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Staff & recruitment

Employing staff for the first time: 6 things you need to consider

Your business is growing and the future’s looking good. To help with the extra work and make sure that growth continues, you decide to employ one or two members of…
By 25 February, 2019
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Staff & recruitment

Will a four-day work week become the norm?

It’s no wonder I started writing this post on a Monday morning. The weekend always seems to go far too quickly. You clock off on Friday afternoon and before you…
By 21 February, 2019
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Staff & recruitment

5 tips for finding (and keeping) the right employees

For your business to be a success, you need the right people working for it. Without great employees, you can’t expect to have a great business. But finding the right…
By 28 January, 2019
Make Work Experience Really Work For YOU This Summer
Staff & recruitment

Make Work Experience Really Work For YOU This Summer

The dog days of summer are a strange time in most companies. Staff, customers, and suppliers go on holiday, work slows in many industries, and productivity often slides. And the…
By 10 August, 2015
How To Resolve Business Disputes With Fellow Directors
Staff & recruitment

How To Resolve Business Disputes With Fellow Directors

Disagreements are inevitable in business. When you have more than one person running an enterprise, there are bound to be differences of opinion from time to time, whether on strategy,…
By 08 May, 2015
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Staff & recruitment

Why You Should Hire Young People

Hiring an inexperienced recruit can be like upgrading your computer system. Things are slower at first, and getting up to speed takes time, but the effort can improve results. However,…
By 27 April, 2015
How To Manage Employee Absence, And Fill Staffing Gaps
Staff & recruitment

How To Manage Employee Absence, And Fill Staffing Gaps

As of April 5, mothers and fathers of newly-born babies have the right to share their maternity and paternity leave. This parental leave measure is one we’ve outlined before, but…
By 06 April, 2015
Should You Give Staff The Living Wage?
Staff & recruitment

Should You Give Staff The Living Wage?

How To Set Pay It’s a big day for an enterprise when it hires its first member of staff. But having employees brings a whole raft of challenges for a…
By 11 November, 2014
Top Tips On Pensions Auto-Enrolment. Is Your Business Ready?
Staff & recruitment

Top Tips On Pensions Auto-Enrolment. Is Your Business Ready?

No one likes to think about getting older. But workers - and the companies that employ them – are being forced to face up to the realities of old age…
By 26 June, 2014
What Skills Does Your Business Need This National Apprenticeship Week?
Staff & recruitment

What Skills Does Your Business Need This National Apprenticeship Week?

We’ve said it before, apprentices can be a great thing for small firms. And you’ll hear much more about the merits of apprenticeships in the coming days as part of…
By 03 March, 2014
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