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If you have an advanced degree in Business Administration, you have probably realized that there are more business opportunities and career paths available that you hadn’t been aware of in the past. One of these such paths is Supply Chain Management (SCM). SCM explained simply is the management of the flow of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption. It may sound simple enough, but there are many tasks and processes involved with SCM. Allocation of production, inventory,…

There’s so much more to your company than what it sells. The feeling you get when you walk through the office doors is what really defines your brand, attracts top talent, and builds loyal customers. Unfortunately, as your budding venture grows, it’s easy to lose sight of those feelings. Just look at Starbucks. The coffee powerhouse is a classic example of a company that lost its culture through growth. Its hyper-expansion — which even prompted The Onion to joke that the company was…

Investment in a good driver helps businesses achieve maximum value of their fleets, including efficient fuel consumption, increased road safety and protection of the company image and reputation. Employers need to think long and hard about the type of driver that they want to attract and how they are going to attract them to their business. Good hiring decisions will mean that you are more likely to have the best drivers operating your vehicles and representing your business, and it goes…

The thing about hiring is that it’s a continual process. You’ll keep needing to hire people as long as you’re in business. And when someone quits your company abruptly, you’ve got to move quickly to find a replacement so that business can continue without interruption. But our traditional method of finding employees — typically job boards — often fail employers. When you list a position on Monster, CareerBuilder, or Craigslist, you’re typically inundated with a flood of resumes…

The weather outside is cold and dreary, as we all suffer from lack of sleep and too much caffeine intake, dryathlons and new found diets are taking their toll; it appears the working class have a minor case of the blues. Even the last-season sales don’t seem to be helping, okay maybe they do a little, but they’re serving as a distraction from the workload which is amassing. With a new year comes new beginnings. But getting into the swing of things is often easier said than done.…

A friend who keeps a keen eye on sales noted that Best Buy had a great deal on Apple laptops just before Christmas. He and his wife both needed one, so he bought two. A week after the purchase, he got an email saying that he had $40 in loyalty program credits. It turns out he also needed two new Wii U controllers at $40 each, so he used the credit and essentially got one for free. Now he is beginning to watch his Best Buy loyalty points. If he makes a significant electronics or appliance…

The recent hackings of computer systems at Sony Pictures (the movie division) and Sony Computer Entertainment (the PlayStation division) are not new problems for the company. Specifically, in April, 2011, that same Sony Computer Entertainment division had the same problem as recently; its online gaming service called the PlayStation Network was seriously hacked. The service was shut down for almost a month and the personal data of tens of millions of customers was put at risk. In 2011, the CEO…

Travelling for business has witnessed a tremendous rise in the last couple of years and global entrepreneurs of tomorrow are not shying away from the prospects of travelling to new lands to expand their scope for new and better opportunities. The conventional ways of running a business have given way to more sophisticated and technology-oriented practices that make it possible for the modern entrepreneur to connect with his associates and stay abreast of the day-to-day business operations. It…

To improve productivity, businesses can implement various numbers of different activities that can help sustain the performance of the employees and control the company better. There has been an increase in the importance of management teams and research has led us to come up with team-building games or activities that can help in building a diligent workforce. There are a number of benefits of these activities that organizations need to be aware of: Any problems that may be affecting an…

Whilst there is no statutory definition of what an “Intern” is in Employment legislation in Ireland, in the majority of cases, an Intern is a person who is engaged in an Organisation with the purpose of gaining an insight and experience of a particular area of business. A significant number of Interns come to Organisations through university programmes, the Job Bridge Intern scheme, which is a national scheme, or simply on an informal basis for the opportunity to gain experience in a…