So said a senior executive to me at a former employer of mine. I took it as a challenge: he’d laid down the gauntlet, I wanted to be able to define it.
Because I’d been brought in to the business in a newly formed Head of Talent role. It was my job to devise…Continue
Added by Carolyn Cresswell on September 9, 2020 at 10:25 — No Comments
During the lock down I have been looking at companies that have succeeded. In this new reality companies that have embraced digital have been really successful – those that have not embraced online are suffering.
It got me thinking – how many companies aren’t online? How many are on-line but with a poor website – or not accepting payments. Or accepting them in a bad way.
It surprised me. Less than two thirds of UK small business have a website.…Continue
Added by Paul Squires on September 3, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments
At the beginning of the virus lockdown, Sutton CAB had a problem of how to keep their contact centre up and running.
CEO Steve Triner asked the contact centre staff if they would be prepared to work from home taking calls on their mobile phones. Most of the contact centre…Continue
Added by Simon Davison on August 28, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments
IS YOUR PROFILE ‘FROZEN IN TIME’?
When did you last update your LinkedIn Profile? (Please don’t say ‘ages ago’ – or ‘no idea’!)
A LINKED IN PROFILE IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS...
It’s for LIFE! Your Profile - ‘the website of…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on August 26, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments
HATS OFF TO LINKEDIN...
...for the NEW ‘Name Pronunciation’ feature – BUT it may clash with another NEW feature (for the solution, read on)...
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME...
...would smell as sweet (Romeo & Juliet Act II Scene 2) but getting somebody's name wrong rarely smells…
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on August 14, 2020 at 19:00 — No Comments
Working with one of my clients recently, it became clear to me how confusing it is to get your head around these products, what they do and what you should use for what. Cue great blog post idea!
In my latest blog, I have explained what…Continue
Added by Tracy Hampton on August 10, 2020 at 19:51 — No Comments
In 2020 https://cressive.com/ and I are aiming to launch Guildford SEO.
It's a non-profit network / meetup of digital marketers in the Sussex / Surrey / Hampshire / London areas, with…Continue
Added by C Byrne on June 3, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments
Calling all small businesses....
Do you want to know more about Search Engine Optimisation? What it is and how you can make it work for your business?
In my latest eBook, I share my SEO Top Tips on how to get you found online! Sign up via the link below and you will automatically receive a copy.Continue
Added by Tracy Hampton on May 22, 2020 at 10:59 — No Comments
Omni Local's John Gower has created this helpful Guide to using the Zoom virtual meeting platform, and asked me to share it with you... enjoy!
Please CLICK HERE to download it…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 9, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments
"In the coming days, we will make 16 LinkedIn Learning courses available for free including tips on how to: stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools (Microsoft Teams, Skype, BlueJeans, Cisco Webex and Zoom), and…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 4, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments
The world’s business community is currently reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic in various, different ways. One of those is that all but essential commercial and military aircraft are being grounded for the foreseeable future with wide and varied consequences.
This is not the first time this has happened. On September 11th 2001, there…Continue
Added by Ella Doherty on March 30, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments
For over 10 years Networking in Surrey (NiS) has provided a free resource helping local business people to optimise their networking activities.
We now have more than 2,300 Members, and listed over 100 face-to-face meetings around the county each month - until now!
Now meetings are moving…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on March 23, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on March 6, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments
If you aren’t part of a company where you all work remotely, chances are you occasionally work from home, or while you’re offsite with customers.
Between 2012 and 2016, flexi-time has risen by 12.35 per cent; and data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the number of UK workers who have moved into remote-working has increased by nearly a quarter of a million over a decade.
Currently, over 4 million people in the UK work remotely, according to TUC, that…
It’s crucial to have a skilled Office 365 administrator, even in small businesses, who can manage staff members licence and configure security options correctly, so your business is GDPR compliant. Unless you have in-house staff with proper training, it’s worth considering outsourcing this management task.
Included in Office 365 is a…Continue
Added by Katie Williams on February 17, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments
We all want our children to feel good about themselves. Right?
Constantly spinning lots of plates, means exhausted mums are sometimes impatient.
However, when they slow down and stop moving so fast, they let the moments last and increase their patience.
When they are patient they model good listening, empathy and compassion.
And are more present with their kids.
Who then feel valued, seen, and…Continue
Added by Jane Tyson on November 9, 2019 at 20:00 — No Comments
The average business electricity bill has increased from £590.15 to £755.80 since Jan 2016 and looks set to continue increasing. This is driven by more expensive fuel, increased distribution costs and rising green taxes.
Data sources: Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. RPI…Continue
Added by Dan Welch on October 28, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments
“…I was ghosted this morning…”
Admittedly these were not the words I expected when I met with a friend for a beer and asked how he was doing. He works for a recruitment agency in Guildford and at that moment he was licking his wounds and in need of liquid therapy. I may not have been expecting his words, but likewise, they didn’t…Continue
Added by Simon Royston on September 24, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments
Today I attended my first networking (Fabulous Women's group in Weybridge) to be honest I didn't know what to expect or how i would fit in?
But I really enjoyed my time there and all the people who attended are lovely. I am not a great speaker when standing up in front of people, but I did OK (got a little tongue tied) but I didn't feel awkward.…Continue
Added by Jordan Thompson on September 13, 2019 at 20:00 — No Comments
Is Your Business Making Smart Decisions?…Continue
Added by Ian Corner on July 19, 2019 at 14:36 — No Comments