objectives

Set objectives for 2024 and set your firm up for success

The beginning of the year is a natural point in time to take a step back from the day-to-day aspects of running your business and spend some time thinking about what success looks like in 12 months’ time. What do you want your business to achieve and how are you going to get there? Start […]

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AI

The benefits of building an internal search engine using AI

AI can help businesses become more efficient by simplifying searches. As businesses big and small grapple with ever larger sets of data, they have begun to utilise artificial intelligence (AI) tools to sift through and make sense of the information they have on file. Employees often have a large number of data sources they use […]

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global business trends

Global mega trends to navigate this year in business

The world is constantly evolving, and this creates opportunities and challenges – here are the global business trends to navigate this year. Some of the key trends that businesses will have to navigate this year include economic volatility, the continued importance of environmental sustainability, geopolitical uncertainty and AI moving into the mainstream. Economic volatility will […]

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Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap: Why a multifaceted approach is needed

The gender pay gap has been declining slowly over time and in the last decade it has fallen considerably. However, there is more work to be done, to ensure that employees are paid equally for doing the same work, regardless of their gender. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), median hourly pay for […]

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Financial engineering

How financial engineering can help you solve financial problems

Financial engineering is the use of mathematical techniques to solve financial problems. Financial engineering involves the application of quantitative techniques and engineering principles to create innovative financial solutions. The objective is to address the intricate challenges of financial markets, providing a sophisticated framework for risk management, investment strategies, and the development of new financial instruments. […]

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Generative AI

How generative AI is already changing how we work

Generative AI is already impacting business, employees and the wider economy. The advent of generative artificial intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era of efficiency and innovation, fundamentally altering the landscape of how we work. This powerful technology, exemplified by offerings such as Chat GPT, has already begun to revolutionise various industries, reshaping workflows, […]

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physical stores

Brick & Mortar: Why businesses are opening physical stores again

Online business models are great, but there is a reason why Ikea and Lego are opening physical stores. Traditionally, businesses focused on developing high-quality products to meet customer needs and expectations. However, the modern consumer is not merely seeking a transactional exchange – they crave a holistic experience that goes beyond the tangible features of […]

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change programmes

Leading Change: How to manage change programmes in business

Change is inevitable in business and change programmes need to be managed effectively. Change programmes must be managed properly if they are to succeed. The management team must lead by example and articulate the vision and strategy for change in order to help employees understand why the change is necessary, how it aligns with the […]

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Disruptive innovation

How disruptive innovation can create a new market

Disruptive innovation creates a new market and value proposition that displaces established market leading firms, products or services. Disruption and innovation are terms that are used a lot in business. However, true disruptive innovation is a dynamic force reshaping industries and challenging traditional business models. It’s not just about incremental improvements but rather a radical […]

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manager

How to become a more effective manager

Become a more effective manager – here are the top tips to help you reach your potential Effective managers get the best out of their people, develop loyal teams and drive ongoing success in their respective firms. Becoming a more effective manager requires a combination of leadership skills, communication finesse, and a keen understanding of […]

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