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Rocking The Boat – introducing a newbie to the team.

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By admin In any business where people work as part of a team, success depends on the team working well together.  This means that everyone is not only tolerant of each other, but sees themselves as an important part of the group. Often when the team undergoes a change, because someone leaves or someone joins, […]

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Drive Encryption – Worth the Time and Effort

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As the evolution of mobile computing has opened up new ways of working more efficiently, many of us now carry devices containing personal and sensitive information with us everyday. However, have you stopped to consider how safe that data is? Attitudes towards information security are changing, as the precautions that were once considered acceptable, are […]

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Invest in Your Staff

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By admin A business could not be successful without the services of the employees.  People make the business and they usually hold a great deal of intangible knowledge that is highly valuable. When the employees are feeling motivated and content, working comfortably together or alongside each other, there are many benefits.  Work will be more […]

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Take 5 Positive Business Steps in 2013

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1. Gather Information & Make PlansThe first step in taking positive action is to gather information about the business. You could look at the number of credit notes issued, cost of outsourced labour, amount of energy used, number of customer complaints or general customer satisfaction. Once measured, realistic projects and targets can then be set […]

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Measurement: Essential for Managing Risk

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Measurement is a process we use every day of our lives. Whether its measuring time, volume, temperature, length, quantity or asking for a pint. It would be difficult to get through a day without it. Measurement is also applied to more abstract uses for example a paramedic may ask a patient to rate pain on […]

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Building A Compatible Team

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By admin It is very important when building a team to select the right people so that they will work well together.  Or is it?  Is it possible that you can just take any bunch of people and with a little extra effort, build many different personalities into a successful team? A team is often […]

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Fighting Depression Naturally

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By admin Clinical Depression is associated with low levels of Serotonin (the satisfaction chemical) and Dopamine (the motivation chemical).  These levels fall at night time in everyone, if they didn’t it could become difficult to get to sleep. Therefore, night time and on waking the levels are likely to be low.  If someone is suffering […]

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EU Timber Regulation. Notes.

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EU Timber Regulation comes in to force in 2013, but what are the requirements? The regulation prohibits the “first placing” of illegally harvested timber and timber products into European markets. Therefore, organisations placing timber or timber products on the market should operate a due diligence system to demonstrate compliance with the regulations. The system should […]

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Industry Focus

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This month Assent Risk Management is focusing on some of the key industries we work in by publishing 'industry pages' on our website. These pages will help guide you straight to the services that are most useful to your business. Our consultants, engineers and auditors apply their experience of particular industries to understand the risks […]