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.

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

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

What is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

What is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

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What 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