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.

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

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Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

What are the consequences for terminating an executive officer in a US firm that has accepted Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) government funding?

The Effect of Promotion on your Leadership Style

The Effect of Promotion on your Leadership Style

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The Effect of Promotion on your Leadership Style

When you're promoted, there is an inevitable change in your leadership style. But how can you ensure you don't alienate employees and keep them performing?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

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What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

Find out what the current hourly national minimum wage is and read about planned rises.

Poaching Employees

Poaching Employees

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Poaching Employees

How to avoid getting into legal hot water when headhunting competitor's staff, and preventing their own staff from being poached.

Developing your Company Culture

Developing your Company Culture

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Developing your Company Culture

Fostering a productive but enjoyable company culture can be a mammoth task for any business owner. Here are the key things to watch out for...

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

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Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Need to hire an accountant? Find out when you should recruit and if in-house is better.

Advice on Quitting Your Job

Advice on Quitting Your Job

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Advice on Quitting Your Job

Quitting your job can often be one of the most stressful points in your career. Here are our top tips for smoothing the process just a little bit.

Encouraging Whistleblowing in the Workplace

Encouraging Whistleblowing in the Workplace

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Encouraging Whistleblowing in the Workplace

What is whistleblowing, and what are the pros and cons of encouraging it in your organisation? How do go about reaching the right balance for your company?

How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

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How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

Find out how a financial manager can boost your business, and get advice on when to recruit someone.

How to Reward Staff

How to Reward Staff

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How to Reward Staff

Employee of the Month is a great way to recognize your staff's achievements.

Developing your Leadership Skills

Developing your Leadership Skills

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Developing your Leadership Skills

How can you, as a leader, ensure you continue to develop and grow? Here are our top tips for business owners and entrepreneurs leading a team...

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

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Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

Understand the common terms that you need to include in employment contracts

How do I Get People to Listen to Me?

How do I Get People to Listen to Me?

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How do I Get People to Listen to Me?

Effective teamwork relies on conversation, but how do you make yourself heard?

Addition of Staff to the Business

Addition of Staff to the Business

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Addition of Staff to the Business

What’s the best way to add new staff to an existing team or to reshuffle existing teams?

Working the Faux Hawk

Working the Faux Hawk

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Working the Faux Hawk

The faux hawk soars above the city, swooping down on fashion like a hipster bird of prey, but is it an appropriate hairstyle for a professional workplace?

Why Don't People Listen?

Why Don't People Listen?

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Why Don't People Listen?

What is the most common reason that people don’t listen to you and how to overcome this?

Communicating Core Values

Communicating Core Values

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Communicating Core Values

Marketing your business, products and services is important. But how do you get the core values of your business across easily and effectively?

Employment and Supply Contracts

Employment and Supply Contracts

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Employment and Supply Contracts

We’re all guilty of skim-reading a contract, but there are key T&Cs that should be always be noted and read in detail. Failing to do so could spell trouble.

4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

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4 Common Reasons for Dismissal

Have to sack an employee is a sad reality of running a business, whatever the reason. But what are the most common reasons employees are let go?

Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

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Think You're Ready to Hire Your First Employee?

Are you sure you're ready to recruit your first employee? Read this article before drafting that all-important ad.