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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.

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

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

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Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Having flexibility over where employees work can result in higher risk of a security breach. ShredallSDS Group's Nik Williams talks us through the importance of secure remote working policies

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

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Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Recruiting the right candidate for the right role can be stressful and time-consuming. BrighterBox's Charlie Johnson shares his tips on how to attract worthwhile applicants

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

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How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

SMEs are turning to the gig economy for a permanent solution that can support innovation and deliver quality to clients. Cause4's Michelle Wright explores how

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

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The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

Employee wellbeing is becoming crucially important in the workplace, especially for small businesses. Here's one way to turn your office into a paradise of productivity

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

The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

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The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

The numbers of women in the financial services industry has been a topic of contention for a few years now but, slowly, the tide is changing. Aanisah Begg of Midven takes a look at why

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

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Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Using e-learning and staff training services is becoming more and more important for businesses. Here's how to update the skills of your workforce with online learning

Five Top Tips for Working With Freelancers

Five Top Tips for Working With Freelancers

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Five Top Tips for Working With Freelancers

Working with freelancers can cause problems for business owners. Here's our guide to communicating and collaborating with freelance workers effectively

Small Business Online Accounting Software

Small Business Online Accounting Software

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Small Business Online Accounting Software

Finding the perfect online accounting software for your business can be tricky with so many providers available to choose from. Here's our guide.

The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

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The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

Research shows that older employees bring many benefits to a business including experience and morale. Here's how to attract and retain an ageing workforce

Key Employment Law Developments: Q3 2018

Key Employment Law Developments: Q3 2018

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Key Employment Law Developments: Q3 2018

Employment Law Director Alan Price gives us his top employment law developments to watch out for, from protecting trade secrets to a potentially huge change for the gig economy

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

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How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

In a world with rapidly-advancing technology and an ever-changing business environment, could cloud technology be the answer to HR woes?

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

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The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

There are risks and rewards for employers when it comes to unpaid internships. We review the recent controversy and employment laws regarding internships

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

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FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

HR is a function often overlooked in a business, particularly SMEs. Jonathan Richards of breatheHR explores what we can learn from FedEx's approach to HR

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

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Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

Alan Price outlines the key employment law developments business owners need to be aware of in the coming months, including reporting on gender pay gaps

Simplifying HR: How to Make Work Less Complicated

Simplifying HR: How to Make Work Less Complicated

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Simplifying HR: How to Make Work Less Complicated

A complex HR function can impair company performance and weaken employee morale. Here’s how to simplify it for the good of your business

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

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Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

What rights and responsibilities do employers have in respect of employees with undisclosed criminal records? Tackle this tricky issue with our handy guide

Why Employers Should Embrace Social Media

Why Employers Should Embrace Social Media

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Why Employers Should Embrace Social Media

Many employers regard social media as an unwelcome distraction and drain on company productivity. Used correctly, however, it could transform your workforce

How to Improve Staff Morale Cost-Effectively

How to Improve Staff Morale Cost-Effectively

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How to Improve Staff Morale Cost-Effectively

Evidence shows that happy employees are more productive and generate higher profits. But how can you improve staff morale on a small business budget?