The Roles of a Mentor

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In 2004, David Clutterbuck, co-founder and lifetime ambassador of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, coined a useful acronym for what mentors do: Manage the relationship Encourage Nurture Teach Offer mutual respect Respond to the learner’s needs At first, the mentor is likely to take responsibility for developing the relationship, …

How old is mentoring?

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How old is mentoring? When and where did it all start? According to the Greek Odyssey, a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus. This original ‘Mentor’ was appointed by Odysseus to act as tutor and guide to his son Telemachus while Odysseus was fighting in Troy. …

Do recruiters have sufficient cashflow?

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Bibby Financial Services asks: Do recruiters have sufficient cashflow to cope with increasing client demand for candidates? The UK has long suffered from skills shortages, particularly in key sectors such as construction and manufacturing. But many believe that the UK’s divorce from the EU will compound the issue, derailing the …

The Key Aspects of Mentoring

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Although it is considered possible for a line manager to also be a mentor to the people that he or she manages unlike a line management relationship such as this, mentoring relationships tend to be voluntary on both sides, and often with a third party. Unlike a typical coaching relationship, …

Helpful webinars from HMRC

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HMRC is providing some helpful seminars covering areas such as claiming the right expenses, budgeting and self-employed National Insurance contributions. Delegates can ask questions using the on-screen text box during all of our live webinars. If you haven’t joined a webinar before? This guide will tell you what you need to …

What is a Kanban Board?

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What is a Kanban Board? A Kanban board is a workflow visualization tool that helps you optimize your processes and track the progress of each task, no matter how complex they are. Simple Kanban boards consist of three columns labeled To Do, In Progress, and Done. Each column represents a different stage in …

The rise of the Olderpreneurs

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Research has revealed that far from taking it easy in the run-up to retirement, more baby boomers are launching new enterprises than they did a decade ago. Having looked at the demographics of a million plus business banking customers…

Great feedback from our August business breakfast

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Thanks for all the positive feedback and testimonials from members and guests of our meeting on 16th. 25 of us enjoyed breakfast, banter, introductions and an interactive talk by this months guest speaker. Many thanks to Jon Yates for his engaging presentation on Dorset Community Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy. Links …

Paying mileage allowance to contractors

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Did you know that if you trade through a limited company, then you can pay yourself or your employees a mileage allowance for business journeys made in their own vehicle car using HMRC’s approved rates. If you use these rates then any mileage allowance payments made will be tax and NIC free for the employee and your company can claim a tax deduction. HOWEVER…

Be safe, be on top of Product Recalls

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Faulty products can put your health, safety and even your life at risk, but keeping up with product recalls usually entails continuously looking out for an easily missed announcement in the press, online, etc.  Product Recall is a new Government website that brings together new and past announcements about various product recalls….

Start your day with a shimmy

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Another great morning with our partners, members and friends at The Boardroom Network’s BBQ breakfast at the Italian Villa. Andy Edwards was being his usual introvert self demonstrating the burlesque method to start the day. You can read the whole story on this page.

Upping your spend on IT security?

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Following the spate of cyber attack on the NHS and UK businesses, there may be pressure on you to spend more on data protection and security. In reality, do you need to? Login to our members’ intranet to read this case study and the solution to the issue.

How to create “customers for life”

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We’ve just added a new guide to the library our member’s intranet on the various techniques and marketing strategies on how to attract and keep customers for life. The book looks at how successful companies give themselves a successful competitive advantage in the following ways:

Salary Sacrifice: New Guidance

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HMRC has clarified the transitional rules for salary sacrifice arrangements, which are less generous than they first seemed. Recap on the transitional rules Look out for the trap Variations Payroll implications Premium & Pro members: Login to your members intranet for the full rundown, comments and links to specialist guidance.