Apprentice of the Year Awards 2013

The Apprentice of the Year Awards recognise the success of Apprentices who have made a real difference to their own future and to the organisation they work for.

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Local construction firms scoop top Federation of Master Builders awards

TWO local building firms have been recognised with prestigious Master Builder of the Year Awards.

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Get Skilled Or Die Part II

The skills needed to succeed in the workplace have changed over the years and are about to go through another transformation. Such change is not new as the first significant change in the skills needed to survive took place when our ancestors moved from being hunter-gatherers to use tools to work the land.

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New business models in high value manufacturing

Innovation in high value manufacturing frequently creates a need for new business models – new and varied ways of creating, delivering and capturing value.

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Web Hosting for Start-Ups

Web Hosting for Start-Ups seems to be one of those grey areas. Most start-ups forget to factor this cost into the budget. Some people see web hosting as a very technical subject with huge words that can baffle you. However finding a good web hosting company can be the hardest part.

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If you are not LinkedIn, you are locked out!

It is often be the first port of call for a potential employer, as nowadays many organisations will immediately ‘Google’ you when they receive your application and a LinkedIn profile usually appears in the top three search results.

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Avoid slips and trips in the workplace

Although they might not sound serious, slips and trips account for a third of all major injuries reported in the workplace. Approximate costs to businesses and the economy are more than £500 million a year.

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Retailers going bust failed to develop e-commerce strategy

Following the recent collapse of several high street retailers, Paul McGarrity explores the impact of the internet on retail THE UK high street is experiencing its own winter of discontent this January as some of the biggest names in high street retail went bust.

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Dragons Den at CKS Community Centre

The Chairman of Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson, has launched a new initiative aimed at encouraging young entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas and establish small enterprises in their own local communities.

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Technology at Work Conference 2013

Come along to the FREE event showcasing the latest innovations and technology solutions developed by Northern Ireland businesses and providing a platform for delegates to meet, listen, discuss and showcase how technology can offer solutions and new opportunities across all industry sectors.

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How to cope with a cash flow crisis

OMAGH-based accountant Seamus McCaffrey has confirmed to Farming Life that cash flow challenges have increased on local farms year-on-year.

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CR Signs talk about their Career Choices

Name: Connor O’Doherty Age: 31 Job: Owner of CR Signs, Gortrush Industrial Estate, Omagh

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Tyrone firm wins huge building projects

A Tyrone construction firm has won two multi-million pound contracts in the Republic of Ireland.

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Employment status

The way you work – and the way people work for you – have very important legal implications.

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Entrepreneurs: The New Superheroes

The world is changing with such speed that our political leaders are finding it increasingly difficult to understand what needs to be done to revive the economy. One proposal, increasingly promoted by governments, policy makers and educational institutions, is the provision of support for entrepreneurs.

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Employers – why not consider ApprenticeshipsNI

The Department for Employment and Learning has launched a campaign to raise awareness amongst employers of its ApprenticeshipsNI programme.

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Mervyn gives message of hope in growth

Recession felt most keenly in Northern Ireland, says King

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Twitter and your business – practical advice

This article is not about abstract terms like social CRM as a strategy or about customer engagement and the new customer experience. No. This article is about simple, practical advice on how you can put Twitter to good use.

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Save money by using energy more efficiently

Saving energy doesn’t need to involve expensive new equipment – it’s often about changes in behaviour and using existing equipment more efficiently.

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Target obesity in the workplace, say business leaders

Business leaders in Northern Ireland are calling on the government to target the workplace to help tackle obesity.

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