Posted on 10th September 2018
The numerically based 1 to 9 grading system for GCSE’s was introduced in 2017. In a recent survey commissioned by OFQUAL it was reported that 23% of employers thought the top band was 1 and not 9 which it actually is.
Posted on 29th March 2018
We love the varied nature of our job because every day is different and every situation is unique because it will refer to a particular business. Even situations that look similar on paper will be different in practice because our guidance will help business owners manage in the way they want to and not in prescriptive, one size fits all manner.
Posted on 29th August 2017
Pennine Business Partners are hosting a series of 3 seminars in the coming months which focus on common challenges faced by business owners - and you are invited!
Posted on 24th August 2017
Pupils anticipating their GCSE results this week will for the first time receive a number grade between 1-9 rather than a letter grade for English Literature, English Language, and Maths.
Yet, despite coming into effect, a recent study published by the Confederation of British Industry and Pearson discovered that more than a third of businesses were unaware of the changes and a further 29% said they were aware of the change but didn’t understand how it worked.
Posted on 25th January 2017
Business owners know that productivity and profitability depends on the quality and engagement of their workforce. That’s why recruiting the right people for the job and the business are important to ongoing performance and success.
Industry statistics show that the true cost of recruitment can be up to 2.5 times the salary of the role in question – so it pays to do it right! Here are five tips to help you recruit the right person for your next vacancy.
Posted on 22nd May 2015
At Pennine Business Partners we have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Executive to join our growing team.
We’re looking for someone with a keen interest in all aspects of marketing communications to provide marketing support for our wide range of clients.
Posted on 11th November 2013
Chamber HR's "60 Useful Minutes" on Thursday 28th November (8.30 am at the Stable Block, Lockwood HD4 6EN) will provide valuable tips to help you avoid expensive mistakes.
Posted on 7th January 2013
How fascinating is the contrast between the entrepreneurial American and the staid English traditionalists in the new series of “Mr Selfridge”. Even more amusing is to watch through the eyes of my two teenage daughters, affronted by the notion that shop girls who got married would have to leave! Thankfully, things have moved on somewhat since the early 1900s, although it took until 1975 for the Sex Discrimination Act to come into being.