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National Living Wage Vs Real Living Wage – what’s the difference?

The ‘Living Wage’ can be a source of confusion for businesses. What started life as a campaign to increase living standards for Britain’s lowest paid workers is now a legal obligation for employers...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.07.19
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Financial support for apprenticeships: Ian Mean interviews The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP

Further education colleges in the South West are up in arms over what they see as a stifling of financial support from the government. They claim this has led to many of them being unable to support...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.07.19
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Business West training programme opening up career pathways in international trade to students

Business West’s award winning International Trade Centre is responsible for assisting over £700m worth of UK exports annually. With unparalleled expertise and a track record of facilitating and...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 19.06.19
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6 HR trends that are on the rise

The rate of change in human resources is rapidly accelerating. HR departments are continuously experimenting and implementing new HR techniques and strategies for recruitment, training, and...
Jasika Adams
Jasika Adams
Posted on: 19.06.19
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How to grow your employee engagement using interactive technology

Improving employee engagement levels is essential for any organisation. Lack of engagement kills productivity, increases labour turnover and has a negative effect on every aspect of office life...
Natalie Harris-Briggs
Natalie Harris-Briggs
Avocor
Posted on: 17.06.19
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Q&A with Jaya Chakrabarti MBE - CEO of Semantrica Ltd and TISCreport.org

Jaya Chakrabarti, MBE is an amazing woman who is talking in Bath as part of the 'Phenomenal Women' series - supported by Business West on June 12 at The Gainsborough Bath Spa . Vice president of the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.06.19
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Government needs to rethink apprenticeship levy

Gloucestershire has a proud record of encouraging apprenticeships. South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) - have been superb at developing these apprenticeships. But I have to say that...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.05.19
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5 steps to mental wellbeing

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week – the UK’s national campaign to raise understanding of mental health problems.
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 17.05.19
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Helping Bristol’s ex-offenders back into employment

Chief Constable Andy Marsh, Nathan Peacey, Partner at Foot Anstey and James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & West of England Initiative gathered 100 business leaders at...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 17.05.19
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