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Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

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Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

With Ryanair blaming flight cancellations on a change to its holiday year, what has it taught other employers about managing their employees' annual leave?

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

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Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Four years after their introduction, the Supreme Court has abolished employment tribunal fees, ruling them unlawful. But what does it mean for employers?

Augmented Reality, Apple & Autumn in Austria

Augmented Reality, Apple & Autumn in Austria

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Augmented Reality, Apple & Autumn in Austria

How to deliver a revolutionary buying experience. The wonders of a weekend waltz in Vienna. Could it be the beginning of the end for Apple?

A Small Business Guide to Web Design

A Small Business Guide to Web Design

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A Small Business Guide to Web Design

Designing a website for your business is a complex but essential task. These handy web design tips should be all you need to help your company shine online

GDPR: What Does It Mean for Businesses?

GDPR: What Does It Mean for Businesses?

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GDPR: What Does It Mean for Businesses?

From 25 May 2018, UK businesses will be subject to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, otherwise known as GDPR. Here are all the essential details

How Casper and Eve Are Driving Innovation in the Mattress Industry

How Casper and Eve Are Driving Innovation in the Mattress Industry

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How Casper and Eve Are Driving Innovation in the Mattress Industry

Startups Casper and Eve have revolutionized the experience of buying a mattress. We discover how the two companies have successfully disrupted the industry

Theme Parks, Telly Addicts & Tax Problems

Theme Parks, Telly Addicts & Tax Problems

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Theme Parks, Telly Addicts & Tax Problems

What are the secrets of Disney's success? What is it that makes Channel 4's Gogglebox so special? Who does Amazon owe €250m in unpaid tax?

The Business Case for Flexible Working

The Business Case for Flexible Working

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The Business Case for Flexible Working

Many employers are wary of flexible working, but it presents far more opportunities than threats. So, why and how should you implement it in your business?

7 Simple Ways to Up Your PPC Game

7 Simple Ways to Up Your PPC Game

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7 Simple Ways to Up Your PPC Game

PPC ads not converting? Paid search not paying the bills? Check out this simple guide to maximizing the returns from your pay-per-click campaigns

Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

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Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

Building a successful business depends on embracing failure from the start, not fearing it. Here's how to create a fail-friendly culture in your company

Cybersecurity, Czech Charm & Commuter Congestion

Cybersecurity, Czech Charm & Commuter Congestion

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Cybersecurity, Czech Charm & Commuter Congestion

Why passwords still carry their weight in importance. The magic of medieval Prague. Will facial recognition take the pain out of rush hour?

10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

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10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

Trade shows and exhibitions are still a valuable marketing channel for businesses, but how can you make them to work to your advantage?

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

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Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Looking after the health of your employees can deliver tangible benefits to your business, but what steps can you take to improve employee wellbeing?

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

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Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

As parliament takes its summer recess and attention turns to Brexit, how does one make sense of the last three months in UK politics? And what's next?

Giant Pandas, Doorbells & Dystopian Futures

Giant Pandas, Doorbells & Dystopian Futures

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Giant Pandas, Doorbells & Dystopian Futures

The two biggest reasons to visit Edinburgh this winter. Why The Handmaid's Tale cleaned up at the Emmys. How is Nest making smart homes smarter?

What Is a Sole Trader?

What Is a Sole Trader?

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What Is a Sole Trader?

Thinking of setting up as a sole trader? Find out what it means, how to register, and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of business structure

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

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

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Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

The UK government introduced shared parental leave in 2015, offering parents a more flexible childcare arrangement. But what does it all mean for employers?

Driverless Cars, Blockchain & Shapeshifting Clowns

Driverless Cars, Blockchain & Shapeshifting Clowns

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Driverless Cars, Blockchain & Shapeshifting Clowns

Discovering how driverless cars actually see. How a Finnish fintech startup is making life easier for refugees. Is It the horror movie of the year?

Debentures: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Debentures: What Are They and How Do They Work?

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Debentures: What Are They and How Do They Work?

If you're looking to apply for a business loan or overdraft, you might be asked to agree to a debenture. Here's everything you need to know about debentures

 

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