Archive for January 25th, 2008

British Chambers of Commerce - Crime Against Business Survey

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January 25th, 2008

Business crime affects everyone; it deprives communities of much needed shops and amenities, it destroys employment opportunities and it can devastate the lives of managers and staff traumatised by violence and intimidation. Small businesses with few resources are particularly affected by crime which, in severe cases, can lead to their closure.

In order to gain an understanding of the seriousness of crime against business, both locally and nationally, the British Chambers of Commerce is carrying out a Crime Against Business Survey. I would therefore be grateful if you would kindly spare around 10 minutes completing our web survey.

Take the survey on the BCC website here.

Friday Fun - White Dwarf

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January 25th, 2008

white-dwarf.jpgIt’s Friday. Woo yay. So here’s a little game to play on your designated break.

In White Dwarf, you control the white circle. Collect the green circles whilst avoiding the red. The more greens you collect, the greater your gravitational pull, which attracts all colours. Use the blue dots to ‘bank’ your collection of greens.

Mindless fun or a thought-provoking and educational representation of the mighty forces of nature that control our very existence? Who knows…

Play White Dwarf here.

Could Your Boss Be Better?

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January 25th, 2008

I want that report by lunchtime!!! Channel Five are looking for a boss to take part in a new reality TV programme:

There’s no such thing as the perfect boss.but there’s always room for improvement

Are you willing to accept that an overhaul of the way you run your ship is well overdue? And could your company be doing better as a result?

Then nominate yourself for a brand new TV show.

talkbackTHAMES Television, the company who make The Apprentice, are producing a brand new programme that could change your working life for the better.

We want to find a boss whose leadership skills could do with a change and, using a variety of tactics, show them where things have gone wrong, so that they can put them right. Ideally they’ll end up with happier employees and a more successful business.

If you fit the bill, or if you can think of someone who does, please call us confidentially on 0207 861 8191 or e-mail

More info on the project…

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Do You Have Staff Aged 16-18?

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January 25th, 2008

The Government has identified that there are hundreds of 16-18yr olds across Merseyside currently in employment without qualifications.

Do you currently have staff in this age group who would benefit from training and achieving a recognised qualification?

Are you aware that training is 100% fully funded and can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation?

  • Trident Training Ltd (the training arm of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Industry) offer Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Retail, Customer Service, ICT and Accountancy.
  • Apprenticeships are available for your existing staff aged 16-18 with limited opportunities for those aged 19-24.
  • Designed to develop job related skills whilst providing relevant key skills to those with little experience in the workplace.
  • Apprenticeships are 100% fully funded and paper free (e-portfolio)
  • They can increase the young persons confidence and motivation whilst building on their literacy and numeracy skills
  • All Apprenticeships are tailored to meet the needs of  your organisation and those of the  individual
  • As an employer by becoming involved in Apprenticeships you’re showing your commitment to quality, investment in people and by investing in training it has been shown to help reduce staff turnover.

Benefits to the Learner:

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Quality training specific to job role
  • Build on Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Increase confidence and motivation
  • Enable learner to achieve their goals

Benefits to Employer:

  • Higher skilled staff
  • Quality training tailored to meet the needs of your business
  • Increased staff retention
  • Work-based, integrating training into the day to day activities relating to the individuals job role
  • e-portfolio - on line training that allows the learner access to their portfolio 24 hours per day from work or home, reduces the amount of paper used, cuts out bulky portfolios and it’s environmentally friendly!

For further details please contact the Recruitment team on 0151 236 3222 or e-mail

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