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.

Create a Great Place to Work and Unlock Business Potential

Create a Great Place to Work and Unlock Business Potential

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Create a Great Place to Work and Unlock Business Potential

How to unlock potential by creating a great place to work. Find out what makes a positive workplace and why it inspires people to work better.

Dealing With Sub-Contractors

Dealing With Sub-Contractors

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Dealing With Sub-Contractors

It's important to remember that a sub-contractor isn’t an employee, so you can’t treat them as one. So how do you deal with them when it all goes sour?

How You Can Learn to be Creative

How You Can Learn to be Creative

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How You Can Learn to be Creative

You can’t teach someone to come up with great ideas, but creativity is something that can be nurtured and developed with the right kind of attitude.

Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

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Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

When looking to fill a vacant position there are two common trains of thought - external or internal. But where is best to look?

How is Your Pension Calculated?

How is Your Pension Calculated?

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How is Your Pension Calculated?

Introduction to how the state pension is calculated and when you can claim.

Managing Staff Personalities

Managing Staff Personalities

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Managing Staff Personalities

In every office environment, there are strong personalities. Do you understand fully how to manage them to benefit your business?

How do I Ensure Effective Team Management?

How do I Ensure Effective Team Management?

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How do I Ensure Effective Team Management?

Effective team management, why it is necessary and how to ensure that you are achieving it.

How Much Maternity Leave Do You Give Staff?

How Much Maternity Leave Do You Give Staff?

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How Much Maternity Leave Do You Give Staff?

Know what maternity leave you need to provide for both your female and male employees.

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