Vistage UK Blog

How Well Does Your Company Adapt to Changes in Your Marketplace?

Posted by Geoff Lawrence

29-May-2015 15:07:00


Changes in all markets can come on rapidly and may sometimes feel like a lot to take on, raining down attacks on your business. It’s often the case that great businesses get left behind because they won’t adapt – it’s not that they can’t, it’s that they won’t and don’t.

A change in the business model can take many forms of course; what you charge for, how you charge, how you go to market, how you reinvent your supply chain, how you organise assets and how you configure new value.

Technological and economical advances help to drive new business models. The question is, how is your company doing when it comes to embracing the changes?

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The 6 Mega Trends Shaping The Future Of Your Workforce

Posted by Lee Bradshaw

22-May-2015 14:47:00

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There are significant changes ahead that will redefine the way that many of us do business, if we can keep abreast with these shifts then we can really take advantages of the opportunities that will arise.

We will shortly be entering a time when for many people there will be 4 generations in the home, this will have a dramatic impact on both our lives and our businesses. In addition, technology continues to transform so much about our lives, including the physical places we do business and the ways in which we communicate with colleagues and clients.

Businesses are only just adjusting their models to reflect the new economy and are engaged in a constant war for talent which will increase as employees take control of their working status, eager for training opportunities and flexible hours. Have you considered what this could mean for your business?

What will the global workforce look like in 2020?

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Topics: Business, Technology, Recruitment, Change Management

10 Top Tips For Checking Out Your Future Employees

Posted by Ken Allison

20-May-2015 15:30:00

10 Top Tips For Checking Out Your Future Employees

The consequences of a mistake for your business may not be life threatening, but recruiting the right people is expensive and high risk, so getting it right can make the difference between a successful or unsuccessful organisation.

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Topics: Business, HR, Recruitment

Economic Update: Post Election Continuity and Stability

Posted by Roger Martin-Fagg

15-May-2015 14:30:00


37% of those who voted, voted for a smaller share of Government in GDP, they voted for income generation over income redistribution, they voted for continuity and stability. They gave the Conservatives 12 seat majority. 

The outlook is now strongly positive. The pause in investment spending which happened due to electoral uncertainty will end with a strong final half for this year. Wages are rising by 2.5%, earnings by 4%. Core inflation is 1.1%. GDP this year will grow by 5% nominal and 2.5% real. 

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Topics: Economy, Business

Project Management: 2 Simple Steps for the Perfect Critical Path Analysis

Posted by Chris Croft

08-May-2015 12:30:00

Project Management

You'll often hear these popular myths about Critical Path Analysis, "It's just theory, you don't need to use it real life" and "You can do it in your head".  Vistage Speaker and training expert, Chris Croft, believes the truth is that Critical Path Analysis is vital in the planning of your project. If you go straight to a Gantt chart it'll be much harder to draw, take ages, and be wrong. If you draw out the critical path first, probably using post its, you will then find it easy to make that into your Gantt chart, so putting in this extra stage actually makes the whole thing much easier and quicker.

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Topics: time management