Insights

Productivity in the face of adversity- markets & diversification

As businesses turn to Eastern Europe to lower the cost of manufacturing DS Smith diversify its product range to secure the future of its business and its workforce.

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Next Gen Workforce at world-leading electrical engineering company

Key to Sevcon’s innovate DNA is its investment in people; a huge amount of money is spent securing a skilled pipeline of staff to support future growth.

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The North East – home to the fastest growing manufacturing sector

The North East incorporates the very best of global and regional businesses, where each company adds their individual know-how and expertise to the cluster.

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National Living Wage – Employers encouraged to prepare now

Businesses should be preparing to adjust their pay rates and salary bandings to accommodate this legislation in time for 1 April 2016. Research suggests that...

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Business Insight – Temporary Workforces 2016

In the March 2015 Budget, the government announced the intention to remove tax relief for temporary workers on what is effectively ordinary commuting.

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Sign post for training and development at Astley Signs

Training and development has been instrumental in the overall business strategy of Astley since its inception. Astley recognise that to continue to grow they...

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Training in the hands of employees at Piramal Healthcare

At Piramal, employee development, training and education doesn’t start and end with 18-21 year olds. The on-going development of all staff is a key component...

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New Release – North East Contact Centre Salary Survey 2015

30 contact centres within the region have contributed to our research and we are pleased to release results from the North East Contact Centre Salary Survey 2015.

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A thriving, prosperous and influential Northern Powerhouse

Investment in science and innovation will encourage the development of business clusters; igniting ideas and spurring product development in the North.

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The Northern Powerhouse a vision for the North East

This includes better connections to cities in the North through high speed rail and motoring upgrades and investment in science and innovation.

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