Entrepreneur and philanthropist Herbert Wigwe is mostly known as Nigeria’s most prolific and innovative banker but Mr. Wigwe´s tireless work with Nigeria’s youth isn’t going unnoticed. The Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe (HOW) foundation drove a campaign encouraging young people to accept challenges and be the best they can be under the slogan #BeTheBest. Continue reading “The HOW foundation encouraging youth to work towards a better future.”
For most of us, insurance is just a way of risk mitigation for those unwanted times when health problems occur. While it is true, that in life, problems seldom come alone, it is also true that preparation beforehand can help to mitigate many of the challenges which may be faced by us during those testing times. Continue reading “Putting Health Back in Health Insurance”
Take a look at your company’s current incentives program and you may be thinking that you already have everything covered, but have you already considered improving your safety and wellness programs? Perhaps you’ve tried a few things, but you’re not seeing your employees making a change for the better.Conversely, you might just want to see better results. If that’s the case, then you should consider using safety and wellness incentives to get the job done. Continue reading “Safety and Wellness Incentive Programs: Do They Work?”
Did you know that 43% of today’s cyber-attacks target small businesses? Small businesses don’t have the resources to apply maximum security measures, which makes them targets for a wide range of online attacks. To make things even worse, only a small number of small businesses have the ability to mitigate cyber security risks effectively. Continue reading “Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks”
With talent compensation being high concern in most (if not all) professionally managed firms, this is one thing that talent managers should be aware of, to protect the interest of all workforce. So what is this domain of workforce compensation? Continue reading “10 Questions of Workmen Compensation Insurance Answered”
Employee satisfaction in the workplace should be a main business goal for a variety of reasons. Firstly, employees who experience a lot of job satisfaction are more likely to be engaged with their work, motivated to improve their productivity, and loyal to your company because they care about its results. Striving to achieve a high level of employee satisfaction leads to better customer relationships, improved employee retention, and a positive workplace morale. We’ve listed some of the best ways to improve employee satisfaction in your workplace. Continue reading “Four Strategies to Improve Job Satisfaction in Your Workplace”
No one can argue the fact that English is widely used as an international language nowadays. However, statistics show that out of the 7.5 billion people inhabiting the world today, only 1.5 billion of them speak English. Out of these 1.5 billion, about 400 million are native speakers. Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, French, Russian, and Portuguese are among the most spoken languages today. Continue reading “Keep Employees Happy and Productive With Online Language Courses”
Highlights of our study
- By 2020, India is planning to upgrade the solar power generation to 100 GW, which is among the largest in the world.
- By financial year 2017, The World Bank (WBG) is helping India on the plan by providing a fund of more than $1 billion. This is largest-ever funding for solar power to any country.
- WBG is also aiding India-International Solar Alliance, which targets to promote usage of solar power globally by investing $1 trillion by 2030.
Many employers feel that what an employee does outside of work on their hours off is none of the company’s business. However, once that employee’s behavior begins affecting the way they’re able to do their job, their actions can quickly become a big problem for their employers. Especially in the case of substance abuse, dealing with employees who regularly abuse drugs or alcohol can negatively impact a business in a big way. Continue reading “3 Ways Employees With Substance Addiction Could Negatively Affect Your Business”
An average employee spends about 40 hours a week in the office. As their job demands increase, they expect more from their employers. This is not about requesting a salary increase or a promotion. Employees demand green and sustainable buildings to their bosses because it makes their day jobs less miserable. Continue reading “Why Green Buildings are Productive Offices”
When we plan for our home or office environment, we strive to get the best possible ecosystem for our employees or family members. However some contaminants often are still available, which one may not be knowledgeable about. This infographic presents these contaminants. Continue reading “5 Indoor Air Contaminants -You May Not Be Aware Of”
Data fuels the modern business world and that’s as true for sustainability as it is for any other aspect of an organisation, whether it be transactional data used by the finance department or customer data used by the marketing or sales department. With the advent of increasingly sophisticated tracking, monitoring and sensory devices connected to the Internet of Things, organisations of all sizes are now producing huge volumes of data relating to their core operations on a daily basis. Continue reading “The Importance of Data in Corporate Social Responsibility Policy”
Environments are pretty fickle things. One moment, everything can be operating well, and in the next moment, one employee walking in with a negative attitude, one difficult customer, or one power outage later can have an entire company up in arms. In any ecosystem, one species in the chain has an effect on the whole system and this can ultimately lead to the downfall of a company, if things aren’t attended to and if attitudes and work ethics aren’t cultivated to created a positive work environment. If you’re looking for ways to create a positive work environment in 2017, there are 3 ways you can do that: Continue reading “3 Ways to Create A Positive Work Environment in 2017”
An old business adage says that if you’re not growing, then you’re dying. As the world and the market around you evolve, your company must make constant changes to continue on a growth trajectory lest you quickly find yourself becoming obsolete. Entrepreneurs and business leaders tend to be risk-takers who embrace change, but employees are likely to resist it. There’s a lot you can do to help your employees accept change with more enthusiasm. Continue reading “Ways to achieve employee buy-in while implementing changes”
American businesses, both small and large, face a lot of challenges, especially in their infancy. Arguably, one of the biggest challenges that they face is tax regulations. Often times, these regulatory obstacles can be a silent killer that cripples an otherwise growing business to the point of no return. In other cases, it presents an on-going mission to find ways to dodge regulations and pay less taxes to ultimately improve profits. Continue reading “5 Reasons Tax Regulations Challenge American Businesses”
The pace of this present day is leaving many casualties in its wake. The pressures of day to day life in this hectic existence drive more and more people to seek some form of refuge. To some it is escapism, to others it is a coping mechanism. Either way, their refuge from reality is found in some mind altering substance or experience. Continue reading “The Growing Business Of Recovery”
While equity and infrastructure are both important for the operations of your business or start-up, the real assets to maintain should always be your employees. Giving employees enough room to grow and pushing them to be better are the two things every business must do in order to continue to grow exponentially. Continue reading “How to Grow Your Employees as Assets”
In the UK, some 7 million of the workforce are classified as disabled. This means a person with a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ effect on their ability to do normal daily activities. As an employer, you have an important responsibility to ensure all staff are carrying out their job to the best of their ability and some disabled employees need additional provisions if they are to perform their best. This can be anything from custom keypads to support furniture. Continue reading “Arranging travel for disabled staff”
Whether you’ve been running your own business for years, have multiple businesses behind you, or are just starting out, being an entrepreneur often calls for you to draw on a lot of knowledge and experience in all kinds of different things. Even if you already have an educational background in business, or another area applicable to your niche, continuing to study and learn is vital to keeping yourself ahead. Continue reading “Why Studying Business is a Good Idea Whatever Stage You Are at as an Entrepreneur”
Funding is a hurdle perpetually resident on the road to starting a new business. While many successful entrepreneurs in the UK resorted to venture capitals from start-up investors and some others to helps and loans from friends and family, there is a small group that utilised only the little funds they had and still managed to achieve success where more privileged entrepreneurs were failing. Continue reading “Four UK entrepreneurs who bootstrapped their way to success Without Venture Capital”
There are broad and generalized tips in terms of marketing that appeal to broad and generalized groups of intended audiences. But when you have products that you want to advertise toward niche audiences, is there anything you should change about your presentation? Continue reading “Business And Marketing Toward Niche Groups”
CEOs, the powerful leaders in business who make tough decisions for the good of their company, they are the richest men in the World and some of the most important and the line between success and failure for many of the World’s CEOs is incredibly thin. What is it though that defines success and failure in the role of a Chief Executive Officer? Continue reading “The Differences Between Success and Failure as a CEO”
Estate planning is one of the most mandatory conditions for people worth more than $150,000 and those that own children and property for a number of reasons. Estate planning allows you to manage your property even when incapacitated or after death, a necessary precaution for a number of reasons. Unplanned estates are a major source of quarrels and unrest in families ending up in unending legal quest in the name of owning part of the property for those left behind. Continue reading “Planning Ahead of Time with Estate Planning Lawyers”
All humans are trying to run away from the failures. At first, kids try to hide an “F” received at school, then we feel ashamed because of a bad test score, and, when a person grows up, he continues avoiding mistakes and failures at work. No one wants to be associated with failure. But who said that failures and mistakes are not able to lead us to success?! A student who lacks the time and therefore cannot complete the assigned dissertation may just give up on this idea without even trying doing something and as a result will not graduate. On the other hand, if a student devotes some time to come up with a solution to this problem, and, for example, asks for help at some custom essay writing service, it gives him or her chance to succeed. It means that fear and inactivity can harm more than taking a risk. Continue reading “Reasons Your Employees Shouldn’t Fear Making Mistakes”
Running a business is always a challenge in even the best of times. In the modern world, we face increasing pressure from global competitors and economic downturns, which further increases the pressure on our bottom line. As every business owner knows, it is vital to be on top of your game when it comes to ensuring success. Any complacency is soon detected by customers and your competitors who will not hesitate to capitalize on the opportunity, should it ever present itself. Continue reading “The Importance of Interior Design for Your Business”
If you’re the CEO or entrepreneur of a business start-up, there will be a million and one things you have to consider and think about; lucky you. It’s a very stressful time in your life when you start a business, as for the first few years there is a lot of uncertainty and guess work. As well as the trillion other things that are going to be on your mind and making you lose sleep, you also need to be considering the legal side of your business. If you have a new business you should really get yourself a lawyer and here’s why. Continue reading “Got a Business? Get a Lawyer”
Anybody who has started a business knows very well how much work goes into it. If you’re the one who has taken the corporation or business from vision to execution and established it into a prosperous entity that is seeing growth year to year, there is a natural fear that comes when you know that you’re going to have to eventually step down from leadership and pass the mantle on to somebody else. Continue reading “Tips For Keeping Your Business Growing Even After You’ve Stepped Down”
Funding gaps, dodgy marketing campaigns and ever-increasing budgets – there are probably lots of concerns interrupting your well-earned beauty sleep as your business launch draws closer. But there’s one question you need to be asking yourself: is my startup eco-friendly?
Besides doing your bit for the planet, all evidence shows that sustainability is profitable. The traditional view is that being environmentally friendly requires big expenditure for little financial return. Recent results indicate otherwise, with DuPont, for example, reporting savings of $2.2bn per year thanks to energy efficient measures. Continue reading “8 green practises for building an eco-friendly business”
Picking the right life insurance plan is key to protecting not just your financial interests but also your family’s future in your absence.
If you really think about it, everything about life is uncertain. You cannot predict if you will find the love of your life. You do not know if you will ever have a high-paying job. You cannot say if you will always be happy or healthy, or that your parents will still be around to play with their grandchildren. There are very few factors in your life that you can actually control. After all, when was the last time you accurately predicted that something good or bad was about to happen? Better yet, when was the last time you were able to avert an unfortunate event in the nick of time?
The fear that you will abruptly cease to be in the lives of your loved ones is a very real one. Apart from grappling with the emotional trauma of losing you, your family may also suffer the pangs of financial suffering. This vision can keep you awake at night, and wreak havoc with your mental peace. Continue reading “Life insurance plans are made keeping you and your family in mind”