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.

What Is a Furloughed Worker?

What Is a Furloughed Worker?

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What Is a Furloughed Worker?

We take a look at the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the process to follow if UK business owners find that they must furlough their employees

Who is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

Who is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

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Who is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

In the wake of the UK Government announcing new measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, we take a quick look at the definition of key workers and frontline staff in the UK

How to Support Your Remote Working Staff

How to Support Your Remote Working Staff

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How to Support Your Remote Working Staff

As more and more businesses take steps to prepare their staff for remote working, it's important to take a moment to consider how you can support staff whilst they work from home

Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

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Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

As a small business owner, it's important to cultivate a working environment that encourages your employees to feel motivated and engaged. Here's how

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

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Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Security should be a top priority for any business. Izzy Schulman of Keys4U encourages employers to create a culture in which business security is every employee’s responsibility

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

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How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

From gym memberships to stock options, there are many ways small businesses can offer benefits to their staff in order to attract and retain talent. Beau Peters explores

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

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Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Research shows that UK businesses are prioritising investment in cybersecurity in 2020 to strengthen their defences. Adam Louca from Softcat explores

A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

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A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants are there to ensure your business runs smoothly, you have fewer tasks to manage and your life is made less hectic as a result. Here's how to find and hire your first virtual assistant

The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

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The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

Anthony Chadwick of The Webinar Vet shares his knowledge of how to leverage the digital training market and the ways it can grow your small business

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

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Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Maria Espie Vidal of Time Doctor shares her insight into how small businesses can transition to remote working, including how to implement policy changes and address staff concerns

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

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A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

Holding regular one-to-one performance reviews can help your team feel more confident in their roles and promote a healthy channel of communication. Here's how

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

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A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

Employment law specialist Paula Fisher provides insight into the 2020 Employment Law Changes that will affect every employer in the UK, along with highlighting how UK SMEs can prepare

How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

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How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

Carolyn Nevitte of​ People Insight explores how to spot if your staff are burnt out and what you can do to help employees who are disillusioned with their work

Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

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Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

If you're looking for cost-effective and time-efficient development opportunities for your employees, then it may be worth looking into e-learning. Here's why

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

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How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

Mark Tighe, Founder and Managing Director at specialist tax consultancy Catax, delves into how to successfully merge two business cultures following a business acquisition

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

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Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Donna Torres of Xero highlights the importance of being able to 'switch off' from work as a small business owner, along with six ways to help you avoid burn out

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

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How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

Having the right people in leadership positions is vital to the success of every SME. But how can coaching improve a leader's ability to manage their team? Susy Roberts explores

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

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How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, explores the business benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion, along with how to build a culture of inclusion in your workplace

Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

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Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

Employee benefits should be a key part of your strategy to keep up with the employment evolution. Here's a closer look at how to create a benefits package tailored to your employees' needs

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

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Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Salary sacrifice is a tax-efficient way to boost your employees’ pensions. James Alesbury of HWB Chartered Accountants talks us through the details