6 Practical Steps for Getting Your Work Life Balance Right

Written by EO on Nov 28, 2016

Your work/life balance can sometimes seem elusive, and at your busiest times, a far flung fantasy.

However, like all things in life, having a clear goal and a plan of how to accomplish it is the best way to make progress.

To help you get closer to the work life dream, we’ve put together some highly practical steps so you can manage both your professional and personal life in a more balanced way.

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Leading a 'Culture Club' - Using great culture to attract top talent

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Nov 21, 2016

Anyone looking to grow a business with a team of over 10 in size should be spending at least 10% of their week on the attraction of top talent. Why? Because the people with the best people will generally win.

To attract top talent you are going to need a couple of well-connected and trusted head hunters (my contact details are in the footer below) and a compelling employee value proposition (EVP). Developing an EVP as the board in an SME can be an intimidating task. You may not have the resources to offer gym facilities, free food and drink, extensive branded welcome packs or an office bar, so what can you do to gain competitive advantage?

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How Culture Fuels Growth In An Ambitious SME

Written by Craig Elvin on Jun 22, 2015

Natures Way Foods (NWF) have earnt themselves a strong reputation in the market with their ambitious culture, dedicated customer focus and strong leadership. In a previous article we talked with NWF’s Supply Chain Director Richard Bonn about diversifying into new categories and turning the needs of consumer and customer into commercial opportunities. In this article I sat down with Category and Innovation Director Sarah Baldock to talk about the critical role the Category and Innovation team plays in the success of the wider business.

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The 10 Daily Habits of People with A Healthy Work-Life Balance

Written by Laura Anscombe on Jun 02, 2015

We all have to juggle our professional and personal lives and most of us wish we were better at it. Too often we seem to devote ourselves to one or the other, usually choosing our career over our home life.

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Is Technology Preventing You From Having A Healthy Work-Life Balance?

Written by Laura Anscombe on May 19, 2015

Advances in technology are often celebrated and many of us are keen to get their hands on the latest gadget, but is the same technology actually having a negative impact on your work-life balance?

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How To Lead From The Front - Interview With Ex-Sony MD Andy Benson

Written by Andrew MacAskill on May 14, 2015

In part one of our interview I spoke with Andy about the challenges and opportunities within the Consumer Electronics Industry. Andy has been Commercial Director of Sony UK, as well as MD of Sony’s Nordic operations so is perfectly placed to talk about leadership and the impact of culture on a business on both a national and international level.

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Could Technology Hold The Key To A Healthy Work Life Balance?

Written by Laura Anscombe on May 06, 2015

We now spend more time communicating, reading and watching content online than we do sleeping every day. With the internet in all of our pockets, there’s always a strong temptation to check your phone rather than switching off from work. Smart phones, mobile apps, cloud computing, mobile email, and web applications all enable you to access the office 24 hours a day, but is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Andy Benson Ex-MD Of Sony Talks Growth And Challenges Within The Consumer Electronics Industry

Written by Luke Webber on Apr 22, 2015

It’s a real privilege to be networked with some of the most talented senior executives, and when I heard that one of the biggest advocates of disruptive technology in the Consumer Electronics space was taking a look at the market I took the opportunity to catch up with Andy.

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8 Tips For Improving Your Work-Life Balance

Written by Laura Anscombe on Apr 15, 2015

In today’s hectic world it can sometimes feel like work dominates our lives, but even if you love your job having a good work-life balance is the key to a happier existence.

It’s not always easy to get that balance right though so we've pulled together eight tips to help you lead a more fulfilling life.

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3 First Day Horror Stories You'll Struggle Not To Laugh At

Written by Laura Anscombe on Mar 31, 2015

The first day in any new job is as overwhelming and exhausting as it is exciting. You haven’t figured out the office pecking order, you’re unclear about expectations and, most of all, you want to make a great first impression. It can be quite a stressful day!

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