Putting a Freeze on Recruitment in Uncertain Times - Knee-jerk ...

The first thing many companies do in times of uncertainty is to put a hold or freeze on recruitment, however before you publicly announce a recruitment hiatus, consider the impact it might have on you...

What is Brand Equity and Why It Matters?

What is a brand? It’s a simple enough question, but now and then we meet someone who has to ask it; someone who isn’t sure if their business has a brand, or whether it should have one at all. Just as ...

Transforming Stress – From Cost to Competitive Advantage

  Almost 8 out of 10 people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. The cost of this for employers is around US$300bn every year in stress related health care and absences. Stress-rel...

5 Tips to Getting Your Recruitment Right with Unemployment on the Rise

Business, HR, Recruitment, Strategy - 6/17/2016

It’s all over the national press: unemployment is at its lowest since 2005 according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That means 55,000 more people in work in the last three months, meanin...

How Virtual Reality is already transforming your competitors marketing

Technology, Marketing, Strategy - 6/10/2016

Facebook surprised the world in July 2014 by paying $2 billion for Oculus, a start-up that has taken virtual reality from a futuristic dream to a practical technology. The move was a shrewd one; Faceb...

Cash and Funding; the oil in your growth engine

Whatever your business, whether it’s commercial or a charity or not-for-profit, if you grow significantly there will be major implications on how you fund the growth and manage the cash. VIstage Speak...

How to Overcome the 5 Key Challenges of Scaling Your Business

The Scale-Up Institute figures quoted in a recent Vistage whitepaper report show that fewer than 4% of all UK start-ups have 10 or more employees 10 years into their lives, this demonstrates that the ...

Finding Your Purpose

As a business professor, students often ask me where they should take their careers in order to have the most impact. They are expecting a straightforward answer: that they should work in finance in a...

Customers – Can They Have It All?

Business, Marketing, Strategy - 5/6/2016

I really like podcasts and one of my favourites is BBC Radio 4’s The Bottom Line. I was recently listening to one of the episodes on customer service, Evan Davis was talking to some European heavy hit...

There Should Be No Such Thing As 'Word Of Mouth' For CEOs

I recently saw an article by Fiona Smith on '6 ways to boost your word-of-mouth'. The title in itself grabbed me – why? Because when we ask business leaders the key question ‘How do your customers fin...