NEW DATE! Innovating Business Growth – Harnessing the power of your workforce

Wednesday 31 October 2012 at Dean Clough Mill, Halifax. Email Claire Anderson on claire@bsvassociates.co.uk for further information

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BSV Associates at Kirklees Business Week – Growing your business through your workforce: a free event on Wednesday 26 September

As part of Kirklees Business Week BSV Associates are hosting a short seminar:  Growing your business through your workforce.

Find out more at http://kirkleesbusinessweek.co.uk/events/event/bsv

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Innovating Business Growth – harnessing the power of your workforce: Business development workshop for SMEs, a one day workshop on 11 October 2012, Dean Clough Mill, Halifax

Most businesses are busy doing what they do best – making and selling a product, or providing a service – but in an increasingly competitive world where money is tight and growth is restricted it is important, now more than ever, for businesses to explore new ways and means of sustaining and growing their business, improving performance and increasing competitiveness.

One of the most overlooked yet simple ways to maximise your business’s potential for growth is through the most valuable asset – our people.  Harnessing the power of our employees is essential to the success and growth of business.

Innovating Business Growth will prepare your organisation to meet the challenges ahead  through opening up strategies to motivate and engage your employees in the development of your business, providing you with tools to improve performance, increase innovation, improve workforce retention, reduce sickness absence and improve customer service.

If you are a small to medium sized business who wants to grow through harnessing the power of your workforce join us at Dean Clough Mill, Halifax on 11th October 2012 for our one day workshop.  You will have the opportunity to explore a range of strategies including performance management, giving your employees a voice, improving managers’ leadership skills and opening up development opportunities at minimal cost to the business.

The workshop will run from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm at a fee of £95.00 per delegate which includes all refreshments and a planning pack.  If you would like a booking form or more information about the day please contact Claire Anderson on 07956383558 or email Claire@bsvassociates.co.uk

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SPA research into the use of contextual data in admissions published

Kath and Jenny have been working on the SPA research: Fair Admissions to Higher Education – Research to describe the use of contextual data in admissions at a sample of universities and colleges in the UK, which has now been published at: www.spa.ac.uk/contextual-data/contextual_data_research_project.html

 The research provides an overview of current practices and thinking in universities and colleges through a consistent description and assessment of the use of contextual data. It looks at the evidence base for contextual data use in admissions; the approaches, practices and methodologies used; issues with regard to the provision and sources of data and how such data can add value to professionalism within HE admissions.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Chair of the SPA Steering Group and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter said:

“This report provides for the first time the wider picture on contextual data use in admissions and highlights the appetite in the higher education sector to demonstrate that fair admissions is taken seriously. It provides the basis for further work by SPA and others to drive up the quality and consistency of publicly available data to support universities and colleges wanting to use a wider range of data in their access and admissions work.”

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