Business Features


Thursday 28 August 2014
Many recruiters are automating their processes, but don’t expect the death of the interview
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Know how to prioritise, do your research and always arrive early.  
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Stay on the lookout for “strong squares”, and be ready to sacrifice.  
Friday 22 August 2014
You’re probably less inspiring than you think you are – here’s what you need to know.  
Thursday 21 August 2014
Even when you’ve left the building, it’s not necessarily too late.  
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Try the “sit with” method, and don’t always dismiss your gut instinct.  
Padmasree Warrior
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Highly successful people seek inspiration, think long term and don’t waste the last 15 hours.  
Monday 18 August 2014
After a tough period during the recession, the fashion industry has bounced back with a vengeance.
Monday 18 August 2014
My parents built a software business from scratch at our home near Chester when I was growing up. My youth was spent surrounded by the early computers and cables of their small firm.
Monday 18 August 2014
You can boost productivity through email subfolders, press-ups and a virtual assistant.  
Friday 15 August 2014
Business life doesn’t always lend itself to novel ways of questioning, but doing so is vital.  
Thursday 14 August 2014
It’s annoying, but corporate jargon can often serve a useful purpose.  
Wednesday 13 August 2014
When it comes to wanting mentoring in the workplace, you’re not alone. Our recent research has found that one in five employees are not currently mentoring or being mentored, but would like to be.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
It’s vital to understand the future in rational, but also emotive terms.  
Luck and Pattni
Monday 11 August 2014
Without the regulatory constraints imposed on our housing market, between 1974 and 2008, average house prices would have risen from £79,000 to £147,000, rather than to £226,000.
Angela Ahrendts
Monday 11 August 2014
Most of us intend to climb the career ladder, and there’s no shortage of advice about the skills you need to succeed as a leader. But which ones matter most, and how can you ensure you keep improving them?  
Friday 08 August 2014
But the trusty inbox isn’t set to disappear in the near future.  
Vilfredo Pareto
Thursday 07 August 2014
The Pareto principle is a rough rule of thumb, not a silver bullet.  
Wednesday 06 August 2014
It’s important to manage your emotions and have an achievable goal.  
Roger Federer
Tuesday 05 August 2014
A lack of humility can blind individuals to their weak spots.  
Dotmailer’s Tink Taylor
Monday 04 August 2014
How long could you survive without email? Estimates of how many are sent globally every year range from 100bn to 200bn. And every year, dotmailer’s founder Tink Taylor gets asked the same thing: is the death of email just around the corner?
Monday 04 August 2014
It can be a fair reason to be shown the door, explains Matt Gingell, so know your rights.  
Friday 01 August 2014
It boosts your career and your profile, but also makes you more innovative, says Judith Perle.  
Richard Branson
Thursday 31 July 2014
Be ruthless and think small – but don’t forget to include the unusual and personal niggles.  
Wednesday 30 July 2014
You might be surprised how many older volumes make the cut.  
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Think lengthways, and start experimenting in your current position.  
Ben Pugh
Monday 28 July 2014
In the time it’s taken FarmDrop founder Ben Pugh to discuss his company with me, it crowdfunded £13,000.
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Monday 28 July 2014
Apart from the risk of shocks from geopolitical crises, the outlook for the economy looks a whole lot brighter than it has for a long time.
Jeff Bezos
Monday 28 July 2014
Regularly reflecting on past failures and triumphs is what makes an organisation great.  
Nelson Mandela
Friday 25 July 2014
Authenticity is crucial for leaders. If you don’t believe what you’re saying, you won’t convince anyone. Worse, people may see your lack of conviction, realise the falsity of your words and mistrust your motives.
Aldi sign
Thursday 24 July 2014
As another CEO falls on his multi-million pound sword this week; the convenient simplification of the problem into pricing and the ram
Larry Page
Thursday 24 July 2014
Shyer staff have different needs, so cut down on background noise.  
Wednesday 23 July 2014
A new book lays bare the pitfalls of complex decision-making.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Retaining experienced staff is becoming a challenge. With the Prime Minister clearing out older men to promote younger women in the Cabinet reshuffle last week, older employees will no doubt be questioning their position in the workplace.
Chantal Coady
Monday 21 July 2014
Luxury chocolatiers weren’t a common sight in 1983 England. Stalwarts like Thorntons and Prestat were around but, save imports from the continent, it was a market waiting to be tapped. And 24- year old Chantal Coady realised this.
Monday 21 July 2014
Monday 21 July 2014
Summer holidays – a time for rest, relaxation and a regular supply of cocktails on the beach. Unfortunately, the demands of a full-time job have a nasty habit of creeping in.
Friday 18 July 2014
  Find a career mentor and don’t get caught up in the day-to-day  
Thursday 17 July 2014
  We must fire on all cylinders for gender equality to happen.  
Thursday 17 July 2014
  Remember the three Cs and you could see a boost in productivity.  
Wednesday 16 July 2014
It's all too easy to put the words “social media” and “career” together and immediately think “disaster”.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
  You don’t need everyone to be a star player for your business team to be successful.  
Mikkel Svane
Monday 14 July 2014
  Harriet Green talks IPOs, big data and radical taxis with Zendesk’s founder Mikkel Svane.  
Monday 14 July 2014
  ECorner Stanford University’s free resource for entrepreneurs, with over 3,000 podcasts featuring leading businesspeople and experts. There’s also a free app you can download.
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Monday 14 July 2014
  Be frugal with adjectives – nouns and verbs do the heavy lifting.  
Friday 11 July 2014
  Profit margins may suffer, but accountability is likely to increase.