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    • 7 Things to do before you ask for a pay rise

      7 Things to do before you ask for a pay rise

      Tuesday 7th Apr 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      If you want to earn more money you have two choices: look for another job, or buck up the courage to ask for a pay rise. However, no matter how desperately you need the pay rise or how much you think you deserve it, there are few things you need to consider before knocking on your boss’ door. Think these things through before you do that and ...Read More...
      Food fraud on the rise

      Food fraud on the rise

      Wednesday 25th Mar 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      In 2014 the UK was rocked by the horsemeat scandal when tests done on ‘beef’ in local supermarket retailers revealed that it wasn’t beef at all, but rather horse from a dubious source. While this saga made headline news across the globe it is unfortunately not an isolated incident. Food fraud is common practice in the food manufac...Read More...
      Staff retention and how to do it

      Staff retention and how to do it

      Monday 16th Mar 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      When you add up the time and costs involved in replacing a member of your team, the results can we quite shocking.  It therefore makes sense to try and retain your staff, or at least the good ones!  Here are some handy tips to help you: Know your team – talk to them as much as you can about their role and also about themselves.&n...Read More...
      How to motivate your staff

      How to motivate your staff

      Wednesday 4th Mar 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      In any industry it is important to not only hire good employees, but also be able to keep them. Getting someone onboard and training them up to a level where they are performing well takes time, effort and money. It is therefore worthwhile to invest in keeping staff motivated. There is no one size fits all way to motivate your staff. Certainly off...Read More...
      What has happened to the UK milk industry?

      What has happened to the UK milk industry?

      Wednesday 18th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Cheaper isn’t always better, even though it appears to have a short term benefit. Sure customers may accept competitive pricing benefits offered by large retailers, but there is a more important question to ask: What is it doing to the UK milk industry? Already reports are reflecting that current trends are unsustainable. While some farmers ...Read More...
      What’s going to happen to the UK retail market?

      What’s going to happen to the UK retail market?

      Monday 16th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      The festive season is traditionally the busiest time of the year for retailers. However, this was not the case for Morrisons, one of the UK’s biggest retailers, who saw sales declining by 3.1%. In January sales continued to decline and on the back of this the CEO has resigned. According to an article on foodmanufacture.co.uk, it is the big fo...Read More...
      How to attract the best graduates into your business

      How to attract the best graduates into your business

      Wednesday 11th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Starting out, many graduates have loads of ambition and enthusiasm which can foster great energy and creativity within a business. They are looking to kick start their career and if your business can offer them what they are looking for, you may well find some very valuable employees. According to the Food and Drink Federation, the industry will n...Read More...
      New Year, New Career

      New Year, New Career

      Wednesday 4th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      It is hard to believe that January has already come and gone, 2015 has undoubtedly gotten off to a face paced start. The question is: what are you going to do about it? Is this the year for a change – to maybe find a better position in a better company?  Maybe make some more money and move up in the world. And if that is what you have in...Read More...
      Would you buy a horse burger in McDonald’s?

      Would you buy a horse burger in McDonald’s?

      Tuesday 13th Jan 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Firstly, let me immediately clarify my question before I am sued to within an inch of my life by some nasty lawyers.  I am of course in no way insinuating that McDonald’s have, do or will serve horse burgers.  I am merely posing the hypothetical question that if they did, or any other fast food outlet for that matter did, would you ...Read More...
      Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014

      Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014

      Wednesday 26th Nov 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Hands up who enjoyed the 2014 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards?  Well you obviously can’t see us here at b3 jobs, but if you could then you would see a full house!  Congratulations to all the winners, especially Jodie Adcock of Thorntons who won our sponsored category of Young Talent of the Year.  I was very proud to be abl...Read More...