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How to boost employee performance this Small Business Advice Week

Today marks the start of Small Business Advice Week (5-9 September 2016), an annual awareness campaign which seeks to to help the country’s 4.5 million SMEs thrive in tough times, with advice from leading experts and businesses across Britain. The research group within Advanced ...

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New study reveals requirements when procuring security

At a time when businesses are increasingly alert to security threats, outsourcing is the most popular option according to independent research conducted on behalf of facility services specialists, Grosvenor Services. Key findings from the study revealed that 80 per cent of ...

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‘Spiderman’ gene discovery could enhance pest control service

Pest control may undergo major innovation following the discovery of the gene responsible for giving insects their waterproof coating, which protects them from microbes and environmental stress. The international research team, led by Joanne Yew from the University of Hawai’i, ...

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New trial to reveal the extent to which workplace professionals can boost brainpower

A groundbreaking trial has been launched in the UK to improve and transform the workplace through further understanding the factors that impact cognitive performance. Workplace change management consultancy, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) and research partner, cognitive assessment and training company, ...

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Interserve launches science-based workplace research

Interserve in partnership with workplace change experts, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), has launched a new research project to explore the science behind creating more effective workplaces. Titled Workplace experiences: the science series, the project will review academic research into how the consumer ...

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Businesses need to do more to raise the profile of apprenticeships

New research published by Interserve has revealed there is a significant lack of awareness regarding apprenticeships, which still lag behind academic-based career paths. The report ‘The Interserve Society Report: Apprenticeships: the path to success?’ investigated the current perceptions of apprenticeships amongst three key groups – young ...

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The secret to unharnessing workplace productivity

Employees who embrace activity-based working report significantly higher levels of workplace productivity (66 per cent) and pride (82 per cent), according to research released by Leesman. The study of over 70,000 employees, conducted in partnership with IFMA Sweden and financially supported by Tenant ...

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Community groups call for shake-up of business support

Businesses looking to support local charities and community groups must see past simple cash donations or unskilled volunteering to forge relationships which create a “Partnership of Equals” according to new research launched by support services group Carillion. Four out of five charity ...

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Boosting British brainpower to close in on the productivity gap

Towards the close of the 2015/16 financial year, The Guardian reported that the UK productivity gap had widened to the worst level since records began. As per recent ONS statistics, British worker productivity levels are markedly lower that the G7 ...

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ISS backs VETS programme

The MoD, Career Transition Partnership (CTP), a coalition of willing companies and leading military charities have launched the Veterans Employment Transition Support Programme, known as VETS, a pilot partnership working within the existing landscape of employment transition support available to veterans. ...

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