In our latest handy hints article, Denise Butler at Peacock Risk Management explains how law firms can become more profitable by reviewing work currently undertaken and establishing a new division to cater for new work types added into the mix. Denise's advice ranges from recruiting the right people to achieving quality standards.
Our charity crusade continues. Since our last charity update only a few weeks ago, we've raised dress-down funds for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, held another blood donor session and arranged a Macmillan coffee and cake event to coincide with the national 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' campaign tomorrow. Read more including a thank you message from Tom Cuff-Burnett at The Soldiers' Charity.
Are firms doing enough to measure, manage and create efficient working practice in order to protect margin? In short, the answer has to be ‘no’. There are some firms that are doing it very well, but even then there are always improvements that could be made. Most others aren’t. In this top tips article, Andy Poole, Armstrong Watson, offers easy-to-follow advice on how to change behaviours and maximise results.
We're organising a midday social event on 5th October where we'll get to know our Middlesbrough Wilton Centre neighbours and nearby-located clients better by chatting over lunch. We'll also present a cheque for £6,145 to the Alzheimer's Society from our recent Hadrian's Wall walk charity fundraiser. Register to attend our free lunchtime gathering.
It may be peak holiday season for most, but we haven't taken a break from our monthly charity dress-down-Fridays. In July, our Manchester-based employees selected local cancer treatment and research centre, The Christie, for our fundraised monies. Our donation will help The Christie to provide services over and above what the NHS funds, and support those affected by cancer both now and in the future.
As it's August, the world and his wife are planning a week or two's holiday for some much-needed rest and recuperation from the daily grind. Does that include you? Can a colleague cover for you while you're away? And, are you able to monitor things from the beach (or other, equally desirable holiday destination)? Find out about our holiday cover options which include temporary outsourced cashiering and payroll support, and accessed-virtually-anywhere hosted software.