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Need to know: regional headcount

23 Feb 2009

How many people work in each of the main regions? How has this changed over the past year? Understanding how...

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Need to know: company’s key customers

13 Feb 2009

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Need to know: employee numbers

23 Jan 2009

How many people work in each of the product areas? How has this figure changed in recent years?While all HR...

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Need to know: describe a competitor’s structure

31 Oct 2008

Understanding your competitors is a very important way of understanding your own company or organisation better because it is only...

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Staff ratios: Need to know

8 Aug 2008

What is the ratio of HR people to employees? The ratio of HR people to employees can be a useful...

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Need to know: Company culture

28 Jul 2008

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the culture with regard to achieving the business strategy?
Everyone thinks that they...

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Need to know: the ratio of producers to support staff

15 Jul 2008

What is the ratio of producers to support staff in the company?You probably already know this information, as it is...

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Need to know: key customers

2 Jul 2008

Who are the key customers for your main products? And how long have they been customers of the company?

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Key products expansion plans: what you need to know

23 Jun 2008

What are the expansion plans for the key products, by region and by customer?The expansion plans for key products both...

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Staff costs – what you need to know

17 Jun 2008

Staff costs – what is the total staff and benefits bill?
Just as any manager should be familiar with the...

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Measuring performance: need to know

10 Jun 2008

Describe the key factors used to measure employee performance – formally and informally. Most businesses will have formal, business specific,...

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External influences: need to know

3 Jun 2008

Describe the main external influences on your businessThere are essentially five external factors that might influence your business, and an...

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Need to know: Target revenue

8 Apr 2008

What is the target revenue for this financial year?
Why you need to know
: You should always try to...

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Need to know: share prices

4 Apr 2008

What is the current share price and what influences its movement?Why you need to knowIt is very important to understand...

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Need to know: Business support

28 Mar 2008

Why you need to know:
Most HR people will know who the head of their own business unit is, but...

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