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Building your business case for a highly productive culture

By Fiona Anderson | CIPD

This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2019 Growth Through People campaign. Growth Through People is the Chamber’s annual campaign aiming to help local firms boost productivity and grow through improved leadership and people management skills. In 2019 this involves 15 free events, workshops and training sessions taking place between 25th February and 26th March, along with thought leadership videos and blog content such as this. Thanks to our Sponsors – the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Curium Solutions and CIPD - all events are free to attend. Interested readers can find out more here. Increasing employee engagement, productivity...

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The golden egg of resilience

By Cathy Connan | Cathy Connan

This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2019 Growth Through People campaign. Growth Through People is the Chamber’s annual campaign aiming to help local firms boost productivity and grow through improved leadership and people management skills. In 2019 this involves 15 free events, workshops and training sessions taking place between 25th February and 26th March, along with thought leadership videos and blog content such as this. Thanks to our Sponsors – the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Curium Solutions and CIPD - all events are free to attend. Interested readers can find out more here. Imagine you’re walking along the...

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Diversity in Leadership: Spotlight on leaders

By Salma Zulfiqar | Salma Zulfiqar

This blog is part of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce’s (ABCC) Diversity in Leadership campaign. The Diversity in Leadership campaign works with some of the regions’ biggest employers in order to boost the numbers of women and those from black and minority ethnic (BAME), lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and disability groups being represented on boards of directors and in leadership roles. Click here to find out more about the campaign. I was brought up in Small Heath, Birmingham and come from a working class Pakistani migrant background - opportunities were far and few between when I was growing up, writes Salma Zulfiqar. But I knew from a young age that I wanted to make...

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Employee wellbeing: Communication is key

By Amy Shaw | UK Power Reserve

This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2019 Growth Through People campaign. Growth Through People is the Chamber’s annual campaign aiming to help local firms boost productivity and grow through improved leadership and people management skills. In 2019 this involves 15 free events, workshops and training sessions taking place between 25 February and 26 March, along with thought leadership videos and blog content such as this. Thanks to our Sponsors – the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Curium Solutions and CIPD - all events are free to attend. Interested readers can find out more here. UK Power Reserve, part of the Sembcorp...

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Improving wellness in the workplace - what and why

By Dianne Hughes | Chartered FCIPD

  This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2019 Growth Through People campaign. Growth Through People is the Chamber’s annual campaign aiming to help local firms boost productivity and grow through improved leadership and people management skills. In 2019 this involves 15 free events, workshops and training sessions taking place between 25 February and 26 March, along with thought leadership videos and blog content such as this. Thanks to our Sponsors – the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Curium Solutions and CIPD - all events are free to attend. Interested readers can find out more here. You may have noticed the growing importance...

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Diversity in Leadership: Spotlight on female leaders

By Nargis Bostan | Sandwell College

This blog is part of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce’s (ABCC) Diversity in Leadership campaign. The Diversity in Leadership campaign works with some of the regions’ biggest employers in order to boost the numbers of women and those from black and minority ethnic (BAME), lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and disability groups being represented on boards of directors and in leadership roles. Click here to find out more about the campaign.  I had always dreamed of being a teacher, writes Nargis Bostan assistant director at Sandwell College.  I married young and then having my son just a year later I supposed that my dream of teaching would remain just that; a dream. I remember...

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Success should not be left to chance

By Paul A Freeman | Speedchange Performance Coaching

This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2019 Growth Through People campaign. Growth Through People is the Chamber’s annual campaign aiming to help local firms boost productivity and grow through improved leadership and people management skills. In 2019 this involves 15 free events, workshops and training sessions taking place between 25th February and 26th March, along with thought leadership videos and blog content such as this. Thanks to our Sponsors – the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Curium Solutions and CIPD - all events are free to attend. Interested readers can find out more here. Catherine handed in her notice. ...

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Unlocking potential – where people can be the best they can be at work

By Fiona Anderson | CIPD

This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2019 Growth Through People campaign. Growth Through People is the Chamber’s annual campaign aiming to help local firms boost productivity and grow through improved leadership and people management skills. In 2019 this involves 15 free events, workshops and training sessions taking place between 25th February and 26th March, along with thought leadership videos and blog content such as this. Thanks to our Sponsors – the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Curium Solutions and CIPD - all events are free to attend. Interested readers can find out more here. How you and your business can benefit...

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How to find hidden cash in your company - part two

By Dawn Fox-Banks | Your Right Hand Finance Team

In our first article on helping you to find hidden cash in your company we discussed that during periods of business growth it can be easy to lose sight of managing money. When you fail to manage and maximise your cash effectively it’s almost considered as stealing from yourself! Our first tip to find hidden cash was to focus on customers who owe you money and how to setup a discipline around collecting money. Now for our second insight on maximising your money and generating more cash in your business. Stock control - have you got money tied up in unsold goods? If you are retailing something, either a consumer product, or a B2B product, you may have stocks lying around in a warehouse that...

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Unconscious biases - a barrier to unlocking potential in the workplace

By Paula Whelan | RightTrack

This blog post has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2019 Growth Through People campaign. Growth Through People is the Chamber’s annual campaign aiming to help local firms boost productivity and grow through improved leadership and people management skills. In 2019 this involves 15 free events, workshops and training sessions taking place between 25th February and 26th March, along with thought leadership videos and blog content such as this. Thanks to our Sponsors – the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Curium Solutions and CIPD - all events are free to attend. Interested readers can find out more here. Unconscious Bias is an automatic...

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