May01

Benefits of Employee Wellfare

Categories // Leadership & Management, Business Development

Studies show that “happy” employees are 12% more productive in the workplace.

Apr25

Why is Apprenticeship uptake dropping?

Categories // Marketing and Communication

The government has recently announced figures for the number of Apprenticeships starts. Between August 2017 – January 2018 there has been a 24% decrease in starts over the same point the previous year.

 

This has coincided with the introduction of the Apprenticeship levy, but is this the reason?

 

The levy was brought in to improve the countries skills by increasing the number of apprenticeships to 3 million by 2020.

 

Lots of Changes

 

Along with the levy there has also been other changes to Apprenticeships, these include the new apprenticeships standards,  the launch of the Institute of Apprenticeships and digital accounts to pay for apprenticeships.

 

Apr20

91% increase in ransomeware attempts

Categories // Business Operations, Digital Technology Centre, Marketing and Communication

Surveys are showing that more and more Criminals are launching even more online attacks on businesses than ever before!

Among the surveys cited was one by Corero Network Security, which recorded a 91% increase in ransom attempts between the first and third quarters of last year.

Apr18

USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Categories // Business Development, HR and Training, Marketing and Communication

How can social media help your business?

Social media is an amazing tool for expanding your business! You can use social media to widen your audience and market. It is about building and creating interactive relationships with customers.

Apr17

IMPROVING I.T. USER PRODUCTIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Categories // Business Development

Improving I.T. user productivity in the work place can really help SMEs to boost their business growth and improve employee motivation and morale, enabling them to compete successfully in their sector.

With huge technological advancements changing the way we all do things in the business world; the government are currently investing a lot of energy and resources into helping companies improve their I.T. skills.

Apr13

What’s the apprenticeship levy all about then?

I think its time to find out....

I’ve heard the apprenticeship levy mentioned a lot since I started working for TCHC. There is a lot of information out there and it can be confusing so, I thought I would write a blog post to get to the bottom of it and answer a few questions…

Apr11

Find out how to Successfully grow and promote your business using social media

Categories // Business Development

When using social media to promote your business it’s extremely important you do it right or it could end up being a total waste of time and resources.

By following these simple rules, you should be able to grow and promote your business successfully!

Mar26

Taking the right steps to boost your career in an apprenticeship.

Categories // Marketing and Communication

Knowing what steps to take for a successful career can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be!

Knowing what steps to take for a successful career can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be!
With so many companies taking on apprentices, now could be the perfect time to kick start you career.
Apprenticeships can be completed in half the time of degrees and get you earning while you learn, After just 18 months you can be on a salary of up to £30,000 per annum!
Here are some simple steps on how to succeed in an apprenticeship.

 

 

 

Mar09

Ten ways to de-motivate your employees

Categories // Leadership & Management

Motivated - the term used by HR and business leaders when they explain how to keep their best employees and get the best work out of them. Keeping staff motivated isn’t always easy it would seem much easier to de-motivate them. So here are the top ten common mistakes to de-motivate employees.

Jan28

How Important are Appraisals?

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // Leadership & Management

Appraisals bring a mixed reaction from staff. Some love them, others dread them and some it seems never have them at all! According to recent research by Enterprise Study a fifth of new employees did not receive an appraisal in their first year. It also found that of those people who had had one, 43 per cent had to request one, of which 27 per cent had to wait 6 months for it. 

These figures would suggest that organisations do not feel the value of an appraisal, so do they really bring value to your business? Are they worth the effort?

 

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