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Mar28th 2013

A well-structured job description is vital for attracting the right candidates for your role. Beyond the recruitment process, it then helps employees understand their responsibilities and helps you evaluate their performance. The job description allows you to showcase the job and is your opportunity to attract the mo...

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Mar14th 2013

In a busy jobs market like the one we are currently experiencing, competition for roles is higher than ever and so differentiating plays an integral part in getting the job you really want. The CV is the crucial starting point, it is the first representation of you to an employer or recruiter and so you...

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Mar14th 2013

A recent article from industry title Recruiter with figures from the Office of National Statistics suggests further positivity in the jobs market and good news for the recruitment industry. For September – December 2012 unemployment was at its lowest in 18 months, dropping to 2.5m -the equivalent to 7.8% of the ad...

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Feb28th 2013

So many factors effect supply chain efficiency and so many FDs have experiences to share; it made for a lively discussion in the workshops at our recent NWFD Network events. The most popular scenarios that effect supply chain efficiency include;  Elements coming from many different suppliers No spare parts or reserv...

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Feb22nd 2013

At our Manchester NWFD event recently we welcomed CLB Coopers who presented to the network updates on tax and audit issues which may affect their businesses. Changes to the Audit threshold, effective from October 2012 mean that some companies will no longer have to partake in an audit that previously did. The criteri...

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Feb15th 2013

With the new legislation effective from April 2013, RTI is a hot topic in finance departments and so made for great discussion in our recent NWFD event workshops. At the moment it all depends of the size of your business and number of employees as to when you have to get involved – but the...

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Feb1st 2013

Cloud is an increasingly popular tool used by businesses, but many are still unaware of its full potential. We invited Paul Sweeney, MD of award winning The National Cloud to talk to the NWFD Manchester network on how it works. The Cloud can h help to keep businesses going – and growing, and there are no limi...

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Jan31st 2013

AFR Consulting have kicked off 2013 with a great month following a restructure and re focus of the business at the end of 2012. Director Phil Scott said: “We have taken things back to basics concentrating on our established team of consultants and core service offering; providing all levels of finance staff to SMEs...

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Jan18th 2013

At our recent NWFD Network event in Lancashire, event partners Moore and Smalley and guests Napthens presented on share option schemes. The two main contributors to the success of these schemes is; making sure you have the right legalities in place – and this is where Keith Melling from Napthens helped out on t...

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Jan17th 2013

At our recent North West Finance Director Network event in Lancashire, Joseph Cave from Barclays bank discussed payment options available when trading on an International scale and the pros and cons of these methods. There is a lot to consider when entering this new realm of trading, and each different country and ev...

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