Due to the increase in competition in the online marketing space, every business must find innovative ways to improve, keep customers, and win new ones. Your customers are aware of the competition, and they know they can always consider other options if they are not satisfied with your service. Not only will some customers leave, but they may also ...

Advice from RVU’s Data and Analytics Executive, Safiyah Raja, on what teams should know about those partaking in Ramadan, and how best to support them. Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims across the world which involves fasting (no food or water) during daylight hours. The goal is to build good habits, become kinder and more charitable. Muslims break ...

New research has found almost a third of interviewers admit to not hiring someone based on something they have seen in a candidate’s video backdrop, with a further 58% saying a messy room in the background could cost someone the job. A poll of recruitment decision-makers reveals modern day job interview faux pas, such as 20% of calls have ...

Today, a representative action has been filed in the London High Court on behalf of thousands of businesses that have been grossly overcharged for intellectual property (IP) services, as part of a secret commissions scheme. The claim alleges that IP law firm Marks & Clerk (M&C) referred their clients’ patent, design and trade mark renewals work to CPA Global, ...

By now, we all know that getting back to “normal” will, for many people, not involve going back to work in the way we did before Covid-19 hit. Terms such as “remote working”, “agile working”, and “flexible working” are now used interchangeably to indicate how the workplace will look as we start to ease out of lockdown. But for ...

The loss of mental capacity of a director, partner or shareholder could be devastating for a business unless there are the necessary safeguards in place. Just consider: what would happen if a business owner or majority shareholder was unable to make critical decisions – would someone be able to authorise payments, enter into contracts and keep the business running? ...

The UK economy “showed some improvement” in February after growing by 0.4%, according to official figures. However, the Office for National Statistics said the economy was still 7.8% smaller than a year earlier, before the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus restrictions remained in place to varying degrees across all four nations of the UK throughout January and February. ...

Microsoft Corp plans to buy a tech firm known for helping to develop Apple’s Siri speech recognition software in a deal valued at $19.7bn (£13.3bn). The purchase of Nuance Communications is the second largest in Microsoft’s history, after its acquisition of networking site LinkedIn in 2016. Microsoft said it would bolster its software and artificial intelligence expertise for healthcare ...

The UK is edging towards a new deal with the EU on Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland with the potential for easing border checks on certain goods. Officials in London and Brussels have been involved in intense “technical talks” in the past two weeks over the future checks on food, plants and parcels going from Great Britain to Northern ...

Shoppers have surged back onto high streets across England and Wales as fashion stores, toy shops, hairdressers and other nonessential retailers reopened their doors for the first time in more than three months. The number of people in shopping destinations by 3pm on Monday was more than doublethe level of the previous Monday and only just over a quarter ...