Monthly Archives: April 2016


Is your Company Struggling with Staff Retention?

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Apr 2016

Is your Company Struggling with Staff Retention?

According to Investors in People (IiP), one in five employees is actively considering seeking a new job. That means that 20% of your workforce could already be looking for alternative employment. IiP’s research uses feedback from thousands of UK individuals performing jobs of differing levels. So, it’s perfectly possible that your senior managers are feeling just as dissatisfied with their roles as your reception or...

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Always On

05

Apr 2016

Always On

According to the latest CMI research, poor leadership is driving managers to working an extra 29 days every year, cancelling out their annual leave. Managers are working longer hours than ever before, leading to increased stress as a result of the ‘always on’ culture that is dominating UK offices. Not surprisingly, those working long hours are more than three times as likely to report they...

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Why Miss An Interview?

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Apr 2016

Why Miss An Interview?

It is a regular complaint of those seeking jobs that interviews are hard to get, so why miss one when it is offered? Compiled by some of the Country’s leading recruitment consultancies, here is a list of some of the worst excuses. “I was out last night and I’m still too drunk to drive!” “I’m really, really sorry but I’ve been arrested.” “I’ve just woken...

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It’s Our Birthday!

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Apr 2016

It’s Our Birthday!

A L Consulting was founded on 1st April 1986. Founding director, Dr Fred Ayres looks quickly back over the last 30 years. In 1986, after 25 years of working initially in the accountancy profession but mainly in the private and charity sectors, I gave up my post as Chief Executive of a £32M turnover company to start a new business as a management consultant and...

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