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.

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

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

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Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Andrew Magee, Development Manager at software specialist Enigma Recovery, explains what to do if you've lost data from one of your business devices

The Benefits of Employee Mental Health Breaks

The Benefits of Employee Mental Health Breaks

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The Benefits of Employee Mental Health Breaks

It’s an employer’s duty to ensure that their employees have the opportunity to address their mental health. Here's how offering mental health breaks could benefit both your staff and business

How to Transition to Remote Working

How to Transition to Remote Working

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How to Transition to Remote Working

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular among UK SMEs. Here are 10 considerations to ensure your staff remain happy and productive when working remotely

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

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How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

Nuffield Health’s Brendan Street suggests how businesses can encourage dialogue about mental health and nurture a culture of openness in the workplace

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

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An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

There's been much research conducted into the detrimental impact that sitting at an office desk can have on our health. Here's a quick look at what employers can do to help

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

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How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

Mark Hill of Pearson Frank shares three ways to cement your status as a great tech manager, even if you’re new to the leadership game or tech industry

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

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How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

Siân Goodson, Founder of executive search business Goodson Thomas, shares her strategies to help SME owners ensure they have a more diverse workforce and senior team

7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

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7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

Carolyn Nevitte of People Insight takes a closer look at seven SMEs in the UK who have taken the time to cultivate incredible workplace cultures

Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

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Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

Sam Cropper of Viking reveals how providing the right office environment can boost the overall wellbeing and productivity of your workforce

How to Master the Art of Delegation

How to Master the Art of Delegation

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How to Master the Art of Delegation

Small business owners often struggle with delegation, but handing over control can be vital for business growth. Here's Marianne Page's guide on how to delegate successfully

Is Private Healthcare Worthwhile for SMEs?

Is Private Healthcare Worthwhile for SMEs?

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Is Private Healthcare Worthwhile for SMEs?

Dr Zubair Ahmed, Co-founder and CEO of Medicspot, explains why small businesses should be thinking differently about employee healthcare

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

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How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

Zoe Morris of recruitment agency Jefferson Frank explores what UK businesses can do to build an inclusive culture and make women feel more welcome in the technology industry

Creating a Productive Office Environment

Creating a Productive Office Environment

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Creating a Productive Office Environment

If you're looking for ways to give your workspace a boost, here's a quick look at six simple changes you can make to encourage productivity and keep staff motivated