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Proud to be an Export Champion

East of England Export Champion 2020 4Col thumbnail2US2U Consulting have been awarded the prestigious title of 2020 Export Champion by the UK Department for International Trade.

This is in recognition of the international work we have done over the last few years, with international projects and trade visits to the likes of Belgium, Ireland, Canada, USA and across the Middle East - along with the insights our teams can share with other businesses looking to export their goods and services. Read more >>>

Staff Engagement

Staff Engagement

  • Being Better at Managing People with Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

    "Very enjoyabe session."

    "Good event and subjects!"

    "I think the Chamber Sessions are an excellent idea, I look forward to attending future Sessions on wider topics."

    "A thought provoking session on Managing People. Useful tools provided to use."

    "Very informative and relevant."

    "Really informative and excellent delivery of the topic, very helpful."

    "Very good, informative session. Well presented."

    "Really interesting concepts and ideas were presented by a trainer I'd never come across before, but who was really good at motivating me to do new things in the office."

    These are some of the comments from Rachel Blackburn’s session which focused on Staff engagement, Adapting your leadership style, Dealing with difficult conversations and Coaching to raise standards of performance.

  • Coffee and Bacon Rolls with Norwich Entrepreneurs

    coffee-and-bacon-rolls-with-norwich-entrepreneurs The Norwich Entrepreneurs' Breakfast Club invited US2U Consulting's managing director Rachel Blackburn to deliver a presentation at their recent event.

    The Entrepreneurs' Club, which is joint-sponsored by The FD Centre, PwC, HSBC and Birketts, endeavours to unite likeminded business people to discuss and share best practice over a cup of coffee and a bacon roll.

    Rachel presented on the issues around motivation and staff engagement including the importance of maintaining a strong sense of teamwork, keeping communications open, embracing innovation, optimism and inspiring through leadership consistent with company values.

    The morning was really positive and Rachel was delighted to be given the opportunity to share her ideas.

  • US2U Consulting Podcast - Managing Generation Z

    In the latest edition of the US2U Consulting Podcast, Founder & Director Rachel Blackburn sits down with our current Summer Intern Charlotte Knight to discuss the topic of Managing Generation Z.

    Generation Z is the demographic cohort after Millennials and before Generation Alpha. Anyone born between 1997-2012 are in Generation Z, also known as 'Gen Z' or even 'Zoomers'.

    Gen Z are a technology-centred generation but also like in-person interaction - they enjoy both online and in-person working environments. For Gen Z is it very important that a job provides value, good pay, development for them and is fun. Watch the podcast discussion below and let us know what your thoughts are!

    It has been a good experience for us to have a member of Generation Z on our team doing work experience as our Marketing Services Intern. Charlotte has also put together a guide for managing Generation Z employees, including her top 10 tips for getting the best out of this generation of staff:

    1. Communicate regularly online and in person 2. Give regular feedback 3. Provide a career development plan 4. Give them responsibility 5. Create a fun and enriching work environment 6. Provide job security and reasonable pay 7. Ask for their opinion 8. Provide mental health support 9. Provide professional support 10. Create an inclusive team

    This guide also explains how to create a fun work environment, the benefits of recruiting Gen Z and motivational theories to help manage them. Download for free here: US2U Consulting's Guide to Managing Generation Z

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about how US2U Consulting can help you get the best out of your staff.