Blog - September 2017

  • What the shift away from legacy technology means for manufacturing

    Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    The manufacturing industry is changing. With Brexit, fluctuating GBP value, and a period of political uncertainty, the need for a productivity boost in the manufacturing sector is more essential than ever to maintain our global positioning. Currently, however, a large proportion of manufacturers are still trudging on with legacy technologies – sweating their assets to maximise profitability. ...

  • How to attract and retain the best staff

    Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    In 2016, there were 5.5 million businesses in the UK, with over 99% of those being small or medium sized businesses (SMB’s). For prospective employees looking for work there is plenty of choice, but if you’re trying to hire new staff, why should they come and work for you over another company and once there, - why shouldn’t they leave you for someone else?  Not every company can afford to have ...

  • Supply vs. demand: the shifting power generation landscape

    Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    With increasing investment across Europe, renewable and ‘green’ technologies are seeing a resurgence, becoming an essential part of critical infrastructure in many G7 nations. The Paris Climate Change Agreement, which as of September 2017, 195 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) members have signed, has set forth goals for each member to reach in order to deal with the ...

  • Decisions, decisions: How to choose between job offers

    Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    It’s a nice problem to have, but choosing between job offers can be a difficult and stressful task. And time is not a luxury. Although you’re clearly in popular demand, you don’t want to get off on the wrong foot with a new employer by deliberating over either position for too long. So how can you cut the internal dialogue and come to a decision? Personally, we’ve not always found the advice ...

  • How to get noticed for a job well done

    Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    ‘Quick to criticise and slow to praise’: Does this sum up your manager? Recent research found that 37% of managers avoid giving positive feedback to employees. Rather counter-productive really considering employees who receive regular feedback are more committed, more motivated, and more likely to deliver value to the business. The fact that 58% of employees say the answer to improving employee ...