Have you got the right people on the bus?
Over the years of working with businesses of all shapes, sizes and types, people problems is one of the most commonly occurring themes when a business runs into issues.
Most people who set up businesses do so with an end goal in mind. Whatever that ‘final destination’ is,
if you don’t have the right people on board, it will almost certainly [...]
Ways to retain staff
Whether it’s at the highest corporate level, or for the most apparently menial job, it’s important to find ways to retain staff. In a competitive marketplace, though, every business owner faces challenges in this respect.
It doesn’t matter how many employees your company has – whether it’s two or two thousand, you’re faced with the same worries about staff retention. Ways [...]
Win a tasty business consultation with Agenda
Business life is tough, and we’re all glad of some support and guidance when it’s available – especially when it’s free!
Today’s challenging marketplaces mean it’s more important than ever to keep your business on track. In the whirlwind of decision-making, networking and simply getting the job done, it can be difficult to know where to turn for advice.
That’s why Agenda’s [...]
How to create a harmonious workplace
The idea of a happy workplace doesn’t have to be pie-in-the-sky, but in far too many cases, small issues can create big problems. Taking action in advance, and having strategies in place to address issues, can help you create a harmonious workplace.
The most important step is to create and maintain a culture of openness in your organisation. If the members [...]
Why staff training is important
The right mix of people is essential, but it doesn’t stop there. Developing your team through training enables you to get the best out of your employees – let’s look at why staff training is important for every business.
Of course, the most obvious benefit of staff training is that it enables your employees to do their jobs more effectively – [...]
Improve your business’ personality, a bit at a time
When you’re working to improve your business, your focus is usually on the big things. Big decisions, big contracts, big hopes, big pressures, and often some big leaps of faith. It can be easy to think that these are the only things that matter, but the small things often make a massive difference in the long term.
Of course, the little [...]
Effective recruitment and team retention
For many business owners, the secret of effective recruitment is an elusive one. Skills overlap, personalities clash, and you can spent far too much of your time recruiting, and not enough getting on with the job. But there’s a solution.
Psychometric Analysis is a specialist service offered by Agenda, and can transform the way you look at your team. It’s probably [...]
Improving team performance
For many businesses, a little planning and a few straightforward processes and the solution to improving team performance. So if you want to get your people to achieve more, and feel better about doing so, it could be simpler than you think.
Even the most finely-honed, icy-cool team has room for improvement. It doesn’t matter whether it’s composed of cogs and [...]
The Value of a Smile
A winning smile from a forward thinking dentist
Our client, Douglas Lee Dental Associates is featured in Ribble Valley Live magazine thanks to its revolutionary implant procedure which has seen them replace the top and bottom set of a client’s teeth with implants in one day – a first in the UK. The client who prior to this experience had a [...]
Business Tales of Success
Pike Place Fish Market shows how it’s done
The Pike Place Fish Market, founded in 1930, is an open air fish market located in Seattle, Washington’s Pike Place Market, at the corner of Pike Street and Pike Place. It is known for their tradition of fishmongers throwing fish that customers have purchased, before they are wrapped.
After nearing bankruptcy in 1986, the [...]