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Powering the nuclear sector - the brains behind the billions

If you'll pardon the most obvious pun in the book - the nuclear industry is about to boom. 50,000 person-years of employment will be required across the manufacturing, construction and operation...
Jessica Vallentine
Jessica Vallentine
Business West Ltd
Posted on: 22.02.16
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Mental health problems - supporting employees through 'reasonable' adjustments

Employees are protected from discrimination in the workplace due to mental (or physical) illness. As part of this protection, employers are obliged to make adjustments to employees' jobs or working...
Phil Kirk
Phil Kirk
Health Management Ltd
Posted on: 13.08.15
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3 Steps to Successful Recruitment

Recruitment is the ever-evolving discipline. It's not enough to pop an ad in the local paper or Tweet a lacklustre notice. And SMEs, like most modern day employers, are up against it. Whether you're...
Mark Bevans
Mark Bevans
We Love 9am
Posted on: 20.05.15
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8 key things every small business needs to know about employing people

Whether your business is growing and you need advice on hiring new staff, or you want tips on ensuring the right talent sticks with your company, HR expert Ruth Cornish sums up the 8 things you need...
Ruth Cornish
Ruth Cornish
Amelore Ltd
Posted on: 27.04.15
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Recruitment and SMEs - The Who, Where and How

As a SME, how can you approach recruitment and find that magic? Where do you look, how do you create an experience and what does it take to keep your employees happy? Instead of delving into tools...
Mark Bevans
Mark Bevans
We Love 9am
Posted on: 17.03.15
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What does a good leader look like?

What does a good leader or manager look like? Can you think of a particularly good manager that you've worked with? Someone who has inspired and encouraged you, coached and motivated you, and...
Ross Jones
Ross Jones
Business West
Posted on: 05.03.15
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5 steps to ensure your business has the skills it needs now and in the future

Businesses in our region face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and innovation. How can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be...
Adam Powell
Adam Powell
West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Posted on: 13.02.15
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Why business needs to face up to an ageing society

We're all living longer. And while that might raise challenges around funding care and retirement for society, it also presents major opportunities for business.
Robert Durie
Robert Durie
Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Posted on: 20.01.15
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What's the difference between a shopping trolley and a chairman?

Business West Chairman Stephen Robertson explores the key facets and aptitudes that will ensure a Chairman's role is effective in contributing to an organisation's continued growth and success.
Stephen  Robertson
Stephen Robertson
West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Posted on: 18.11.14
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