HR & Business News Round up
A round-up of Business & HR News – Local, National & Beyond
Cherry-picked for you…!
Bournemouth Echo:Brexit ‘could cost every household £2,200‘
Brexit is likely to cost every household money and spell job losses, although some industries in Dorset could see a positive effect.
Bournemouth Echo: The boss of retirement housing giant McCarthy & Stone is to leave the company after it warned of a fall in earnings.
Chief executive Clive Fenton led the Bournemouth-based business through its return to the stock market in 2015.
Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth’s retail and leisure industries are among fastest-growing in the UK, a report suggests.
The consumer sector employed 22,100 people and was worth £320million in gross value added (GVA) in the last quarter of 2017.
Bournemouth Echo: Video interview platform launched for recruiters
Of course, it could never beat the real thing :0) – but interesting idea from local entrepreneur trio.
FinancialExpress, India: The new workplace: From sleeping pods to meditation areas, co-working spaces are leaving no stone unturned to lure millennial worker
We have THIS workspace in Bournemouth, but this workplace in India takes things to a whole new level!
Chron.com: Top salespeople need specific skill set
This U.S story highlights the skills sales people working in retail need to have – an area very much under threat here in the UK, it’s even more vital we get the skills right.
FT.com: Hands-on trading experience helps graduates find investment jobs
The importance of practical work experience when you’re looking for that first job out of Uni.
The Metro: People share stories of sex and romance at work
That old chestnut – stories of the heart in the workplace – good and bad!
Bizmag.co.uk: HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Sunseeker International
Poole’s iconic luxury boat builder, Sunseeker International, recently welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex.
Bizmag.co.uk: Fareham Innovation Centre
Three expanding companies are to relocate to larger workspaces within a flourishing innovation centre in south Hampshire, following a £7 million extension.
Ransomware hackers demand £120,000
Cybercriminals locked a Dorset business out of its computer system in a bid to blackmail it for £120,000.
The engineering firm refused to meet the hackers’ demands and the Daily Echo understands it lost access to vital data including personal information about its staff, who number around 100.
Dorset LEP looks for ideas to make the county more productive
Businesses and public bodies are being urged to come up with ideas for projects which would boost Dorset’s productivity.
It is organising workshops to explain more about the proposal, which is looking for projects that would require grants of at least £250,000.
Redundancies possible’ in financial services
The outlook for the business and financial services sector – which employs thousands locally – has fallen to a nine-year low which could spell redundancies, research suggests.
Revealed: How Dorset Innovation Park is set to expand
PLANS to expand the county’s biggest innovation park which will create hundreds of jobs are due to be brought forward.
Parking charges and business rates ‘hurting shops’
Expensive car parks and high business rates are making it hard for Bournemouth’s shops to compete with the internet and out-of-town malls
Tops Day Nurseries founder Cheryl Hadland ‘most influential’
The founder of Bournemouth-based Tops Day Nurseries has been named the most influential person in childcare.
Sorrell’s second empire: Former WPP chief executive will face a harder time growing his new business
FMCG news – Martin Sorrell re-enters the ad industry – City AM give the low down.
Drapers Awards: Is yours the Best Fashion Marketing Campaign?
FMCG news – Drapers online give us the latest campaigns and Drapers Awards info
UK manufacturing has lost 600,000 jobs in a decade, says union
The Guardian give an overview of what’s going on in UK manufacturing.
Monsoon Accessorize slashes hundreds of jobs in bid to get back in the black
Another high street name having to cut jobs to stay profitable, see The Telegraph’s full story.
Lush facing boycott calls over ‘Paid to lie’ campaign over undercover police
Get the latest on local Poole based company – Lush – and their controversial campaign that is causing a stir – see Bournemouth Echo story.
Construction app TradeZapp could change how tradesmen communicate
Locally based Poole Engineers come up with app to boost productivity in Engineering sector – see Bournemouth Echo story.
North Dorset site set to create 250 jobs
New development to create job opportunities in Dorset – see Bournemouth Echo story.
Thanks to all of our news sources:
Bournemouth Echo, TheTelegraph, The Guardian, Drapers Online, City Am, Bizmag.co.uk, FT.com
Financial Express and Chron.com
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