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Here you will find a collection of resources and links to other websites for the AQA AS BUSS3 exam.

 

By all means scroll through the webpage and read all the articles. However, I recommend using the filter section to minimise your search. This will allow you to find all the Exam Technique tips from Tutor2u or all the articles on a particular topic, e.g. Marketing Strategies. 

 

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ZTE boss Shi Lirong: Innovation is key to success

ZTE boss Shi Lirong: Innovation is key to success | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
ZTE chief executive Shi Lirong speaks to the BBC's Linda Yueh about the Chinese mobile maker's future in innovation.
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Sports Direct: 90% of staff on zero-hour contracts

Sports Direct: 90% of staff on zero-hour contracts | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
Retail chain's 20,000 part-time workforce do not know how many hours they will work each week and have no holiday or sick pay
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London tube to run all night at weekends but 750 jobs to go

London tube to run all night at weekends but 750 jobs to go | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
Unions criticise plans, which involve closure of most ticket offices and move to direct payment via contactless bank cards Map showing extent of proposed night tube network

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Naz Jahangir's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:01 PM

Workforce planning and industrial relations.  Also, good case study to see how organisations change due to technological changes. 

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BUSS3 - Workforce Planning Explained


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Mrs Wickson's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:15 AM

From todays lesson - some important facts and issues to consider about workforce planning - its not just about ensuring you have enough staff during the golden quarter! REACTIVE not proactive remember!

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Royal Mail and CWU union reach deal on terms and conditions

Royal Mail and CWU union reach deal on terms and conditions | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
There will be no postal strike in runup to Christmas, although threat of industrial action stands until deal ratified
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Flexible working better than bonuses - Telegraph

Flexible working better than bonuses - Telegraph | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it

"With bonuses unpredictable in uncertain economic conditions, employees   are looking for broader benefits."

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BUSS3: The Formula for Each Ratio

A quick reminder of the each formula that is provided for BUSS3 students when they start the exam.
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Luke Austin's curator insight, October 21, 2013 10:47 AM

useful presnetations and quizzes as I struggle a huge amount with the calucations 

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BUSS3 A* Evaluation - Strategy is Choice – Where to Play and How to Win

When it comes to understanding business strategy, I’m a firm believer in keeping things simple. And here’s something very simple to remember when evaluating the strategies being considered by the case study firm and management in the BUSS3 exam.
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BUSS3 A* Evaluation - The Power of SWOT for Answer Planning

Time used to plan answers during the BUSS3 exam is usually time well-spent.  A good, short plan helps students be more selective in identifying their key paragraph points, draw together relevant case study evidence and also make links which will...
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BUSS3 - The Marketing Plan in fewer than 1000 words

For my first blog of 2012/13 I decided to jump right in at the deep end and tackle, what I consider to be one of the key topics on the BUSS3 syllabus.  The examiner loves marketing planning so it comes up on the paper all the time.  Even if they.
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Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose supermarkets increase market share

Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose supermarkets increase market share | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
Discount and premium supermarkets are continuing to gain market share at the expense of the big four chains, a research firm says.
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What would Michael Porter say?? Low cost & differentiated winning the battle! Are the big four stuck in the middle....aka no mans land?

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Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
Higher experience requirements next summer will coincide with a bulge in the number of pilots hitting age 65 and forced to retire.
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Workfoce Planning: Direct entry to police chief roles

Workfoce Planning: Direct entry to police chief roles | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
The government has announced plans to allow direct entry into the highest ranks of policing, ending 180 years of tradition.
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Panorama - Amazon: The Truth Behind the Click

Panorama - Amazon: The Truth Behind the Click How well does online retailer Amazon treat its workers?


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Mrs Wickson's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:20 AM

As promised the link to this weeks Panorama - fantastic links to our current BUSS3 studies and some BUSS4 golddust! - What do you think the impact of this will be? ST v's LT? Will it actually stop us buying from them? Thoughts below please!

Chisty's comment, November 27, 2013 10:13 AM
Its not really the type of adequate working conditions that one would expect to see in a country like the UK or a company like Amazon.
Mrs Wickson's comment, November 28, 2013 5:44 AM
Christy Can you elaborate - why do you think this?
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Workforce Planning: Amazon to take on 15,000 new UK staff

Workforce Planning: Amazon to take on 15,000 new UK staff | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
Online retailer to expand with new roles in eight distribution centres and expects to make some temporary roles permanent
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UK Inflation Report......since 1948

Inflation in the UK fell to 2.2% in October. Get the full data over time, see how it compares with pay - and understand the new measures
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iFactory: Inside Apple (Foxconn)

An exclusive look inside Apple's factory in China. http://abcnews.go.com/watch/nightline/SH5584743/VD55173552/nightline-221-apples-chinese-factories-exclusive
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BBC News - Sliding into work at Google HQ

BBC News - Sliding into work at Google HQ | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
A tour of Google's Zurich HQ, where staff ride a slide to lunch and shimmy down a fireman's pole.
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BBC NEWS | UK | England | Flexible working for parents

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Flexible working for parents | #BUSS3 from Vision West Notts | Scoop.it
The Government is extending rights to parents with children under 16 to work flexibly.
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BUSS3 A* Evaluation - Do You Really Have to Pay That Dividend?

Shareholders can be hard to manage and difficult to please. On the one hand, a firm owes a debt of gratitude to shareholders for putting their money where their mouth is and backing the business with their cash.
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BUSS3 A* Performance - the Triple Decker Connection

During our recent BUSS3 exam coaching workshops we set students a tough challenge (and made it even harder by asking them to do it right at the end of an intense day of revision!
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BUSS3 Strategies for Success in Question 4

Students who are sitting BUSS3 next week either for the first time, or as a resit, must recognise the importance of the final question in achieving a good grade.
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