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.

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

What Really Motivates Today's Employees?

What Really Motivates Today's Employees?

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What Really Motivates Today's Employees?

Richard Shotton, one of the country’s top behavioural scientists, has partnered with Monster recruitment to give business leaders insight into the science behind employee motivation

Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

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Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

With many employees working remotely during the pandemic, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of company culture. Dave Wrightson of Engage shares his tips

Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

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Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

Making your staff feel valued and appreciated is particularly important in the current climate of remote working. Here's how to recognize employees during the coronavirus pandemic

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

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How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

With record numbers of UK businesses shifting to remote working over the past couple of months, it's crucial to instil a culture of trust among your employees. Here's how

Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

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Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

Here's a guide to help remote working staff with self-care during the pandemic so they can stay healthy, happy and focused

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

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Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Chris Salmon of Quittance Legal Services explains the legal responsibilities employers have for ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of their remote working staff

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

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A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

Alice Hickling of Larsen Howie talks us through the minor status tests that assessors look at when evaluating a company's IR35 status