Tags: Olympics

People 1st Training Company launches management training to help businesses ensure Olympic legacy

Following the success of London 2012, and as National Customer Service Week highlights the importance of visitor welcome (1-7 October), the People 1st Training Company has developed the WorldHost Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance programme to train management and supervisors in companies wishing to ensure a positive and lasting customer service legacy. Prior to…

Anthony Cooper: Olympic legacy: UK corporate culture’s clean bill of health

Anthony Cooper, managing director of business intelligence company Pearlfinders, discusses how the Olympics has left UK corporate culture at its fittest There has been a great deal of recent speculation surrounding what the Olympics would leave behind for UK business in its monumental wake. Despite sceptics predicting a city-wide public transport Armageddon and only temporary…

Praise for health and safety successes of London 2012

IOSH has paid tribute to the role pragmatic health and safety played in planning and delivering a successful Olympic Games. Despite initial concerns about transport and security voiced in the media, the Institution has praised the careful planning that has paid dividends to make sure crowds around London and the sporting venues were kept safe.…

Top energy firms announce major UK investments at London 2012 summit

During the Olympic Games, Ministers are hosting the Global Investment Conference, launching the British Business Embassy and its series of Global Business Summits. On 6 and 7 August, the focus is on energy Ministers have announced substantial new funding awards for Green investment. Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Vince Cable will today welcome substantial…

Graham Scrivener: What businesses can learn from the Olympics – an insider’s view

It’s the greatest UK peacetime operation in decades, with over 150,000 daily visitors to the Olympic park and it’s being run by over 72,000 volunteers, so what can the heads of business learn from the greatest feat of leadership; the Olympic Games? There may have been a few minor glitches, but it is fair to…

80% to trial flexible working over Olympics period

With the Olympics now into their second working day, employers in areas affected by transport issues have started to feel the effects of increased traffic and people. Over three-quarters (80%) of London businesses now claim to offer some form of teleworking to their employees, according to a new report launched by recruitment specialists, Harvey Nash…