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HR Forum: The Secrets of a Good Investigation

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This HR Forum will focus on the details of a careful and thorough investigation into grievances, harassment complaints, disciplinary and capability issues. It is the foundation on which defences in Tribunal proceedings will stand or fall and it is at the heart of ensuring fairness for all employees.

 

This event is now fully booked. To be placed on a cancellation list, please email your details to events@norfolkchamber.co.uk.

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Quarterly Economic Survey - Q3 2014

The Quarter 2, 2014 Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) reported that manufacturing and service sector figures had continued their growth with sales and export statistics showing an upward trend.

BCC Economic Forecast: 2014 growth to reach seven year high with slowdown to follow

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  • BCC upgrades 2014 GDP growth forecast from 3.1% to 3.2% - the highest growth rate since 2007
  • Growth forecast for 2015 upgraded from 2.7% to 2.8%, but remains unchanged for 2016 at 2.5%
  • First increase in official interest rates to 0.75% expected in Q1 2015
  • GDP growth will continue at a strong pace of 0.8% in Q3 2014
  • Exports of goods and services downgraded: from 1.9% to 0.8% for 2014, from 4.2% to 4.1% for 2015

Norfolk businesses are yet to utilise online to its advantage

By the end of 2015, the £41m deal between BT and Norfolk County Council will result in Norfolk’s businesses able to access high-speed broadband services. With the improved service comes the opportunity to improve online and social media performance for local businesses. In the last 6 months social media has become an increasingly key part of marketing campaigns with social media having a 100% higher lead-to-close rate than any other outbound marketing. Will Norfolk businesses be ready to take advantage of the opportunity to improve online connectivity?

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Offices to Let

Norwich Office To Let

Due to the phenomenal growth of our business over the last 3 years we are now looking at new offices to accommodate our increase in staff.

Over the last 4 years we have gone from 3 members of staff to now employing over 12 and are actively looking for new sales people to drive the business forward.

Our existing office, pictured, is situated on the Thorpe Road, opposite The Rushcutters pub being in a prime location to the A47 and only 10mins from the station but is bursting at the seams and with the help of some potential LEP growth fund monies a move is on the cards.

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Press Release - Excitement as responses reach record high

East Anglian wealth managers Chadwicks have been delighted by the response to their latest round of CPD seminars for solicitors and accountants. ‘When we started running these sessions we struggled to get six or seven attendees but just 18 months later we’ve seen a remarkable turnaround. After just one email we’ve had more than fifty people registering for our latest September session’ said business development manager Emma Clayton-Knight.

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6 Simple steps to writing the ultimate cover letter

So you’ve spotted the perfect job vacancy. You can bet that other job seekers have also seen it – especially if they’re signed up to the same recruitment agency. Without further ado, you need to get down to writing a cover letter that’ll get you onto that all-important interview shortlist.

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