Employees

Knowing how to manage employees can help you keep good workers – read on to discover more

Employees keep a business growing and driving forwards. However, many small business don't have the luxury of having an HR team to look after their interests. So, in this section, we look at everything to do with employee management in your business – from their rights and responsibilities to covering yourself legally and knowing how to motivate people.

Performance Management: Life After Annual Appraisals

Performance Management: Life After Annual Appraisals

— Read More — Performance Management: Life After Annual Appraisals

Performance Management: Life After Annual Appraisals

Companies are beginning to move away from annual appraisals towards continuous performance management. But what does this mean for employee pay and bonuses?

Employer Brand: the Secret to Successful Recruitment

Employer Brand: the Secret to Successful Recruitment

— Read More — Employer Brand: the Secret to Successful Recruitment

Employer Brand: the Secret to Successful Recruitment

A strong employer brand is essential for any business in this day and age. But what does it mean, and how do you build one for your company?

Why It’s Time to Stop Fearing AI

Why It’s Time to Stop Fearing AI

— Read More — Why It’s Time to Stop Fearing AI

Why It’s Time to Stop Fearing AI

Far from being a threat, artificial intelligence presents a huge opportunity for businesses and customers alike. How could robots transform your company?

Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

— Read More — Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

With Ryanair blaming flight cancellations on a change to its holiday year, what has it taught other employers about managing their employees' annual leave?

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

— Read More — Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Four years after their introduction, the Supreme Court has abolished employment tribunal fees, ruling them unlawful. But what does it mean for employers?

The Business Case for Flexible Working

The Business Case for Flexible Working

— Read More — The Business Case for Flexible Working

The Business Case for Flexible Working

Many employers are wary of flexible working, but it presents far more opportunities than threats. So, why and how should you implement it in your business?

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

— Read More — Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Looking after the health of your employees can deliver tangible benefits to your business, but what steps can you take to improve employee wellbeing?

How to Make Meetings More Productive

How to Make Meetings More Productive

— Read More — How to Make Meetings More Productive

How to Make Meetings More Productive

Meetings can be a huge drain on company resources, but they don't need to be. Wave goodbye to the bored room with these essential business meeting tips

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

— Read More — Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

The UK government introduced shared parental leave in 2015, offering parents a more flexible childcare arrangement. But what does it all mean for employers?

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

— Read More — How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is notoriously difficult for entrepreneurs. But it's not impossible. Here's how you can find your perfect balance

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

— Read More — The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant can deliver numerous benefits to a business, but there are a few things to consider before bringing a virtual PA on board

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

— Read More — The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

Uber's defeat in a recent employment tribunal will have a huge impact on the company, but what are the wider implications for the gig economy as a whole?

Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

— Read More — Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

With more and more businesses changing their reporting lines, how can you avoid employee conflict when you change your business structure?

Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

— Read More — Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

More people in the UK are working past 65 than a decade ago. Fleximize examines the advantages of working beyond the state pension age

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

— Read More — Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary periods can protect employers when a new employee doesn’t make the grade. But how can an employer implement one effectively and responsibly?

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

— Read More — Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Company culture means something different to everyone but no business can afford to ignore it. So how can you build a great culture for your company?

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

— Read More — Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

When recruiting a worker from outside the EU, employers might need to apply for a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence. Here's all you need to know

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

— Read More — Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship stories: five small businesses using apprenticeships in inspiring ways that benefit the business and the young employees

Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

— Read More — Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

What your business can learn from this inspiring story of how a niche business found the perfect apprentice.

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

— Read More — Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Savvy SMEs know apprenticeships benefit their employees and business growth. From funded training to low employment costs, here's the lowdown.

 

  Subscribe for Free Content

Click here to get killer business content sent straight to your inbox

Subscribe to The Knowledge Hub

Join over 60,000 business owners. Get the latest advice, tips and expert opinion delivered to your inbox every month.