Career advice and inspiration
  • Mar
    20

    Preparing leaders for new world of work

    Today’s business leaders are seemingly battling with multiple decisions all at the same time. Leaders are managing ‘Generation Y’ as they enter the workforce, digital technologies requiring a business to be working 24/7, as well as trying to comprehend macro-economic conditions, to name but a few. This altering world means leaders need to be prepared [...]
  • Oct
    24

    The modern-day leader

    Any leader of an organisation has to command with confidence and assertiveness. To pursue a company’s vision, mission and values. The most successful leaders become synonymous with their brand. Richard Branson is a fantastic example of a charismatic leader who fills his staff with the belief needed to fulfill the ambitions of the Virgin empire. [...]
  • Mar
    01

    Artificial Intelligence for everyone?

    We have entered a new era of ‘Big Data’ where digital information is being created at an unprecedented rate. All this data presents a unique opportunity to better understand what consumers want. But how to understand it all? In this week’s briefing we hear from industry experts on a new wave of business intelligence including: [...]
  • Feb
    23

    The right business at the right price

    The market for buying and selling businesses has inevitably slowed under global economic constraints. However, many believe the market for deals is coming back and those businesses that worked hard in the downturn will reap the rewards now. Understanding what buyers of businesses want is integral in order to have a smooth, uneventful sale. This [...]
  • Feb
    15

    How to be successful in a crowded marketplace?

    With a saturation of brands offering almost exactly same service, how do you become the brand that customers develop an emotional connection with? Hear from some top marketing experts and entrepreneurs on what makes a great brand. Including: Kevin Roberts, Chief Executive Officer Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, on creating an emotional response in consumers. [...]
  • Feb
    02

    Facebook vs. Google+ – The Battle for the Billions

    With the IPO of Facebook possibly today and Google combining the social world (Google+) with Search (Search+), the online giants are positioning themselves for an almighty battle. There is only one winner on the web and we are all about to watch who that will be. But what does it all mean for you? In [...]
  • Jan
    17

    Common sense needed for hiring success

    In this week’s briefing we hear from some key experts about the importance of the workforce, and the importance of getting the right candidate the first time. With a motivated and dedicated workforce a company can have unrivalled success. We also hear about why, as a business owner, you must understand the nature of employment [...]
  • Dec
    13

    Employing now for a certain future

    Accepting the fact that ‘uncertainty is certain’ is a truth that is seen in today’s market. Understanding how you can mitigate this uncertainty can be done by employing the right people. Companies are now making the changes to their staff that will mean improved efficiencies and a sought after personalised service for customers. In this [...]
  • Nov
    22

    Where are the skill gaps?

    As the market comes tentatively out of recession there are some deep-lying skill gaps that hoteliers have to fill. In this week’s briefing we hear from key experts on the market for employ-ability within the hospitality sector. There is now a real opportunity for both individuals and employers to be part of, and create, a [...]
  • Oct
    25

    Critical Success Factors: People or Technology?

    There is no denying that technology is a huge contributing factor to any successful hotel operation, however is it the most significant? In this weeks briefing we hear from leading experts, in the field of hospitality, discussing the importance of hotel staff and managers. Experts this week include Guy Lean of Hospitality People Group, Thomas [...]