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biz4Biz provides a coherent voice for businesses in Hertfordshire. We aim to influence and shape policymaking and encourage investment in Hertfordshire by engaging with local and central government, relevant public sector bodies and local organisations to promote the county of Hertfordshire as a great place to live and do business.

 

biz4Biz Connexions

biz4Biz Connexions is a new, exciting networking club for senior managers, directors and CEOs of Herts-based businesses. There are no annual fees to be a member of Connexions nor complex rules.

 

Why successful companies invest in staff training and development

Thursday, 25 January 2018 at the Needham House Hotel

Our guest speaker is Helen Thomson, an award-winning entrepreneur who started her first training company over 30 years ago.

Forward-thinking companies see the benefits of talent management and the importance of employee development training programmes as a valuable tool in engaging, motivating and recruiting staff. Helen will share her personal insights into the importance of training and why she thinks many companies fail to see a decent return on their investment in training, and what they can do to remedy it.CONNEXIONS

 

The biz4Biz awards 2018 — recognising excellence in business across Hertfordshire

The biz4Biz Awards 2018 - Impartial. Expertly judged. Open to all those involved in a business based in Hertfordshire.

The biz4Biz Awards are impartial, independent awards that can be won by anyone involved in business in Hertfordshire. The aim of The biz4Biz Awards is to seek out examples of being the best at what we do.

Online nomination and voting is open until the end of November 2017. Nominees from the Top 20 will then be invited to attend a judging day at a Hertfordshire hotel during January 2018.

The glittering biz4Biz Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 2nd March 2018 at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. The host for The biz4Biz Awards ceremony will be Eamonn Holmes.

All nominees will have the opportunity to publicise on The biz4Biz Awards website with award winners having full on-going publicity following the awards ceremony.

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biz4Biz magazine

biz4Biz Insight is packed with thought-provoking articles, news and comment. We have a wide variety of interesting columnists and guest writers giving their views on a range of topics and issues that affect the SME business community.

In the latest issue:

  • biz4Biz Connexions with Click Honey and DVANA
  • Animal Care Trust - can you support your local vet college?
  • Magnite PR - influence the influencers
  • Transport plans for Hertfordshire with Derrick Ashley
  • Impellus Business Training
  • Millenials ticking time bomb with Helen Thomson
  • Herts Uni with Quentin McKeller
  • biz4Biz Awards Night - what's in store for the finalists?
  • Meet the biz4Biz Awards 2018 sponsors
  • The big interview - John Patasavellas from Altro Flooring
  • Good to work for - Richmond House Group
  • Food review - Needham House
  • Walking in Watford with Smart Cover Insurance
  • Business needs stability with Martin Williams from George Hay
  • People in business with Claire Brindle of Smart10
  • The UK needs a bolder strategy with Adrian Hawkins
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Unemployment Falls followed by wages

Real UK wages are lagging behind steadily increasing inflation which grew 2.16% over the summer while earnings rose by just 2.1%. These figures follow 7 months of negative pay growth while inflation remains at a 6 year high. Therefore, while the economy is 4.4% bigger per person than 10 years ago, wages are still no higher. For actual people this means that essentials are becoming more expensive and most people in work are considerably worse off. One think tank has estimated that households are whopping £309 worse off than at this time last year.

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A look at the UK skills gap as 2017 draws to a close

The UK skills gap sees British companies short 20,000 engineers and technicians every year. This means we will be in need of 1.8 million by 2025. The struggle to find qualified employees costs businesses £2 billion per year. A shocking 90% of employers have reported struggling to recruit employees in the last 12 months. In addition, companies are taking on average 2 months longer to fill vacancies which is costing them millions as they hike wages in order to attract staff. Many are opting to provide on-the-job training because they can’t find recruits with the required skills.

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