what the survey found:- It looks like there’s a big difference between what the employees think and […]

In my work with SMEs there’s one challenge that comes time and time again and it’s this: The business owner would like to grow the business But they are already working far too many hours So in order to grow, they need to employee more people But they can’t afford to do that because there […]

When I was a corporate manager (way back in those dim distant days when mobile phones were used for making phone calls and Facebook and Twitter hadn’t yet been invented…) we used to do things called Annual Appraisals. I remember it well. Once a year, normally just after Easter, a whole load of gumph from […]

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