Employee Management

Tracking performance, handling disputes, ensuring wellbeing – read our advice on staff management

Employee management can be challenging, and as a small business owner you probably don't have the same time or resources of a large employer to be as effective as you'd like. Yet it's essential to productivity that you track employee performance, offer training and know how to handle sensitive issues. Another key aspect is ensuring people are happy – this defines how well they work and how long they stay. Read our advice to help you develop crucial employee management skills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 FRG Technology Consulting 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 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

Could You Benefit from a Leadership Audit?

Could You Benefit from a Leadership Audit?

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Could You Benefit from a Leadership Audit?

It's important to consider how your performance as a manager impacts staff productivity, company morale and, ultimately, the success of your business

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

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Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

We explore why lone working policies are an important component of every SME's Health & Safety process, and how to go about writing one that's tailored to your employees

The Psychology Behind Leading a Successful Team

The Psychology Behind Leading a Successful Team

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The Psychology Behind Leading a Successful Team

Having reliable employees that work well together is crucial to the success of any SME. Here are ten actionable changes you can make to ensure your teams are efficient and motivated

Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

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Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

Here's why every SME should have a watertight social media policy, along with a four-step guide on how to create one that your employees will abide by

How to Build a Feedback Culture That Works

How to Build a Feedback Culture That Works

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How to Build a Feedback Culture That Works

CharlieHR's Rob O'Donovan explains how an effective feedback culture can transform working processes and talks us through the seven pillars of sharing constructive feedback

AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

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AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

Artificial intelligence and automation are transforming how large businesses operate, but they also offer huge opportunities for small businesses. Here's our guide