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Achievement unlocked: How to win at work with gamification

The term 'boss fight' may take on a whole new meaning with this approach, but here's why it works

Are you prepared to declare what you pay your employees?

From 2017, the government will require all companies employing 250 people or more to publish details of what they pay male and female employees. Legal experts at IBB Solicitors outline how businesses can prepare for the fast approaching deadline and what the consequences will be if you miss it

Seven ways to avoid burnout

For many, being a successful leader means working around the clock, and putting family life, personal health and happiness to one side. ‘It will be worth it in the end', right? Not according to Sue Coyne, a former business leader and author. Here are her top tips on staying sane and being your most productive and inspiring self by preventing burnout

Thank goodness it's Monday: three psychological hacks to boost staff morale

Here's how you can encourage your employees to love your business like their own

How much do you know about your business?

New research suggests a surprisingly high number of managers make business decisions based on assumptions

Are your employees motivated enough?

Cracking the whip to increase productivity may work for short periods of time, but it's not enough to keep productivity levels high over longer periods. Here's how to super-size staff motivation

Are you a pole-vaulter or sprinter? Unleash your inner Olympian with this infographic

Which Olympic sport mirrors your management style?

With the Olympics underway, which of these top five athletic archetypes fits you best?

The real reason women become entrepreneurs

It's exactly why anyone would want to venture into the world of self-employment: flexibility, ownership, financial security, and in some cases, there was never another option!

Five steps to better sales conversions

Convert your website visitors and window shoppers into sales

Frontline managers are an essential in companies with fewer hierarchical layers.

Is it worthwhile developing better leaders?

Fast-growing businesses must identify and develop high-potential employees at all levels for career progression– and current leaders have an important part to play

Skills and fit: Can you get the balance right?

Finding the balance between skills and fit when recruiting

Tom Marsden, CEO of Saberr, discusses the “skills versus fit” debate and advises how companies can be more diligent in the hiring process to make sure they get the balance right

Out of ideas: How do you react when inspiration runs dry?

How to grow your business if you’ve run out of ideas

Running out of ideas can seem like a dead-end: but there are ways you can work through a creative block in your business thinking, say Amasty

Corporate vision: Is everyone pulling in the right direction?

Boosting profits and staff retention through a shared corporate vision

Motivating staff and building profits are the two main pillars of any successful business: is presenting a share corporate vision the way to master both?

Leadership crisis: How can shareholders protect their interest?

Sports Direct's leadership crisis – how shareholders can protect themselves

The recent troubles at Sports Direct threw up a number of pressing questions: Here Brian Palmer looks at one, namely how can shareholders protect their interests against malpractice at the top?

Innovation: Do you know how to breed inspiration in your business?

Practical steps to incentivise and fuel innovation in your business

We all see innovation as the Holy Grail for driving a business forward: but what real world steps can be take to ensure this happens?

Purpose and values: Are you putting these at the hear of your business?

The modern rulebook: Putting purpose, vision and values at the heart of a business

A new digital openness means that businesses are more exposed than ever before: one positive this had produced is an increased focus on values and purpose, says Mel Wombwell from Grant Thornton

How can you keep your staff onboard during periods of change?

Change is necessary for all companies to grow: but how can you address understandable anxiety among staff when it happens?

Business advice: Lord Sugar is the top name in UK enterprise

Be transparent, expect transparency - Lord Sugar's advice to businesses

Renowned businessperson Lord Alan Sugar has been providing his tips for entrepreneurs, via business data site Company Check. Here, Alastair Campbell, founder of Company Check, explores what Sugar’s advice means for businesses.

Company mentoring: Is is the key to galvanising your workforce?

Why your company should develop a mentoring scheme

Some smaller companies shy away from mentoring schemes because of the investment required in both time and resources: but can that initial outlay be returned with interest if done right?

Business angel: Can a mentor give your business a lift?

Are you in need of a small business guardian angel?

Starting a business is one of the hardest things to do, especially with no experience: so can getting an experienced ally on board make the difference?

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