• How staff engagement affects your bottom line

    Why you should be investing internally to boost your business’ success

    Employee engagement; the emotional commitment the employee has to the organisation and its goals. – Forbes

    When you’re working to an ambitious business growth plan, it can be tempting to focus your energy on the areas that feel the most tangible –  like your products – or those that are visibly linked to driving efficiency – like distribution and production.

    Things like employee engagement and the company culture are often left to develop naturally, lacking a considered company-wide approach from the get-go. But, in an age where intelligent thinking and strategic decision making can be the biggest influencers in improving productivity, maintaining high levels of employee engagement has very tangible impacts on business success.

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  • Can you introduce structure without killing culture?

    As businesses scale up and headcounts grow, there comes a point where the flat structure and informal approach around pay and rewards can hinder growth, and if not managed, impact on staff performance, productivity and loyalty. However, the thought of introducing structure and process can seem at odds with the close-knit, family feel that its important to protect.

    Vanessa Landreneau, an expert in building reward structures, and Principal of Hummingbird Consulting, believes that the two concepts can work in harmony, as she explains in her blog below…

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  • Why HR matters, more than ever

    HR – it’s an area that many growing businesses question the need for, often delaying investing either their own time or that of an HR professional, and finding it difficult to calculate the value it brings to the bottom line. However, in a job market where employees are moving more frequently, and seeking out opportunities to learn new skills with a great management culture, creating an engaged workforce is more important than ever before.

    GetSet East spoke to Sam Sales, Director at SME HR specialist Call HR to find out about the changes happening in the world of HR and how SMEs can nurture an engaged workforce.

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  • International Marketing Tips for Manufacturing SMEs

    We discussed in a previous blog how UK manufacturers have seen the benefits of lower commodity prices on world markets due to the devalued Pound. With the levels of economic uncertainty likely to continue for the next two years at least, the enthusiasm and optimism of exporting UK manufacturers is largely based on their view that Sterling will remain devalued against major currencies like the Euro and the US Dollar, helping keep their prices competitive in overseas markets.

    Below we provide our five top tips to help manufacturers sell more products internationally online, and to capitalise on the current economic conditions.

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  • Modern marketing for manufacturers – Part 3

    This is the third part in our series of blogs for manufacturers where we provide tips on in-bound marketing activities that will help you meet your top priorities, such as:

    • Generating more high quality leads
    • Controlling marketing costs and proving return on investment
    • Staying ahead of your competition

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  • Modern marketing for manufacturers – Part 2

    This is the second part of our blog for manufacturers where we provide tips on in-bound marketing activities that will help you meet your top priorities, such as:

    • Generating more high quality leads
    • Controlling marketing costs and proving return on investment
    • Staying ahead of your competition

    Read more