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Counting The Cost

Is the cost of administration preventing the growth of your business? It might be. Recent studies indicate that the typical small business owner, partner or senior manager in an SME spends on average, around 33 hours each month – even when they have dedicated administrative support – completing relatively menial administrative tasks when they could be spending valuable time working in or, more importantly for growth prospects, working on their core business. Continue reading

How to Negotiate The Best Deal

All of us have been negotiating since we were toddlers, seeking to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome – a handful of sweets in exchange for a moment’s peace and quiet, a pudding if our greens are eaten. In business, the outcomes we seek are different, usually far more important, with people’s livelihoods riding on the outcome but the processes we go through to achieve our aims are essentially the same. Continue reading

Cybercrime – Scourge of the 21st Century

The increase in cybercrime, a growing global phenomenon, is likely to drive an increase in the use of complicated mathematical algorithms to encrypt sensitive data but European firms, in particular, lag behind when it comes to implementing the highest security standards. Continue reading

Post-Brexit

Last month, a majority of those voting in the EU Referendum made it clear that they wanted to leave the EU and within hours, Prime Minister David Cameron announced he was resigning triggering a leadership election in the Conservative ranks. Civil war broke out in the Labour party; there were renewed calls for Scottish Independence; the unification of the island of Ireland was suddenly on the political radar and, volatile financial markets had everyone in a spin. So what does it all mean for our industry? Continue reading

Medical Expert Accreditation

From the beginning of this month, all medical experts accepting instructions under the MOJ’s pre-action protocol for low value soft tissue injury reporting must have been accredited by MedCo. And all tier one agencies must, as a minimum, manage a panel of 250 medical experts who have passed the accreditation training. Continue reading

Government accepts Insurance Fraud Taskforce Measures

The Government has accepted 26 fraud prevention proposals made last January by the Insurance Fraud Taskforce and has now called for urgency in implementing the measures. Continue reading

Driverless Cars Becoming More Of A Reality On Our Roads.

Trials of autonomous vehicles – driverless cars – are ongoing across the UK, as well as in many countries throughout Europe and in the USA. Here, backed by £19m of government funding projects are underway in Greenwich, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Coventry. Three different kinds of autonomous vehicles are in operation in tests that will assess the public’s interaction with the vehicles as much as the evolving technology itself. And, thanks to a green light given this Spring, driverless cars will be tested on Britain’s motorways as soon as next year. Continue reading

The Low Down On Dressing Up

Company dress codes have been under scrutiny in the news recently. You may recall a receptionist was sent home for refusing to wear high heels which caused a storm of protest and an eventual public climb down by her employer. The topic is a tricky one. Nobody wants too many rules. Phrases like smart casual are useless as standards vary from person to person and the display of body art, once a definite no-no, is now actively encouraged in some firms as part of their brand personalities. Continue reading

Flexibility Is The Key

There are always reasons to be distracted at work. An employee may have problems at home, it might be too hot to concentrate in the office, they may be dealing with a medical issue or they might just want to be somewhere else, doing something else. Continue reading

Speed Doubles Up With Clinical Negligence Campaign

For the second year running, Speed Medical has scooped top prize in the best marketing campaign category at the Claims Innovation Awards. This year’s event was held in Manchester on Thursday 9th June and the category was hotly contested. Continue reading

 
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