We have just finished doing another small assignment for a Company in team building and it still amazes us that some folk still don't have the basics of being able to apply good leadership or management skills when it comes to morale and motivating your staff.
We have now done 3 of these types of gigs this year and the most common pitiful that we tend to come across is:
This is just plain rude and it can quickly kill all employee motivation.
There’s nothing worse than getting your hopes up, only to have them destroyed. A promise is sacred. If you promise to do something for an employee, you better be able to keep it.
One of the biggest keys to successful employee engagement is building trust between the company and its employees.
Like any relationship, if there’s no trust, it won’t work out
To quote Zig Ziglar, the lesson here is simple — 'keep your word. Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life'
How quickly time goes. In February i started fundraising for this amazing charity and now its only one week away before i fly out to Cambodia for this 110km trek from Siam Reap to Angkor Wat.
I have and continue to receive great support and I'm so pleased to see donations coming through. Its not to late to donate so please click on the link and send through what you can to support this charity.
Apta Consultancy is delighted to announce that it has extended its portfolio of services to include affordable jargon – free legal support.
Whilst the UK Government has adopted an agile approach to ICT procurement and delivery, we want to get you thinking about our own agile approach and consider trying out a modern –day alternative to that traditional law firm you might use. This means dispelling the myths about boring, grey suited lawyers and providing you with a fresh approach, in a language that you can understand and at a cost that you can afford.
We are by no means a law firm and we are certainly not your typical boutique legal temping agency. We are however, Trusted Advisors that have access to a number of highly qualified commercial lawyers who love the practical application of the commercial law and who can deliver real quality practical advice in a refreshing and straightforward way. Our commercial lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience having previously worked for top international law firms as well as in-house legal roles. So if you are looking to take a fresh approach to how you procure your legal services, take a look at us first.
At Apta we can now provide you with flexible access to specialist legal support that fits the needs of your business and allows you to budget more comfortably. You can also take comfort from the fact that we pride ourselves on providing clear and transparent pricing models at all times.
We want you to make the right choices. You could:
Or you could talk to us in the first instance and make a more informed choice about what’s right for your business.
Use our contact us page on our website or simply click on this link: www.aptaconsultancy.com/contact-us
The new Public Contract Regulations 2015 replaces the 2006 Public Contracts Regulations. It will take time before some of these new concepts and approaches bed in, although we note that some indicative procurement pipelines indicate that the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are preparing for the New European Single Procurement Document (ESPD); albeit the date by which to introduce the ESPD for the UK has not yet been finalised.
The ESPD will essentially work as a self-certification document whereby potential bidders will need to self-declare that they are not within the exclusion regulation criteria. They will be able to make this declaration without the need to submit proof and thus will only need to evidence this should they (and only if requested by the awarding body) be subsequently selected as the appointed supplier - one might argue this is a passport entry ticket but only validated once you cross the border!
The idea behind the ESPD, is that bidders will be able to complete this document once and subsequently rely on it as preliminary evidence of meeting various pre-qualification standards, thus saving on the time and effort needed to repeatedly complete PQQ’s. All very well but this does not come without risk!
In a recent published article by Supply Management one major flaw to note is: what happens when the identified ‘appointed supplier’ cannot provide the proof? Couple this problem with the overall evaluation criteria split, whereby we have recently seen too much weight being factored into the price, (which can often lead to suppliers submitting proposals at a low price, simply to win the business -which then becomes apparent when they start to fail during delivery) and you start to get a sense of the real risks that lie ahead for government buyers, as a result of Lean Processes being introduced. Don’t get us wrong we very much endorse Lean Procurement, but not at the expense of cutting short the true value add of looking back on the suppliers financial standing, capacity and capability; all key facets of of any sound procurement strategy. It is therefore important that the commercial capacity and capability across central government does not come under threat as a result of departments being increasingly under pressure to cut costs.
This table sets out the minimum key timescales relating to the main contract award procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Please note that this does not include for the appropriate time period that buyers will need to give for other aspects of the procurement process such as: the evaluation of tender responses.
The support and donations that I have received for this fundraising has been absolutely fantastic. With only 8 weeks to go before I set off to Cambodia the target has almost been reached.
Collectively we have hit 89% of the target required (which is an amazing £3,397.61) so I need one final push from my network to support this great cause. With every single penny you donate now, means 100% of your donation goes straight to Macmillan.
Whats more amazing is that the Group of 35 (who i will only get to know on the day of travel at Heathrow Airport) have collectively raised £119,595.
This could already pay for a Macmillan nurse for over two years.
Please make a donation - not matter how small through: https://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Pestell/
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