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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

‘Poor advice’ loses UK firms £6.4 billion

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Poor professional advice from third parties or consultants has resulted in one in six (16 per cent) small and micro businesses (around 320,000 enterprises) losing money, according to new research published by Direct Line for Business. Professional advisors, such as accountants and property consultants, are warned that they could be pursued for losses incurred as […]

Innovation in technology is changing the meetings market

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Historically, most technological innovations in the event industry have shared a common purpose: to offer quicker, easier and more cost effective ways of fulfilling traditional event organisational tasks, from registering delegates to distributing information. But things are changing – and fast, says Live Group’s Toby Lewis. A tide of tech innovations are actually changing the […]

Half of British workers fail to take full annual leave

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The UK’s largest job board is calling on British workers to reclaim their annual leave and increase productivity at work after research reveals over half of workers (54 per cent) forgo an average of three days leave each year. Despite a resounding 90 per cent of employees claiming a well-deserved break increases their productivity […]

6 out of 10 UK graduates ‘over-qualified’

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The UK has one of the highest percentages of graduates working in non-graduate jobs in Europe, according to a new report from the CIPD. The report, ’Over-qualification and Skills Mismatch in the Graduate Labour Market’, revealed that on the continent only Greece and Estonia have a higher percentage of graduates in roles that do not […]

Do You Speak Wine?

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I bet that most of you have never thought about the benefits of wine for your career before, have you?    Lunch and dinner meetings paired with good wine have long been a standard of executing the arts of business. We’ve all known the pressure, whether out with friends or with work colleagues. For some […]

EA sells stolen electronics for £460,000

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Federal authorities in the US have arrested an EA in Costa Mesa, California accused of stealing more than $732,000 (about £466,000) worth of Apple products from an electronics store over a period of two years. The Los Angeles Times reports that Cecilia L Litonjua-Moore, who worked at LA Computer Co in Anaheim for 10 years, […]