Click play to listen to the audio version of this blog. I don’t know about you but this year seems to have been busier than ever. No matter who I speak to, they are up against it and could do with extra hours in their day. It’s the same for me at ISV Software; we
As a small business owner, you are undoubtedly always looking for ways to stand out and build business. It’s what you have to do. However, one thing that has been really bothering me lately is the sheer number of people and companies who do the very minimum to get by… and yet still expect amazing
How do you find being a manager, business owner or entrepreneur? Is every day rosy, full of positives and great results where you find yourself punching the air in celebration? Perhaps not.
As I wrote this, the England Rugby team had already won this year’s 6 Nations Championship with a game in hand. They were poised for a Grand Slam (where they win all five games in the tournament) at the coming weekend if they could overcome France at home. It’s no mean feat and would be
How much is in your head right now? If you’re running a business, a team of people and juggling clients and suppliers, it’s bound to be whirring away. You’re probably thinking of the conversation you need to have later, the email that has just pinged into your inbox, that voicemail you haven’t replied to and
This month, I have the pleasure of attending an event called ‘How To Be The Number 1 Recruiter To Work For.’ It’s an annual conference and always a popular event – and why wouldn’t it be when the title promises so much! Who could resist?
I am lucky enough to have written for the Green Umbrella blog several times. In previous posts I have focused on recruitment; covering topics such as how to avoid common mistakes when interviewing and generally looking at how to get the best people into your business and retain their talent.
How do you know when you’ve found ‘The One’? It can be difficult; a long, arduous process and an emotional roller coaster but until you jump right in, you don’t know for sure, how it will pan out. I’m talking about hiring a new team member here rather than finding a significant other. Or maybe
Hiring a new team member is a big deal. Recruiting is always a big deal; there is pressure to find the right ‘fit’, someone who will work with your company culture, be productive and contribute to your business. But recruitment is perhaps an even bigger deal in an SME. If you are the business owner,
Apprenticeships are only for big businesses right? The reserve of companies that have graduate schemes and 1000’s of employees working away in shiny buildings. That was exactly what I thought but when the time came for ISV to recruit, I knew it was an opportunity to try something different. Given the nature of our business
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