Nov 302013

Seasonality of demand can bring a number of challenges for a business. It is difficult to balance your labour requirements and manage your cash flow effectively when you have to face an irregular demand pattern that cycle throughout the year. This is however a reality that many businesses face. Continue reading »

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Aug 302013

No matter how much you love what you do, if you have been in the business long enough, at some point in time, you will probably hit a creativity block. The first thing to know is that it is completely normal. Then there are some other things that you can do to help you break through your creativity block: Continue reading »

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Apr 262013

Very few companies can intuitively see the benefits of investing in employee wellness initiatives. For most the words “health and safety” merely conjures up images of hard hats and first aid boxes. Although by law your employees are entitled to take sick leave, the reality is that when they do, you are essentially paying them for doing nothing and you are often incurring additional expenses to have other employees work overtime or to get a temp in to make up for the absent employee. The reality is that although someone else may be able to perform the work of the absent employee, it is often at a reduced efficiency because they are unfamiliar with the surroundings and processes or because they are already tired from working more than their normal working hours. In many instances, what it would have cost you to prevent their ailments, cost much less than losing their productivity altogether when they are off sick. Continue reading »

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