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The career changers who took a liking to the print sector

Print’s dead right? That’s what some people insist on saying. Print volumes have shrunk significantly over the last decade or so and the market has undergone an unprecedented period of consolidation.

Open your doors to find workers with the best fit

Aberystwyth’s location on the west Wales coast just beneath the Snowdonia National Park is a pretty remote spot, which can make finding staff with the right skill set a challenge.

Hitting the big screen

Unless you’re a total movie geek, it’s highly unlikely that you will have heard of Ross MacDonald. However, it’s highly likely that you will have seen his work on both the big and the small screen.

Mental wellbeing is much more than all in the mind

While certain level of stress in our lives is important just to function, it was Reverend WJ Kennedy who, in 1856, as the Inspector of Schools for Lancashire and the Isle of Man, identified that “if you want any business done for you, you should ask a busy man”.

Ramping up social media in pursuit of the perfect post

For a sector that is frequently geared around promoting the services of other businesses, the print trade often struggles with selling itself.

Hire power: secure the right recruit for your business

They say that a business is only ever as good as its last sale. While that may be true, the reality is that a business is really only ever as good as the people it employs.

Happiness: the greatest gift that we possess

A healthy bottom line isn’t everything. Another way of checking the health of your company is to study the faces of your staff, according to Baker Labels’ chief happiness officer Mandy Baker. Look after your staff and they will look after your business, she says.

Make sure your people know where they stand

Employees not only form the core of a business, they are also one of the biggest fixed costs it will have. With access to the innermost corporate secrets and the ability to make or break a firm, having properly drafted contracts in place is critical to success – and survival.

Set out a routemap for your firm’s future

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – wise words from Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the US. He’s right and it’s one of the reasons why an industry has grown up to support firms of all sizes wanting to plan for their future.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Everyone loves a good Christmas party and a well-planned corporate gathering can do wonders for morale. But as headlines have shown, employers are becoming increasingly alive to the risks they face from the simple act of trying to reward staff.

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