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Company Culture

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Creating a great company culture can improve performance and productivity. But it requires planning and investment in your business and its people. From designing an office that'll bring out the best in your employees, to encouraging staff to use their creativity, this part of the Knowledge Hub will help you make your business a fantastic place to work.

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

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FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

HR is a function often overlooked in a business, particularly SMEs. Jonathan Richards of breatheHR explores what we can learn from FedEx's approach to HR

Why Employers Should Embrace Social Media

Why Employers Should Embrace Social Media

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Why Employers Should Embrace Social Media

Many employers regard social media as an unwelcome distraction and drain on company productivity. Used correctly, however, it could transform your workforce

How to Improve Staff Morale Cost-Effectively

How to Improve Staff Morale Cost-Effectively

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How to Improve Staff Morale Cost-Effectively

Evidence shows that happy employees are more productive and generate higher profits. But how can you improve staff morale on a small business budget?

The Importance of Employer Brand

The Importance of Employer Brand

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The Importance of Employer Brand

A strong employer brand is essential for any business in this day and age. But what does it mean, and how do you build one for your company?

How to Make Meetings More Productive

How to Make Meetings More Productive

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How to Make Meetings More Productive

Meetings can be a huge drain on company resources, but they don't need to be. Wave goodbye to the bored room with these essential business meeting tips

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

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Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Company culture means something different to everyone but no business can afford to ignore it. So how can you build a great culture for your company?

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

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Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship stories: five small businesses using apprenticeships in inspiring ways that benefit the business and the young employees

Motivating Employees to Achieve Business Goals

Motivating Employees to Achieve Business Goals

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Motivating Employees to Achieve Business Goals

Inspiring a motivated workforce improves productivity, brand reputation and staff retention. Read our tips for enhancing your employee engagement strategy

Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

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Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree sellers to the stars, Pines and Needles, offer great advice on finding the ideal Christmas tree for your office.

Create a Great Place to Work and Unlock Business Potential

Create a Great Place to Work and Unlock Business Potential

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Create a Great Place to Work and Unlock Business Potential

How to unlock potential by creating a great place to work. Find out what makes a positive workplace and why it inspires people to work better.

How You Can Learn to be Creative

How You Can Learn to be Creative

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How You Can Learn to be Creative

You can’t teach someone to come up with great ideas, but creativity is something that can be nurtured and developed with the right kind of attitude.

Developing your Company Culture

Developing your Company Culture

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Developing your Company Culture

Fostering a productive but enjoyable company culture can be a mammoth task for any business owner. Here are the key things to watch out for...

Encouraging Whistleblowing in the Workplace

Encouraging Whistleblowing in the Workplace

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Encouraging Whistleblowing in the Workplace

What is whistleblowing, and what are the pros and cons of encouraging it in your organisation? How do go about reaching the right balance for your company?

Working the Faux Hawk

Working the Faux Hawk

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Working the Faux Hawk

The faux hawk soars above the city, swooping down on fashion like a hipster bird of prey, but is it an appropriate hairstyle for a professional workplace?

Communicating Core Values

Communicating Core Values

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Communicating Core Values

Marketing your business, products and services is important. But how do you get the core values of your business across easily and effectively?

How Behaviour Impacts the Workplace

How Behaviour Impacts the Workplace

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How Behaviour Impacts the Workplace

Knowing how positive and negative behaviour can change your office's atmosphere is a key part to creating a productive working culture. Here's why...