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9:51am Tuesday 5th November 2013
Most employers will need to recruit a new member of staff at some stage, either because an employee has left and they need to be replaced, or because they are expanding. Finding the right person can be tricky, but employers need to follow a fair selection procedure to reduce the risk of allegations of discrimination.
11:57am Tuesday 1st October 2013
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11:45am Tuesday 1st October 2013
So you're standing in a hotel with dozens of other business people racking your brain for something to say to get started. Sound familiar? Not many people find networking easy, and talking about your business in those situations can be terrifying. But it doesn't have to be. Preparing your “elevator pitch” well can make a huge difference for both face-to-face and social networking, but your pitch must be clear.
11:32am Tuesday 3rd September 2013
York business has a strong track record of giving back to the community, and now a new generation of entrepreneurs is taking Joseph Rowntree's philosophy of philanthropy, and creating strong and successful businesses founded on the concept of “giving something back”.
11:31am Tuesday 3rd September 2013
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12:09pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Summer’s finally here, and the streets of York are starting to buzz with visitors and residents alike, soon to be joined by the many thousands of families from all over the UK taking advantage of the visitor attractions, events and festivals that are happening in the city over the summer to keep the family entertained through the school holidays.
11:54am Tuesday 4th June 2013
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12:06pm Tuesday 4th June 2013
Most employers will be aware that it is a legal requirement to give all employees a written statement of particulars of employment, but also having a staff handbook gives you an opportunity to set out in detail what you expect from your staff.
11:31am Tuesday 14th May 2013
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10:03am Tuesday 9th April 2013
So – spring is here. Hard to believe, I know, with footage in recent weeks of ten-foot snow drifts and reports of the coldest March on record since 1975, but it’s great to see that the tourism industry hasn’t let a few snowflakes prevent a “full steam ahead” march into exciting programmes of spring and summer events.
12:39pm Tuesday 5th March 2013
The Business School team was out in force at Venturefest last week (with the exception of me, due to illness). I hear it was another fantastic celebration of science, technology and creative enterprise, and I was sorry to miss it.
12:35pm Tuesday 5th March 2013
The use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and blogs is growing every day and, with many people accessing social media at work, it is hardly surprising that Facebook has been described as an “HR accident waiting to happen”.
10:37am Tuesday 5th February 2013
10:14am Tuesday 5th February 2013
I always read the Times Higher Education with great interest and was particularly drawn to a recent report on its investigation into UK universities increasingly pushing for academic staff to hold PhDs.
11:06am Tuesday 8th January 2013
10:49am Tuesday 4th December 2012
10:48am Tuesday 4th December 2012
Some employers are reluctant to address problems with employees and put up with unacceptable conduct or substandard performance, sometimes for many years, until the employee resigns and solves the problem by default.
11:01am Tuesday 6th November 2012
November is shaping up to be a memorable month for the city. Not only did the York 800 celebrations continue in style with three major bonfire and fireworks events this year, but we’ll be welcoming some high-profile guests to our graduation ceremonies at York St John and York Business Week returns for its third year on November 12 with a fantastic programme of events for businesses large and small.
9:52am Tuesday 6th November 2012
Last month, Gill Wilkinson explained when the the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) apply. Gill highlights a few mistakes for employers to avoid in a TUPE situation
10:18am Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Despite recent calls to end the ‘everyone’s a winner’ culture in academia, this month I find myself embracing it – or at the very least wishing I could apply the ‘gold, silver and bronze’ mentality we have all become so familiar with this summer.
11:49am Tuesday 4th September 2012
11:20am Tuesday 7th August 2012
There’s no doubt that the York 800 celebrations are doing much to put the city on the tourist map this summer, and I’m hoping that at least part of the summer holiday will see sufficient sunshine to enable York’s outdoor visitor attractions to experience the increased visitor numbers that many of our indoor attractions are currently enjoying.
2:43pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012
10:48am Tuesday 12th June 2012
Preparing to shoot a video this month that will illustrate some of the ways in which businesses can work with us here at the Business School has focused my mind firmly on the topic of business-university collaboration.
9:46am Tuesday 1st May 2012
With reports of a £9.6 billion contraction in business lending in 2011, and missed lending quotas, banks remain under fire for not giving businesses the support they need to survive the economic downturn.
12:06pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Last month George Osborne delivered a Budget that he said, “unashamedly backs business”. From the conversations I’ve had with businesses here in York, the feeling on the ground is very much “let’s see”.
10:27am Tuesday 6th March 2012
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10:21am Tuesday 10th January 2012
IT is two months since the closure of the majority of Business Link services and it is extremely encouraging to see the initiatives that are now under way to provide a new kind of support to entrepreneurs.
1:45pm Tuesday 6th December 2011
We can take so much from the life of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. Ever since his rise to prominence for leading the team that brought us the breakthrough in home computing in 1984, the Macintosh computer, Mr Jobs demonstrated that he had the vision and ambition to enrich our lives using the power of digital technologies.
1:38pm Tuesday 6th December 2011
10:45am Tuesday 1st November 2011
When you’re busy tackling the day-to-day workload with your head down, it is not easy to get a complete picture of how much fantastic work is going on in and around York to keep existing businesses growing and get start-ups off the ground.
10:43am Tuesday 1st November 2011
With Facebook and Twitter increasingly ingrained into our everyday way of life, two recent cases highlight the need for employers to review their internet and email policies, and put in place a “social media” policy.
10:13am Tuesday 4th October 2011
9:36am Tuesday 4th October 2011
This time of the year is tremendously exciting for those entering higher education for the first time. Many first-year students will already have ambitions to enter careers in the business world upon graduation three years from now. Employability is key to realising these ambitions.
11:18am Tuesday 6th September 2011
11:12am Tuesday 6th September 2011
The world news isn't giving business owners much to be cheerful about this month, but I was both heartened and extremely impressed when I visited one of York’s largest family-owned businesses recently to see a firm that has weathered the storm - despite relying on the construction sector for a significant proportion of its business - and is actively investing to ensure future growth and retain its position at the forefront of its market.
10:40am Tuesday 6th September 2011
In 25 days a new piece of legislation will come into force that will impact all organisations that use agency workers. This is the single biggest piece of legislation to hit the temporary labour market and the businesses that use it.
10:52am Tuesday 2nd August 2011