New Research Shows Millennials Put in More Extra Hours

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Lazy and entitled - just two of the adjectives used to describe the millennial cohort in the workplace. But new research looking into the amount of overtime employees are doing each week suggests otherwise. And lo and behold, it's millennials that make up the greatest segment of that percentage.

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Why Absenteeism Is Driving Flexible Working Uptake

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Do you know that stress levels, chronic health disorders, and high absenteeism rates cost companies nearly $450-$550 billion annually? IFEPB reports that stress, less focus on-the-job, physical health concerns and absenteeism are the top barriers negatively impacting the workplace. But there's another change afoot. Here's why absenteeism is driving flexible working uptake:

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How to Choose a Freight Forwarder

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International shipping can be integral to business growth in this age of globalisation, and a freight forwarder can make the journey overseas less daunting. Here are some tips for how to choose a freight forwarder for your business:

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4 Ways To Use Training To Get New Employees Up And Running Quickly

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When an employee is first hired, they must usually complete a training period in order to effectively get going with their new job. A fun and interactive training period not only boosts morale and motivation, but also allows employers to be confident their new employees are engaged with their new company. Here are 4 ways to use training to get new employees up and running quickly:

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Seeing Beyond SEO: 4 Digital Marketing Strategies You May Be Overlooking

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If you are a small business owner, search engine optimization is not the only digital marketing strategy that you should implement into your marketing plan. There are other methods of expanding your presence in the digital world. Here are four digital marketing strategies that you should implement in addition to SEO.

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Tips for Start-ups on Choosing the Right Accounting Software

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Being unaware of the financial status of the business can cost startups dearly, at times leading to failed endeavours. But picking the right software takes time and can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips for start ups for choosing the right accounting software:

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6 Simple Presentation Tips for Superb Delivery

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So you have prepared your presentation, your speech, your pitch and are happy with your content. Now, how do you deliver it so that you make the maximum impact? Here are 6 simple presentation tips to help you deliver superbly!

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5 Ways to Manage Growth Of Your Small Business to Avoid Growing Pains

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Small business owners spend a lot of time thinking about how to make their business grow, but they are often not prepared when that growth happens. Scaling a small business to grow will require you to rethink how you operate. If you want to keep growing in a sustainable way, then you need to learn how to manage it. Here are few ways you can manage growth of your small business and keep your company running smoothly (and avoid growing pains!):

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5 Marathon Training Tips That New Entrepreneurs Can Follow

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The long hours, the anticipation, the thrill of the push. Starting a business is a lot like training for a marathon. This summer, I did both simultaneously and learned a ton in the process. At each step, I grew smarter, stronger, and even more prepared for my next set of challenges. Here are my 5 marathon training tips that can help you as a new entrepreneur as you tackle your new business:

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8 Top Tips for Taking Your Business Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Waterford sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulsterbank and Business Achievers, business leaders shared their experiences of scaling and going global. Here are 8 top tips for taking your business global:

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8 Tips To Help Avoid Costly Hiring Mistakes

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Hiring is hard. I mean, how are you supposed to know after reading somebody’s CV and a talking to them for a few minutes if they’re the right fit for your company? And yet if you don’t, you run the real risk of spending a lot of money on somebody that ends up doing more harm than good. So what can you do enhance your chances for success? Here are 8 tips to help avoid costly hiring mistakes:

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Business Leaders Exchange Tips on Exporting in Waterford

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The latest event in the ‘How to’ of Going Global series organised by KPMG and supported by Business Achievers, Ulster Bank and Enterprise Ireland was held in Waterford on 27th March 2019, where business leaders exchanged tips on exporting and scaling their businesses globally.

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6 Effective Business Practices To Implement Today

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Successful businesses are dynamic. They take the best tips of the trade and experiment with them as needed. Getting too comfortable with where your business is at means that the business model will most likely fail over time. Interests change, technologies advance, and clients often move on to the next best thing. The best way to avoid this is to employ some prime business techniques that will ensure that your company stays on top (or makes itself there if it isn’t already). Here are 6 effective business practices to implement today:


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8 Words to Avoid in Your Next Sales Pitch

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Good communication is absolutely essential when it comes to selling, what you say to a prospect and how you deliver it has a big impact on their decision making. For a sales pitch to be successful you need to be confident in yourself and what you’re selling, but you need to make sure that the comfort you find in your role doesn’t turn into complacency. This is when there is the potential for our standard of language to slip, we might start throwing in a few too many buzzwords, acronyms our client won’t understand and words that we don’t realise that are actually negative. Here are 8 words to avoid in your next sales pitch:

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5 Reasons Why You Should Develop a Solid Marketing Plan

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Does your company currently have a marketing plan in place? Well according to statistics, companies that have well documented marketing plans are more often satisfied with their marketing results. Let’s face it, without a strategy in place, you’re haphazardly spreading the word about your products and services. This in turn means that you may or may not get the type of traffic you’re hoping for. Here are 5 reasons why you should develop a solid marketing plan:

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Leadership, Strategy, and Culture: The Holy Trinity of Modern Business

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There are three elements that define the ability of an organisation in its field to offer its employees the best in skill-acquisition, industry-specific education, and ongoing learning, as well as opportunities for employees to exhibit their strengths and apply themselves immediately. Nurturing these elements will ensure that employees are engaged, have a clear role and purpose in your organisation, and believe wholeheartedly in the mission and direction that your company is headed in. Leadership, strategy and culture: the holy trinity of modern business:

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How Running a Green Fleet Can End Up Saving Your Business Money

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Running a green fleet is beneficial in many different ways. Not only are you helping the environment by reducing your emissions, but you could end up saving money as well. Fleet car insurance brokers often offer a reduced price for eco-friendly drivers’ premiums. Here, we’ll look into green fleets and why they can make a significant difference to the world and your business costs.

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Business Achievers: Michael McElroy and SalesPlus

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Our latest Business Achiever is Michael McElroy and SalesPlus. We asked Michael to tell us a little bit about his sales-focussed business and about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Michael McElroy and SalesPlus.

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Why a Talent Management Strategy Is Beneficial For Your Business

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Why is talent management so beneficial to small and medium-sized businesses? Interestingly enough, the reasons are remarkably similar to why bigger and more well-known companies benefit from them, only with small businesses the valuable perks are more immediately obvious. Here's why a talent management strategy is beneficial for your business:

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Tips for Small Businesses For Local Marketing

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A large percentage of potential customers search the internet to find out about nearby products and services. Companies that complement their offline business strategies with online marketing strategies can multiply their results since they are offering different channels to communicate to their target customers. Here are tips for small businesses for local marketing:

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