5th June 2015

Forget the grades – find a graduate that fits your culture

Small companies (generally owner managed) have a unique culture which is heavily influenced by you as the owner. It is an extension of the way you work, your interests and your skills and experience. Your staff will have moulded themselves to fit within the way you operate. If they don’t get on with you a small business owner, there is only going to be one loser. However, taking on a graduate is a bit different. They can bring a new […]
9th January 2015

What Attracts a Graduate to Your Company?

When a small business writes a job advert for a graduate, they often end up drawing a blank, and don’t know why. Why are they struggling to attract a graduate? Students are very keen to join a small business, if the role advertised was made attractive to them. The advert that is written needs to appeal to the qualities they look for from a small business owner and for their career. To read more of this post click here
21st November 2014

5 Ways to Overcome the “Not My Job” Syndrome

Its unlikely that any members of your staff come out and say directly “It’s not my job”, but once settled into their roles, some staff members may be uneasy about moving out of their comfort zone. It may be that they are insecure and defensive, or it may be that their job role has expanded and they don’t feel able to cope with the added work and pressures. Whatever the reason, it is very likely that skills gaps will develop. Your […]
28th July 2014

4 Reasons to Rethink Your Reluctance of Technology

Most people are not resistant to changing their technology, but just don’t want to change it regularly. Many smaller businesses have the view of  ‘it if ain’t broke don’t fix it’. Have you upgraded your technology in the past year, and do you even have the skills or staff to do this? Or is this something you do every 10 years when the old technology has failed? Here are my four reasons about why you should change your reluctance of […]
18th October 2013

BiY Graduate Business Academy

Are you looking to employ a graduate in your business? The BiY Graduate Business Academy might just be for you. Business in Yorkshire (BiY) and Organic Business Growth, two organisations which work to help businesses develop and grow through utilising graduates, are delivering a programme to get graduates employment ready and prepared for what to expect in a small business. The programme will result in the opportunity to meet business owners who are looking to recruit graduates into their business. […]