Newsletter: September 2014
Autumn’s here, the kids are finally back at school and the trees are beginning to change to their beautiful autumn colours. This month we’ve got some advice on giving the best first impression to your customers by improving the way your invoices look. We’ve also got some handy tips on how personality profiling can add value to a number of areas of your business including recruitment and team building.
Zero Hour Contracts
On the 25th August 2014 the Government launched a consultation aimed at identifying and closing any loopholes regarding exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. These clauses effectively ban people on such contracts from taking jobs elsewhere, even if offered no hours by their employers. Read the full article here.
Unlimited Holiday Allowance?
Virgin staff will be allowed to take as much holiday as they want, when they want, Sir Richard Branson announces. Many managers can no longer track how many hours their employees spend on their job and this undermines the old fashioned system of tracking holiday time. He said the focus should be on how much people get done rather than how much time they spend on it. Read the full article here.
We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be able to provide a personality profile assessment service to our customers using the DISC Model .There are a variety of different ways this can add value to your business including use within Leadership Development, Team Building and the Hiring process. If you are interested in finding out more about the service please get in touch.
The moment that made me as a small business owner…
Sometimes you only learn what you’re made of during your business’ toughest moments. Read the stories of three entrepreneurs who dug deep and turned a potential disaster into a moment that made them – and their business. Read more.
Make a Good First Impression
One of the first things a new customer may receive from you is an invoice, and first impressions count. So how can you improve the look of your invoice? Company Logo, personalise and promote your brand. Contact details, make it easier for your customers to contact you. Payment Terms, State payment terms and account details to encourage faster payments. Website address, promote yourself and help future sales.
Attention Franchisee Customers!
Exciting News… the Franchisee 1 day H&S/Induction Training is now up and running. By your staff attending this course you will have the assurance that you are compliant with your Franchisee agreement around Health & Safety and insurance – so don’t delay.