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.

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

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Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

We take a look at how business owners can cultivate healthy conversations about money, along with outlining three steps to achieve stable cash flow

How to Understand Your Payslips as an Employee

How to Understand Your Payslips as an Employee

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How to Understand Your Payslips as an Employee

Stacey McIntosh of Sage Advice UK​ talks us through how to understand your payslips as an employee, including a look at key terminology

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

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Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Ben Liu of Kofax takes a look at why it's essential to invest time into protecting your business' paperwork and digital file infrastructure

The 'Motherhood Penalty' & Parental Leave Pay

The 'Motherhood Penalty' & Parental Leave Pay

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The 'Motherhood Penalty' & Parental Leave Pay

Eliza Serna-Cochrane discusses how UK legislation and workplace discrimination makes it difficult for new mothers to return to full-time work and explores how business owners can change this

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

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A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Consulting​ covers everything employers need to know about taking on an apprentice in 2020, including the government's new Kickstart Scheme

Using Technology to Upskill Remote-Working Staff

Using Technology to Upskill Remote-Working Staff

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Using Technology to Upskill Remote-Working Staff

With many SMEs postponing employee training due to the pandemic, we explore why now is the time to focus on upskilling staff and how technology can help facilitate this

Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

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Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

Katy Carter of B&A Group explores six strategies to successfully grow your family-run construction business, including a focus on team development and establishing a strong brand image

A Guide to Agile People Management

A Guide to Agile People Management

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A Guide to Agile People Management

Agile management has become more popular amongst UK SMEs during the pandemic whilst teams work remotely. Here's a quick look at the basics

Promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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Promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Thomas Owen of Viking Extrusions explores the many benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace, with a particular focus on how to employ and support autistic employees

Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

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Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

Simon Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of Ridgefield Consulting, talks us through the unexpected costs associated with hiring your first employee as a small business owner

Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

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Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

With unprecedented numbers of UK employees working from home, many have found themselves facing social isolation and loneliness. Here's what employers can do to help

Why Management Training is Crucial for SMEs

Why Management Training is Crucial for SMEs

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Why Management Training is Crucial for SMEs

Implementing quality management training will make employees feel more integrated as a team and increase motivation levels, resulting in happier staff and better performance. Here's how

Modern Leadership in Today's Workplace

Modern Leadership in Today's Workplace

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Modern Leadership in Today's Workplace

Robert Ordever, Managing Director of O.C Tanner Europe, discusses what being a modern leader means and why it's crucial for success in today's workplace

5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

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5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

With many small businesses considering a permanent shift to remote working, Mike Castle of ITRM shares five steps that will help you to create a long-term, highly efficient virtual office

Covid-19: The Future of The Workplace

Covid-19: The Future of The Workplace

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Covid-19: The Future of The Workplace

With most businesses instructing staff to work from home during the pandemic, many are now considering whether a return to the office is necessary. John Flanagan of Cartridge People explores.

7 Ways for SMEs to Avoid Redundancies

7 Ways for SMEs to Avoid Redundancies

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7 Ways for SMEs to Avoid Redundancies

Daniel Barnett of Getting Redundancy Right explores seven alternative options for SME owners who may be considering staff redundancies

Covid-19: How to Support Staff Returning to Work

Covid-19: How to Support Staff Returning to Work

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Covid-19: How to Support Staff Returning to Work

Nuffield Health's Brendan Street shares an extensive guide detailing how to effectively communicate with and support employees returning to work as the UK eases out of lockdown

Preventing Disengagement in Construction Teams

Preventing Disengagement in Construction Teams

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Preventing Disengagement in Construction Teams

Construction is a profession which involves mostly field work, making employee engagement more difficult. Here's what you can do to avoid disengagement in your construction team

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

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The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

In this exclusive from the Association of Staffing Professionals, Chief Executive Ann Swain explores the impact of Covid-19 on the UK recruitment sector

Three Ways to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

Three Ways to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

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Three Ways to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

It's imperative to foster an inclusive and diverse culture within your SME. Suki Sandhu of Audeliss explores three ways to promote diversity in your workplace