Blog: Business

Staff training in a classroom with post-it notes

Staff training has many benefits but evaluating Return on Investment (ROI) from conducting training is not the easiest job. Because of this difficulty, most small businesses fail to evaluate training thoroughly and rarely consider their ROI in monetary terms. However, there are relatively simple ways to calculate your training ROI, including the eight-step approach introduced by 1 HRFocus.

Derby city skyline

Professor Judith Lamie, Pro Vice-Chancellor - External Affairs at the University of Derby, discusses the power of the Midlands cities working collaboratively to enhance its reputation further on the global stage.

Chatsworth House against a backdrop of rolling, wooded hills

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, explains why the region is a great place to live, visit, work and study, and how universities have a part to play in strengthening the Midlands' reputation across the globe.

a student working in an engineering lab

Professor Warren Manning discusses how our innovations can improve productivity and competitiveness of businesses across the Midlands.

a train sitting on railway tracks outside a station

Professor Kamil Omoteso explains why the Midlands needs better transport connections to allow the region to succeed on the world stage.

A lake and bushes and trees surrounding it.

Business Management student Jonathan Storer immersed himself in the world of art fraud during his final-year Derby Business School fieldtrip to Copenhagen.

Different coloured plastic bottles being recycled

Business Management students Rachel Walker and Aimee Walsh are passionate about making a difference. They are part of the Plastic Fantastic project that aims to tackle plastic pollution.

Students jumping in front of a building

Event Management BA (Hons) student Maria Taneva was part of our five-strong team who travelled to the Netherlands to challenge the best in Europe in the EMCup 2019, an annual competition for hotel management schools.

Back of the head of a person with their hair in a bun

Mental health in the workplace is high on the national agenda. Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Psychotherapy at the University of Derby, looks at how NLP can help.

People walking carrying shopping bags

Has the single-use carrier bag charge succeeded in changing consumer behaviour, or are the retailers themselves reaping the rewards? Nnamdi Madichie, Associate Academic in Business at the University of Derby Online, explores the impact of the levy.