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Re-think your employee annual appraisals

The days of the annual traditional appraisal are numbered. At long last many businesses are coming to the realisation that an annual appraisal is no longer worth the paper it’s written on. In a recent edition of the Harvard Business Review, Deloitte decl...

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A story of employee engagement in action

I recently attended a business meeting in Northampton. Our topic was employee engagement and how people are appraised at work. The venue was quite a large corporate company with an instantly recognised brand name. The building had all the trappings of a l...

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Premium brands require a premium service

Northamptonshire has a proud history in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry. Long gone are the days of mass production. However, many premium brands remain in the county producing high quality footwear. Brands such as John Lobb, Edward Green, Jeffrey...

The dangers of faking it.....

Authenticity is key. It's been said that if you can fake it then you’ve got it made (until you are found out…). Welcome to 2016. So how did you celebrate New Years Eve? My wife Linda and I decided to dine out and then return home to welcome in 2016. We...