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75% of UK HR professionals report recruitment difficulties, new CIPD/Hays research highlights the need for smarter, more targeted recruitment strategies
Even though Brexit negotiations have only just begun, the UK is starting to feel the effects of skills shortages in the labour market the latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning survey reveals.
12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders
A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you. Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when youíre working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specif
The importance of holidays
Holidays need to be just that. Employers need to back off and let their staff take a break.
The benefits of taking holidays has always been known, but more and more people are working whilst away.
Five common mistakes small businesses make with their online presence
Often small business owners can feel overwhelmed when trying to explore the most suitable online opportunities. So to help out, here are some of the most common mistakes they can avoid in 2017.
10 Business Trends That Will Grow in 2017
Because so many Millennials are in charge of buying decisions, business trends for the upcoming years will change. If you haven't noticed, Millennials have been on the rise. They are now the largest living group according to the Census Bureau. Because s
What businesses can learn from Rugby
As the Rugby World Cup hots up, it is useful to look at what top class sporting teams (particularly rugby) can teach businesses. former England Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson shared some thoughts with the Telegraph.
ISO 9001:2015 certification for one of our clients!
We are very proud to say that we have helped our client Lilley Precision Engineering Ltd to successfully become ISO 9001:2015 certified - one of the first businesses to do so!
The benefits of coaching
Do you want to boost productivity, increase employee engagement, improve staff retention, overcome costly performance issues? Then now might be the right time to consider the benefits of coaching your employees.
Fully customisable QMS that meets ISO 9001:2015 OUT NOW!
We are pleased to announce that we have finalised what is probably the most complete ISO 9001:2015 compliant example of a generic Quality Management System (QMS) that can, with very little trouble, be suitably customised
Converting to ISO 9001:2015 download available now!
Are you worried about converting to ISO 9001:2015? Does it seem like a daunting task? Well have no fear team at bestqms are here to help.
We have put together a comprehensive download document that is a step by step guide
Spotlight on a client
Bourne from nature - a fabulous new client making gorgeous bespoke timber buildings
Training your employees is worth the investment!
For SMEís the challenge of recruiting and retaining good staff is a key one, so every penny you spend on this endeavour needs to be money well spent.
8 Business Leaders on How to Be More Productive and Successful in 2016
These experts have big plans for 2016 for productivity and success. Do you?
We recently spotted this article by JOHN BRANDON, Contributing editor, Inc.com@jmbrandonbb and we thought it was very thought provoking and wanted to share it with you.
A merry Christmas from Herne
We at Herne would like to wish all our clients, colleagues and friends a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016!
How to survive the Christmas party!
The lead up to the festive season inevitably means the infamous office or work Christmas party. In preparation you may have pulled out all the stops to shape up and trim down, so donít go and ruin it all by getting drunk and disorderly or pigging out at t
Small Business Saturday Offer!
To celebrate Small Business Saturday we are offering 3 hours of 121 coaching for only £90
Client Spotllight - DryRobe - The ideal partner for outdoor activities in the UK
We love to shine a spotlight on one of our clients - because we think our clients are fab and we think you will too. This month its Dryrobe The Outdoor change robe, designed by Gideon bright, a North Devon UK based surfer with over 30 years
Client spotlight - Smart people doing smart things!
This month we would to showcase our fantastic client NutriCalc. Clever people do clever things and none more so than the people at Nutricalc the creators of nutrition calculation software and pioneers in the field for the food and beverage industry.
What is leadership - Is it the preserve of those right at the top?
There is no one agreed definition for leadership, but a suggested one is: the capacity to establish direction, to influence and align others towards a common aim, to motivate and commit others to action, and to encourage them to feel responsible
Our Client Spotlight
We love to shine a spotlight on one of our clients - because we think our clients are fab and we think you will too. This month its Furniture Magpie the fab upcycling store on Boutport Street, Barnstaple.
How to motivate yourself for 2015!
Have you ever sat down at your computer to work on a paper only to find yourself checking your Facebook posts instead? Or watched your pile of dirty laundry grow until it practically takes over your room?
At this time of year we all resolve to do more,
Award winning marketing
We are very proud to announce that our client Onlime has won VSAT Marketing Campaign of the year 2014!
Be honest is your business working as effectively as possible?
Be honest is your business working as effectively as possible?
All too often business (even the best of businesses) start to be slowed down by the very things that should be making them tick - the processes and the people.
Having those difficult conversations
Have you ever had to have a conversation with someone that you know is going to be tricky? Can you think of time when after the event you have wished that you had handled something better?
Be brave with social media!
Thinking about using social media to engage with your customers and drive sales but cant quite muster the courage to take the plunge? These our quick tips .......
What do we do? We make you brave...
Recently at a network meeting someone asked me what I do... and a client of mine said 'she makes people brave!'. I hadnt really thought about it like that but I guess that is exactly what I do, and what we are all about!!
Sweet Success Workshops continue to prove popular
The FREE Business Diagnostic sessions - we like to call Sweet Success Workshops continue to be very popular with SMEs across the South West.
Herne help to launch a new global business
Herne are proud to have developed the branding and mareketing materials for the newly created Onlime Group a global business communications company.
Latest Edition of Building Regulations in Brief - OUT NOW!
Two of our Senior Consultants (Ray Tricker and Sam Alford) have continued to provide a simplified explanation of the numerous regulations which relate to buildings that our readers have told us they value has just gone live!
The latest edition of ISO 9001:2008 for Small Business is NOW AVAILABLE
HOT OF THE PRESS!
The latest edition of our Senior Consultants lifesaving guide to ISO 9001:2008
Another client successfully achieves ISO Accreditation
Herne are pleased to announce that we have successfully supported another client to achieve full ISO accreditation in just 6 months! On 4th December Applegate Directory Ltd received an audit by ISOQAR and after receiving not only no non-conformaties or r
Approved GrowthAccelerator coach
Herne are proud to announce that their Principal Consultant, Rozz Algar is now an approved Growth Accelerator Coach.
We have been nominated for a national award!
We are very proud to announce that our Principal Consultant Rozz Algar has been nominated for the Best Salesperson Award in this years prestigious Mumpreneur Awards 2013.
One of our clients has been shortlisted for the Venus Devon 2013 Employer of the year
We are very proud to say that one of our client - Barnstaple Chirporactic and Complementary Health Centre - has been shortlisted in the Venus Devon 2013 awards, Employer of the year category. Huge contratulations and GOOD LUCK to Sharon Read Jones!
Another business takes up a Sweet Success Workshop
We are delighted to have been able to offer another client a FREE Sweet Success Workshop. Who's Glass design and produce beautiful glass products and have big growth plans. We are supporting them to develop these initiatives.
Devon Businesses offered sweet success
Following in the footsteps of Alex Polizzi and Mary Portas, a group of Devon-based problem solvers are offering businesses free targeted surgery sessions, aimed at enhancing and boosting business.
Organisations throughout North Devon are being invited
Herne offering a huge 30% off all ISO 9001:2008 products
Up until 30th April 2013 Herne European are offering 30% off all their highly respected ISO products.
but dont take our word for it, here is what our client Ed Wright, Managing Director of World Inspired Tents said ....
Herne European believe in the future of North Devon businesses
Herne European are sponsoring the North Devon + Conference on 27th. At the North Devon Conference we will examine the challenges, identify the opportunities and demonstrate how together, we can deliver positive change for the Northern Devon economy
Principal Consultant Rozz Algar awarded Chartered Manager status
Herne are pleased and proud to announce that Rozz (our principal consultant has been awarded Chartered Manager status by the CMI.
Team building away days help to drive motivation and business strategy
Herne were lucky enough recently to be asked to facilitate a team build day for a business who whilst successful felt that without a new focus might stagnate.
Rozz Algar - Inspiration Leadership presentation
Rozz recently gave a presentation to members of the newly formed Joined-up networking in North Devon on Inspiration Leadership.
Exciting new business launch by Herne
ISO Accreditation in only 3 months!
We are pleased and proud to announce that our client Muretex have successfully achieved ISO accreditation in an incredibly short space of time.
A successful 2 days at the Business South West Show!
We have just spent 2 days down at the Business South West Show at Westpoint Arena Exeter.
Purple Monster Website goes Live
We are proud to announce the brand new website for our Client Purple Monster
Team Build was a great success!
running a team build day for a great bunch of people, in a beautiful setting - what could be better?